Finding effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of autism.

18th International Fragile X and Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop

The 18th International Fragile X and Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders Workshop is in progress. Learn More.

What is Fragile X?

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of autism and intellectual disabilities. It affects 1 in 4000 boys and 1 in 6000 girls of all races worldwide.
Fragile X occurs when a single gene shuts down. Our children lack one protein vital for normal brain function.

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Finding a Cure

FRAXA is committed to finding a cure for fragile X. Three Nobel Laureates and other top-notch scientists make up our Scientific Advisory Board. FRAXA has funded over $26,000,000 in research worldwide; hundreds of teams are in their labs right now, testing, seeking, discovering.

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FRAXA is run by parents; we are motivated by our children and others like them. Our management/general expenses are under 4 percent. When you donate to FRAXA, your dollars count!

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