Sentence Examples

  • Fragile X syndrome, also known as Martin-Bell syndrome or FXS, is the most common known cause of inherited intellectual disability, occurring in an estimated 1 in 4000 males and 1 in 6000 to 8000 females.
  • Many support groups for Fragile X exist, sometimes overlapping with autism support groups as concerned individuals come together to help those with ASD, FXS, or both.
  • Other genetic factors may account for the reason that some children with FXS have autism as well, but further study is underway to determine the factors.
  • FXS is caused by a mutation in a gene on the X chromosome that interferes with the production of a protein needed for proper brain development.
  • Like autism, the most help for children with FXS is simply the concern, love, and dedication of the adults who care for them.