NCBDDD’s Division of Human Development and Disability (DHDD) Moves Fragile X Forward With New Pediatrics Supplement

Fragile X-associated disorders (FXD) are some of the most common inherited causes of intellectual disability. A new supplement dedicated to FXD was published in Pediatrics today. Funded by the Division of Human Development and Disability, this supplement contains some of the latest research on these conditions and will be a wide-ranging resource for healthcare professionals and researchers in their efforts to advance knowledge, treatment, and quality of life for individuals with FXD. The supplement contains

  • New research on individuals with both fragile X syndrome (FXS) and autism spectrum disorder,
  • A description of what’s needed and the barriers and challenges to include FXS in newborn screening,
  • Expert reviews of the scientific literature on FXD, and
  • An outline of the methods used by staff at FXS specialty clinics collecting data for the Fragile X Online Registry With Accessible Research Database (FORWARD).

This supplement illustrates NCBDDD’s mission to help children reach their full potential by understanding developmental disabilities and improving the health of people living with disabilities.

Read more about the supplement online at Advancing Treatment and Care for Fragile X Syndrome. For more information about CDC’s fragile X syndrome program read Fragile X Syndrome: A Public Health Challenge.

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