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Fragile X syndrome

People with Fragile X syndrome (or Fragile X) have intellectual disability, behavioural and learning challenges as well as certain physical characteristics

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What is a childhood disability?

Learn more about childhood disabilities such as congenital disorders, disabilities developed after birth and disabilities caused by injury.

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What is a congenital disorder?

Congenital disorder, also known as congenital disease or birth defects, are conditions present from birth. Find out more about congenital disorders.

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Genetic counselling

Genetic counselling may be recommended for people who have a history of hereditary disorders. Find out why you might need counselling and what to expect.

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Screening for carrier status

Screening for carrier status assesses whether you and your partner carry genes that could mean your baby is born with a health condition. Find out more here about whether the test might be right for you.

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Fragile X syndrome in children | Raising Children Network

Fragile X syndrome causes intellectual disability and other challenges. Early intervention and support helps children with Fragile X explore their abilities.

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Fragile X Syndrome - Lab Tests Online AU

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and intellectual impairment.

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Fragile X syndrome - Better Health Channel

The facts about fragile X syndrome are complicated, and parents and family members are invited to ask their doctor to refer them to a genetics clinic.

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Fragile X gene - Lab Tests Online AU

DNA testing for increases in the length of the CGG repeat region of the FMR1 gene is available in Australia and the cost is covered by Medicare, when the person being tested has intellectual disability, ataxia, neurodegeneration, or premature ovarian failure

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Intellectual disability | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is intellectual disability? A child with an intellectual disability learns and develops more slowly than other children

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