We would like to introduce you to our organization, The Fragile X Alliance of Texas (FXAT). We are 501(c)3 non-profit agency made up of a group of parents, family and friends of individuals with Fragile X Syndrome and Fragile X-related disorders formed in 2010 to support families throughout Texas. We have chapters in San Antonio and Houston, along with many contacts across the state. FXAT is a Community Partner of the National Fragile X Foundation's Community Support Network and, therefore, have connections throughout the United States and the world. Bottom line: no matter where you are, we can help find the right support for you and your loved ones with Fragile X.

“What is Fragile X Syndrome?” is a question we are often asked. Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the leading known genetic cause of Autism. FXS affects both males & females and the spectrum of intellectual impairment ranges from subtle learning difficulties and a normal IQ to severe developmental disability and/or Autism.

The most current statistics in regards to the prevelance of Fragile X can be found here.

Along with Fragile X Syndrome, the Fragile X gene can cause additional disorders. These include:
- Fragile X–associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) is an “adult onset” neurodegenerative disorder, usually affecting males over 50 years of age. Females comprise only a small part of the FXTAS population, and their symptoms tend to be less severe.
- Fragile X-associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (FXPOI) is a condition in which the ovaries are not functioning at full capacity in an FMR1 premutation carrier. Common symptoms of FXPOI include absent or irregular periods, symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, etc, early menopause and infertility.

If you would like more information about FXS and the associated disorders, please click here .
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