Geisinger’s Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI) is pleased to offer a comprehensive package of services for people with fragile X syndrome and the families who love them. Geisinger is a member of the international Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium, and our multidisciplinary team has extensive knowledge and experience with fragile X. ADMI’s leadership in the fields of neurodevelopmental pediatrics, genomic medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, radiology, special education, and behavioral health allows us to offer unique and practical services for children and adults.
At ADMI’s headquarters in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, families can access a variety of medical, behavioral, genetic counseling, and assessment services. In addition, ADMI’s team of specialists is available to provide local and long distance consultations to help schools, agencies, and families address the complex needs of children and adults with fragile X.
To learn more about our full range of services for people affected by fragile X, please call 570.522.6287 or email email@example.com.
Fast facts about fragile X:
- Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities.
- The diagnosis is confirmed through genetic blood testing called fragile X DNA analysis.
- Fragile X syndrome affects males and females of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- People with fragile X syndrome may show a wide range of symptoms, including physical differences, intellectual disabilities and / or behavioral issues, such as attention deficits, anxiety, and autism.
- Targeted pharmaceuticals, intervention strategies, and support services can maximize potential in children and adults with fragile X syndrome.
- Family members of people with fragile X syndrome may be affected by a variety of gene-related symptoms, from infertility to neurological disorders.
- Most families affected by fragile X have not yet been identified.
Fragile X Infographic
The National Fragile X Foundation put together a special infographic that you can share with your friends to in turn share with their friends and family. It shows the many ways fragile X can affect impact a family. Thank you fragilex.org!