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Fragile X syndrome is a genetic disorder. It is caused by changes in a gene that scientists called the FMR1 gene when it was discovered (Centers for disease control and prevention). The above infographic on Autism and Fragile X syndrome is curated from the Fragile X Society. 

Fragile X is one of the most common knowns inherited single-gene causes of Intellectual Disability and Autism worldwide. The infographic above talks about why is it important to test for Fragile X. It also talks about what are the differences between Autism and Fragile X syndrome.

It is recommended that all children with Autism, both male and female, be referred for genetic evaluation and testing for FXS and any other genetic cause of autism.

Additionally, you can also check the quick guide on understanding what is Autism.

If you have questions about Autism, Down Syndrome, ADHD, or other intellectual disabilities, or have concerns about developmental delays in a child, the Nayi Disha team is here to help. For any questions or queries, please contact our FREE Helpline at 844-844-8996. You can call or what’s app us. Our counselors speak different languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, and Bengali.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this guide is for information purposes only. 

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