June 9, 2011

Community Forum on Fragile X Syndrome, Monday, June 20

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will host a community forum Monday, June 20, to present information about current research on fragile X syndrome.

The forum is open to family members, friends, researchers, clinicians, students, community professionals and disability advocates. The event will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is encouraged by June 16.

Panelists will discuss how the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is advancing understanding of fragile X through research, and how research findings are improving clinical care.

Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. Symptoms include mental impairment ranging from learning disabilities to intellectual disability, attention deficit and hyperactivity, anxiety and unstable mood, autistic-like behaviors and specific physical characteristics.

Register at http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/registration. Co-sponsored by the National Fragile X Foundation.