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What is Fragile X?

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common known cause of intellectual disability (formerly referred to as mental retardation) that can be inherited, that is passed from parent to child. It is estimated that FXS affects about 1 in 4,000 boys and 1 in 6,000 to 8,000 girls. Both boys and girls can have FXS, […]

What is Spinal Bifida?

Spina bifida is a defect in the spinal column in which one or more vertebrae fail to form properly, leaving a gap that can result in damage to the central nervous system. Those born with spina bifida may need surgery and other extensive medical care owing to the paralysis that may result from damage to […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Some people may think that occupational […]

Every Child is a star.

Top 10 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had Disabilities Do you know that many of our favorite celebrities have struggled with basic learning skills growing up? Despite the ridicule they often suffered in school, in social situations, and sometimes at home, they had the inner strength to persevere. In the video, you will find a list […]

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