Chromosome Disorders

Fragile X

Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic condition and is the most common known cause of inherited learning disabilities. In the UK, it affects around 1 in 4000 males, as well as 1 in 6000 females.

Here you will find an introduction to fragile X. If you would like more detailed information about fragile X, including about specific issues like behaviour or educational needs, then you can download the publications. You can also get support and information from the Fragile X Society via the Family Support Workers.

Address: The Fragile X Society
Rood End House
6 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 1DA
Tel: 01371 875 100
SWAN

SWAN offers support and information to families of children with undiagnosed genetic disorders. SWAN offers resources, newsletters and leaflets that are available to view on the website. Through SWAN families can access mutual support and information sharing. To register and become a member, there is a downloadable form on the website.

Address: Genetic Alliance UK
Unit 4D Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London
N1 3QP
THE DOWN’S HEART GROUP

THE DOWN’S HEART GROUP is a UK charity which offers support, information and contact with other families who have a member with Down syndrome and related heart defects.

Address: The Down’s Heart Group
PO Box 4260
Dunstable
LU6 2ZT
Tel: 0300 102 1644
UNIQUE

UNIQUE provides support and information to families of children and individuals with any rare chromosome disorders.

Address: Chief Executive Officer
Unique
G1 The Stables
Station Road West
Oxted, Surrey
RH8 9EE
Tel: 01883 723356