Disability Awareness Campaigns July 2020

Fragile X Awareness Month

1st-31st July

Fragile X Syndrome is a rare genetic condition causing intellectual disability.

Fragile X syndrome causes mild to severe intellectual disability. It affects both males and females, but females usually have milder symptoms.

Symptoms include delays in talking, anxiety and hyperactive behaviour. Some people have seizures. Physical features might include large ears, a long face, a prominent jaw and forehead and flat feet.

For more information – https://www.fragilex.org.au/understanding-fragile-x/

 

National Diabetes Week

14th-20th July

Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition with 1.8 million Australians diagnosed with diabetes.

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self-care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on the quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it.

For more information – https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/

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