July Disability Awareness Campaigns

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 …

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Diabetes – Myths and Facts

Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic condition. 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 …

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What is Fragile X Syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition causing intellectual disability affecting both males and females, but females usually have milder symptoms. It is estimated that about 90,000 people in Australia are impacted by Fragile X in some way – as carriers of Fragile X, or with Fragile X syndrome. Fragile X syndrome is the leading cause …

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