May Awareness is HERE! Help us spread awareness of X & Y chromosomal variations all month long! Please click on the "Announcements" link above to see all the great updates we have this month!
The Focus Foundation is the first and only research-based agency exclusively dedicated to identifying and helping children who have X & Y Variations (also called X & Y Chromosomal Variations or Sex Chromosome Disorders; within the disorder are many sub-categories, which are identified by names including Klinefelter Syndrome, Tetrasomy X, Pentasomy X, 49 XXXXX, 48 XXXY, 49 XXXXY, XYY, and 47 XXY.), Dyslexia and/or Developmental Dyspraxia, conditions that lead to language-based disabilities, motor planning deficits, reading dysfunction, and attention and behavioral disorders. All physicians, ancillary health care providers and special educators are taught that genetic abnormalities can impact a child's development. Unfortunately, because most practitioners often receive insufficient information about these chromosome disorders, they don't even consider testing for X & Y Variations when caring for a child who presents with developmental concerns.
Early Identification + Targeted Treatment = Recovery