Overview

Fragile X Association of Australia was formed as a national organisation in 1989 with the aims of providing support and service to the Fragile X community, providing information and education about Fragile X and providing a national voice on issues related to Fragile X.

Our vision is that people living with Fragile X are connected, included, understood & empowered to live their best possible lives.

Fragile X Association of Australia is an incorporated association (incorporated in NSW). Registered address:  Suite 204 20 Dale Street, Brookvale NSW 2100.

Our Mission

Supporting people living with Fragile X to live their best possible lives through connection, education and advocacy.

Underlying Principles

Service, Respect, Accountability, Evaluation, Compliance.

Governance

We are a member-based organisation, governed by our Constitution, applicable laws, statutes and regulations.

Fragile X Association of Australia comprises members and an elected Board of volunteer directors. The organisation has an Executive Committee and employs staff.

Several sub-committees serve to support the organisation through information and recommendations, including the Fragile X Scientific, Clinical and Research Sub-committee , and the Fragile X Endowment Fund Committee

Membership

As specified in our Constitution, membership is open to:

  • People who are personally affected by Fragile X
  • Parents, guardians, carers or relatives of someone affected by Fragile X
  • Health professionals whose practice involves Fragile X
  • Scientists, geneticists or researchers whose work is involved with Fragile X
  • Educational professionals involved with students with Fragile X
  • People with a commitment to advancing the objects of the Association (as specified in the Constitution),
  • Organisations providing support/service related to Fragile X.

There is no fee for membership of Fragile X Association of Australia. To join click here.

Funding

Fragile X Association of Australia is funded by donations, grants and fundraising, and we are very grateful to the members, communities and organisations who support us.

We are especially grateful to the Margaret and John Cunninghm and their family for their close involvement in our organisation since its establishment over 30 years ago and for their generosity as our principal donor.

Donations

Donations may be made online and offline. All donations of $2.00 and over are tax deductible.   Click here to make a donation.

Financials

The organisation has a financial year 1 July to 30 June, and holds an Annual General Meeting once a year for presenting financial statements, the election of Board members and other business.

Our Annual Reports provide an excellent overview of our work and activities throughout the year, and include our audited financial statements.

We are very grateful to Manser Tierney & Johnston, Chartered Accountants in Wahroonga, NSW, for supporting us through their pro bono audit services for over 20 years.

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End of Financial Year donation will make a difference

Your generous donation will help FXAA ensure people living with Fragile X are connected, included, understood and empowered. Specifically, your donation (no matter how big or small) will help us maintain and deliver support and connections to the Fragile X community: 1. Counselling support 2. FXAA Helpline - available 5 days per week 3. Webinar program 4. Peer connection and referrals 5. Advocacy work – for example, our Fragile X Care | Adults & Ageing study that we’re undertaking collaboratively with the Centre for Disability Studies is the first Australian study on the support needs, health & wellbeing of adults with Fragile X Syndrome as they age. All support is sincerely appreciated and helps us make a difference.

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