Mike: A Parent’s Perspective On Early Diagnosis

At a very early stage Mike and Helen could see the challenges with their son Josiah’s development – across the board Josiah was missing milestones. They were very concerned to understand the cause of the delay.

Their message to healthcare professionals and GPs when faced with a young child with developmental delay is twofold. Firstly, to strongly consider FX testing early in the process. And secondly to get a real understanding of a family’s history of any conditions related to Fragile X.

Mike Tozer is a Board member of Fragile X Association of Australia

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