Congressman Jim Himes met with Ridgefielder Pat Giacone, an advocate for the Fragile X Syndrome Foundation, last week.

Fragile X Syndrome is an inherited genetic disorder which is the leading known inherited cause of intellectual disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Individuals who are pre-mutation carriers may be at risk for neurological disorders and health issues as well.

There are 1,100 individuals with FXS and 16,000 people are carriers in the State of Connecticut