AXYS

Australian X & Y Spectrum Support (AXYS) help support individuals and families living with X & Y sex chromosome variants in particular; Klinefelter Syndrome/XXY, XYY, XXX, XXYY, XXXY, XXXXY and associated variants.

We aim to increase awareness and inform the health and education sectors and broader community.

Mental health and wellbeing

Whilst depression and anxiety are common mental health disorders in the general population they have a much higher incidence in people with an X & Y chromosome variant.


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Sex chromosome variations are common, but often not well understood by education and health professionals.

It can be an isolated and frustrating journey both before and after receiving a diagnosis.

We'd like to change that.

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Online Resources We've put together a great collection of resources

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Personal reflections on living with extra chromosomes

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Read Our Blog Insightful observations from our networks

AXYS conference 10th November 2018 – RCH Melbourne

On Saturday 10th November 2018 over 50 people attended the free annual AXYS conference which was held at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. This was a very successful day with several AXYS members flying from interstate to attend and many others throughout Australia watching what could be livestreamed to our private Facebook group. This …

Outline for discussion on disclosure in pre-school and primary school children Klinefelter Syndrome/XXY

Disclosure: If the diagnosis has been previously known and you have only just decided to disclose the diagnosis to the pre-school or primary school it is often helpful to start off the meeting/discussion of why you have only just decided to disclose your child’s diagnosis. Discuss how (still not mentioning the diagnosis) it is a …

Early intervention suggestions

Please Note: You should always consult a professional and get your child assessed if you are concerned about their development. These are just suggestions which you can incorporate into your everyday interactions with your child. Speech Therapy The Hanen information sheets (which are attached in the files section) give some ideas on building language with …

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