AXYS Australia is a
not for profit organisation run by volunteers who have a direct link to someone with an X & Y chromosome variation. We are individuals, parents, families, health professionals and allies who are continuously working hard to support, empower and inform.

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 are here to increase awareness and to inform the health and education sectors and broader community on what these X and Y sex chromosome variants are and the impact it has on individuals and families and how they can better support, guide and implement appropriate tools and treatment plans. We aim to ensure that everyone living with an X & Y chromosome variant has the opportunity to reach their fullest potential living a happy life with minimal impacts from possible health related issues.

We can offer a wealth of knowledge, advice, guidance and support but it’s important to note that we are not medical professionals. We can help direct you to find the right health care professionals that can give you supportive, knowledgeable and specific advice.

What can we do

AXYS offers a wide variety of support, information and guidance. These include: a dedicated private and confidential Facebook group with members from all around Australia who can offer great support and information, we have informal casual catch ups, an annual information seminar, annual AGM and one on one phone or email support. We are here to offer what support and information you need.

Individual rights

At AXYS we recognise and respect everyone’s individual rights and celebrate the diversity of the human family, including sex and gender, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic status, physical characteristics and mental abilities. We respect the rights of individuals to self-identify as they choose in gender and sexuality. We embrace the great diversities of living with an X & Y chromosome variation and endeavour to ensure all individuals feel supported.

Our Team

AXYS is run by volunteers who dedicate their own time to ensure we can further increase awareness, support and empower others. We have a vast array of skill sets in which we work together to achieve great positive change for individuals living with and X & Y chromosome variant.

Our Board

AXYS is a NFP organisation. Our board members include allies, family members and those with lived experience. Our current board members are:

  • Anita Deutsch
  • Chloe Hanna
  • Richard Bradley
  • Steven Parkinson
  • Trish Fox