August 4, 2014

Where Care meets Cure: The growth of Rett Clinics & Centers in North America

By early 2015, will have helped inspire the development, growth and networking of 18 Rett specialty centers in North America that support our children & believe that care & cure are linked.

July 24, 2014

WELCOME Back a Leading Board Member

We are proud to welcome long time Board of Directors member, Gordon Rich, back to the Board of Trustees. Gordy and his wife Anne created the Kelly Rich Rett Research Foundation in 1997.

June 2, 2014

Welcome to

It’s the beginning of a new era. IRSF isn’t going away; we’re evolving into a more focused comprehensive research and family empowerment organization doing business as


Upcoming events

Connecticut Strollathon
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
All Day Event

Maine Strollathon
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
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Abby's Army 5K and .75 Child's Fun Run (MA)
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
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Nebraska Strollathon
Sat, 20 Sep 2014
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Grand Rapids Strollathon (MI)
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
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Ride the Rivers Century Bike Ride (MO)
Sun, 21 Sep 2014
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Home Run Derby (CA)
Fri, 26 Sep 2014
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Raleigh Strollathon (NC)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
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San Antonio Strollathon (TX)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
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Portland Strollathon (OR)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
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Cape Cod Strollathon (MA)
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
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Kansas Strollathon
Sat, 27 Sep 2014
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You may have seen my story...

But even if not, I think it will sound familiar.

I'm Norah, I am five years old and I have Rett syndrome. My body and hands don’t listen to me and I cannot talk. But I am smart and understand you.

My friends are raising funds to help develop a miracle drug for those like me living with Rett syndrome.

Video created by parents, Megan and Josh Lowe.

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Rett Syndrome Handbook

Often called the “Rett Syndrome Bible”, all the information you need for your journey

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Family Conference

Find valuable resources from our "Opening Doors to Discoveries" Family Conference. Check back for speaker handouts and recordings.

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Get 1:1 Support

Connect with our Family Empowerment Team

A parent can provide emotional support and information to you and your family

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Find your Regional Rep

Connect with a parent volunteer to learn about the resources in your area.

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Signature fundraisers and events


Strollathons are's signature fundraising events.


Rett Racers

Rett Racers is one of's signature fundraising programs.


Lemonade Stand for Rett

The Lemonade STAND for Rett fundraiser is perfect for anyone new to fundraising.

Start your own Lemonade Stand

Featured events

Casting 4 A Cure

Don't miss the Casting 4 A Cure event August 21-24, 2014 in Victor, Idaho. The annual fundraiser began when Bill and Beth Farnum combined two of their passions, fly fishing and fundraising, to help their daughter, Ella, live a life up to her full potential.

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Rett Angels Golf Tournament

Join us on Friday, October 3rd, 2014 for our annual tournament in honor of those with Rett syndrome.

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October Awareness Month

October is our time to make a difference! As the leading cause of severe impairment in girls, it occurs worldwide in 1 out of every 10,000 female births, yet many still have never heard of it; Help us change this.

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