We’re gearing up for the ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Summit in Nashville!
GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
April 27-30, 2022
Designed to unite us as a community, this event will bring together parents, families, clinicians, researchers, and Rett organizations around the world. Together we can overcome the challenges of Rett syndrome and reach the summit of hope and healing–a world without Rett syndrome.
Top Reasons to Attend ASCEND!
ASCEND welcomes Chris Ulmer as our keynote speaker!
Chris Ulmer is the founder of the leading neurodiversity movement, SBSK (Special Books by Special Kids), which has surpassed 7 million followers in over 130 countries across the globe with its videos being viewed over 2 billion times. Chris travels the globe meeting friends with a diagnosis and sharing their stories on social media. He believes that when we take the time to hear someone’s story and view life from their perspective, we learn and grow as humans making the world a better place. Together Chris and the SBSK community are promoting conversations on acceptance and inclusion around the world.
Check out Chris’ YouTube Channel.
At ASCEND, you will have access to leading Rett researchers, IRSF Centers of Excellence directors, and many speakers to encourage and equip you on your journey.
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ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Summit is Wednesday, April 27 through Saturday, April 30
Check-in Begins – Wednesday, 4/27, at 12 p.m.
Evening Mingling Reception – Wednesday, 4/27
Welcome & Kick-off – Thursday, 4/28 at 8 a.m.
Last Session Ends – Saturday, 4/30 at 11 a.m.
As a Rett community, it’s rare to connect in person with other Rett families. And if you don’t live near a Rett clinic, often, your access to specialized advice can be limited.
This Summit will close that gap.
We’re designing the Summit agenda so you’ll be able to spend time with Rett families, hear from Rett doctors and researchers, and learn about the latest technology and therapies that can help bring some ease into your daily life.
Stay tuned for more details!
Individual registration gets you access to our keynote speaker Chris Ulmer of Special Books for Special Kids, all the main sessions with Rett experts, special activities designed to connect our community, and our ASCEND event app filled with information, updates, and a place to connect with other families! Registration also includes breakfast and lunch!
ASCEND is designed for adult caregivers. Loved ones with Rett syndrome and children are welcome, but the Summit experience may not be well-suited for them. We hope to make Rett syndrome respite care available for an additional fee.
Act Now! Early Bird Pricing Ends September 30!
Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville
The Gaylord is just minutes from the Grand Ole Opry and a short drive from the heart of Nashville. Experience the cuisine, honky-tonks, history, fashion, and art that make Music City one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S.
Space is limited, so book early to receive special IRSF pricing!
SPONSORS & Exhibitors
If you’re interested in learning about sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities, contact Andrea Reed at [email protected].