Date: July 26, 2022
Time: 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time
The first in a 3-part series on topics pertaining to adulthood in Rett syndrome, this session will provide strategies and resources to empower and prepare you and your young adult for the transition from pediatric to adult medical care. Medical transition is not a one-size-fits-all process, and this workshop-style talk will empower your family to have the best, most family-centered transition of care possible. The session will include stories from other caregivers and individuals in the Rett community and further expand on topics and questions from the session at IRSF’s ASCEND 2022 Rett Syndrome National Summit.
Jessica Nickrand is a program manager at the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF). She supports CNF’s Transition of Care Program—its largest and most diverse program—which helps to support youth, families, and child neurology teams in the medical transition. Jessica holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and is passionate about developing programs that empower young adults and their caregivers to effect systems-level change.
Paige Nues is the Director of Family Empowerment for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF). Since her daughter, Katie’s diagnosis of Rett syndrome in 2003, Paige has worked diligently to build bridges between patient families, clinicians, scientists, and industry, both at IRSF and as a parent founder of Katie’s Clinic for Rett and Related Disorders at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
Thank you to our RettEd Empowerment Sponsor, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, for helping IRSF provide educational resources and support to families affected by Rett syndrome.
Medical Disclaimer: All information, content, and material provided in this webcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.