RettEd Webinar | Transitioning into Adulthood, Part 3

RettEd Webinar | Transitioning into Adulthood, Part 3

December 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Date: December 6, 2022
Time: 1-2 pm ET


Quality of Life Options by Real-Life Families
Every individual with Rett syndrome is unique and while our paths may be similar, no family’s Rett journey is the same. This is especially true as our children grow into adults; while they don’t outgrow their need for us, there is no one ideal or specific policy roadmap to help navigate our loved ones’ Rett journey into adulthood. But with proper planning, goals, and vision, we can ensure this journey leads to an enriched adulthood.

In the 3rd talk in our 3-part series on navigating adulthood in Rett syndrome, join us for a candid conversation with families who have navigated this process to provide the best quality of care, constructing meaningful lives for their adult loved ones while caring for themselves too. Learn about what you need to change, what needs to be secured, and what creative living and life options are out there for your adult with Rett syndrome from families who have been through this before. The panel includes:

  • Paul and Janelle Jochim, parents to Jill (age 46)
  • Megan Ladenburger and Mom Shanna Sowers, sister and mom to Brittany (age 34)
  • Theresa Bartolotta, mom to Lisa (age 33)
  • Moderator: Paige Nues, IRSF Family Empowerment Director and mom to Katie (age 20)
  • Special Guest: Sheila Lullo, Special Projects Coordinator of Quality Outcomes at Clearbrook in Illinois, a provider of community-based residential options, day programs, and more to adult individuals with special needs.

Join us for the webinar as our panel shares their real-life experiences and the process they went through in choosing Day Programs, Self-Directed Programming, Residential Care, and more.

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.