Events

May
18
Sat
Sesame Place Dinner & Park
May 18 – May 19 all-day
Sesame Place Dinner & Park @ Sesame Place

Enjoy an accessible family friendly park for 2 days with a private dinner on Saturday. Tickets are $50/person; this is at least a $70 savings! Plan your Accessible Seasame Place Day!


Dinner:

Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Where: Abby’s Garden Grille
After 5:30 pm parking is free

Tickets must be pre-purchased by Wednesday, May 8th 2019 and are non-refundable.

Tickets include: Private after-hours dinner with a Sesame character appearance, and 2-day park passes to be used on Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 19th.

The park is less than a mile away from the Rett Ed Day at Sheraton Bucks County. Parking at Sesame Place is $27 or $23 based on the lot. The Sheraton offers free parking and free non-ADA shuttle.

For more information contact Paige Nues pnues@rettsyndrome.org or with questions to Erin Cassano (local Rett parent) erin.cassano@gmail.com

 

Aug
27
Tue
RettEd: Taking Care of the Caregiver
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm

Sarika Peters, PhD, , Assoc. Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Marie Bateh, Physical Therapist and parent will explore specific domains as a framework to consider important issues and creative options for taking care of ourselves to ensure we have the energy, mindset and health needed to care for our loved one with Rett syndrome.

Our goal is to help you frame an empowered life for yourself today, while we pursue our collective Hope for better treatments and ultimately a cure for Rett syndrome. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

Visit www.rettsyndrome.org/RettEd for additional 2019 webcast topics, and to access recording links from past webcasts and associated QA documents. RettEd is a monthly series featuring expert Speakers on Rett-related research and care topics, hosted by Rettsyndrome.org, to help pave your personal pathway to empowerment.

Registration & Information

Dec
10
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Enrollment Opportunities and Status Update
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us as Tim Benke, MD PhD, Director, Rett syndrome Clinic, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Rettsyndrome.org Medical Advisor and Paige Nues, Director of Family Empowerment at Rettsyndrome.org to explore the clinical trials landscape outlook for 2020.

This live webcast will be especially helpful to caregivers who are wondering if participating in a clinical trial could be an option for their family and how to become research-ready. We will discuss what clinical trials are enrolling, about to enroll, or have closed enrollment. We will also discuss enrollment criteria, what it means to participate in a trial, and hear from a panelist of parent trailblazers whose children have participated in a Rett syndrome clinical trial to hear how they did it.

Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

RettEd Webcasts are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams.

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Jun
18
Thu
RettGetAway – Postponed
Jun 18 @ 12:00 am – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

RettGetAway: Postponed

After much consideration, our RettGetAway committee has decided to postpone the June 2020 RettGetAway in San Diego. The health of our children is of utmost concern. Once it is deemed safe and sound to convene large groups in public spaces again, we will evaluate a future Rett GetAway.

Many were working to create this ‘life without limits’ opportunity. A special thanks to the Kayla Mosca Foundation, Surfing Madonna, Surfin’ Fire, Merlin’s Magic Wand in association with Legoland San Diego, The Cassara Carlsbad by Hilton, our CA State Rep Sherri Brady, and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.

We hope that all of our families and partners emerge from this situation whole, intact, and able to plan an even more extraordinary RettGetAway!

If you have made any travel bookings for the RettGetAway, we advise you to cancel them now while forgivable and with no penalty.

Rettsyndrome.org will be returning the group Legoland tickets awarded by Merlin’s Magic Wand so that a future award can be made again to either our group or to individuals who may choose to apply at another time (they only allow one Magical Day Out per family, one time)

We appreciate your understanding, and we hope that you all stay healthy and safe.
Please direct any questions to Paige Nues at pnues@rettsyndrome.org or Jennifer Mosca at info@thekaylamoscafoundation.org

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Aug
11
Tue
RettEd: What Hurts? Understanding Pain and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Frank Symons
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York) with Dr. Frank Symons, Associate Dean for Research and Policy, Department of Psychology, and the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at the University of Minnesota as we discuss issues of pain in Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing of accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-saving for our children with Rett syndrome. So join this webinar to learn the facts. Even though the topic is difficult to talk about, we know you think about it. In terms of pain, Dr. Symons’ areas of specific research include (a) the reliable and valid assessment of pain in children and adults with significant communicative and motor impairments; (b) the relation between behavioral and biological variables as markers for altered pain; (c) modifying/adapting sensory testing; and (d) the relation between pain and problem behavior, specifically self-injury.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

Information & Registration

Oct
13
Tue
RettEd: Clinical Trial Update
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm

Please join Rettsyndrome.org on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time (New York) for status updates on clinical trial and research enrollment opportunities in the U.S.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and sharing accurate information is more than empowering, it can be life-altering for everyone. Join this webinar to learn how we all have a role to play in research progress.

With this in mind, what’s on your mind? Register now and submit your questions and thoughts. Those submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session.

Information & Registration

Dec
8
Tue
RettEd: What Do They See? Vision in Rett Syndrome
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, December 8th, at 1:00 pm (EDT) to hear from Tristen Dinkel, RN about Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) in Rett syndrome. Our loved ones with Rett syndrome often exhibit particular eye movements or gaze patterns. Is this a motor behavior or visual strategy? What do our children see? How do they process visual information?

Register now, and submit your questions. Pre-submitted relevant questions will be addressed, and there will be time for write-in questions during the session.

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Our RettEd Webcasts are Free, but registration is required. RettEd Webcasts are recorded. When you register, you will receive a link to the recording within 1-2 days after the presentation.

Rettsyndrome.org is committed to standing with you today, to fighting to transform your tomorrow. Check out our other upcoming webcasts, as well as an incredible library of past webcasts on multiple Rett topics: www.rettsyndrome.org/education.