Events

May
15
Fri
RettEd: Mini Brains in Space – Pushing the Limits of Science
May 15 @ 1:00 pm

SPECIAL DAY: FRIDAY, MAY 15

Award-winning neuroscientist and Rett syndrome expert Dr. Alysson Muotri, Director of the Stem Cell Program at the University of California at San Diego, will share how he and his lab are pushing the limits of science in the name of your child with Rett syndrome.

Dr. Mutori’s lab uses animal models, neural stem cells, human and other primates’ pluripotent cells, and several tools to investigate brain development, evolution, and neural disorders, including Rett syndrome.

Dr. Muotri has received recent headline attention for his experiment to study the impact of microgravity on human brain development, research which could improve disease modeling for neurodegenerative and developmental disorders as well as give clues into the future of humanity in space.

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

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May
17
Sun
12th Annual Michigan Strollathon
May 17 @ 9:00 am

12th Annual Michigan Strollathon
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location: Drake Sport Park, 6801 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Registration: 10:00am, Stroll: 11:00am

Event Chair: Lisa Fenberg (fenyos@yahoo.com)
Website: www.michigan.strollathon.org
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/233787530951786/

May
26
Tue
Ideas for modified aquatherapy at home, feat. Briana Czerwinski, PT
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us Tuesday, May 26 at 2 p.m. New York time (EDT) with Briana Czerwinski, physical therapist, from the Rett Syndrome Clinic at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Briana will suggest ideas for modified aquatherapy that can be done by you, at home, in your swimming pool, hot jub, jacuzzi tub, bathtub or even a child-size blow-up pool to relax muscles, reduce anxiety, and guide safe movement and stretches for those with Rett syndrome.

All live sessions will be posted on YouTube after the training.

Jun
6
Sat
East Coast Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day – POSTPONED
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am

Postponed-East Coast Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day

Due to COVID-19, this event has been postpone.

Baltimore, MD (in partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute )

Our Ed Days are for everyone wanting to connect with experts in the field of Rett syndrome especially families, caregivers, educators, clinicians, and therapists. Participants will enjoy a rich and informative day of topics and discussions covering research updates, medical and therapeutic intervention strategies, communication strategies, and more.

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Jun
9
Tue
Facebook Live Chat: Current State of Rett Syndrome Research
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm

Join us on Facebook Live to hear from our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Dominique Pichard. She will speak to the current state of Rett syndrome research, clinical trials, and how researchers are continuing their work during COVID-19 to help us create a world without Rett. Like us on Facebook and mark your calendars to tune in.

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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Jul
15
Wed
RettEd: Longevity in Rett syndrome, Myths and Facts feat. Dr. Alan Percy and a panel of experts
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (note: this is not on our usual Tuesday) at 1:00 pm Eastern Time (New York) with Dr. Alan Percy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Primary Investigator for the Natural History Study, along with a panel of experts, as we discuss Myths and Facts around life expectancy in Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a complex disorder, and inaccurate or invalid facts cause more harm than good. So join this webinar to learn the facts. Hear from experts and parents. More than empowering, it can be life-saving for our children with Rett syndrome. Even though the topic is difficult to talk about, we know you think about it. Let’s dispel the myths.

We believe that transformative treatments will come from gene therapy, medications and neuro-habilitative therapies. Our research strategy targets every possible approach so that we continue to not just improve longevity, but to decrease syndrome impact. We remain committed to creating solutions for today, to improve lives today, while we work to create a world without Rett syndrome.

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

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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.

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Sep
8
Tue
RettEd: Holiday Life Hacks for Rett Syndrome feat. a panel of parent experts
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time (New York) with Rettsyndrome.org and a panel of creative experienced parents who are ready to share their Rett Life Hacks, especially how to plan and execute inclusive and enjoyable dress-up and gift-giving celebrations for the whole family such as birthday parties, Halloween, school field trips and the upcoming holidays. “Life Hacks” are simple and clever tips and techniques for accomplishing tasks more easily and efficiently, overcoming many of our common Rett-life frustrations in simple and deliciously clever ways.

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 a little creativity and out-of-the-box thinking can expand everyone’s horizons!

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.

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Sep
12
Sat
9th Annual Nebraska Strollathon: Virtual Edition
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am

9th Annual Nebraska Strollathon – Virtual Edition

Join Us for the 9th Annual Nebraska Strollathon

At Rettsyndrome.org, the health & well being our of community is of utmost importance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to host this year’s Stroll VIRTUALLY! We have some tricks up our sleeve to make it a fun & engaging experience!

Saturday, September 12th 2020
Event Chairs: Jacy Horst & Megan Ladenburger & Elly Gullion
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