Events

Apr
12
Fri
Rett Spectrum 2nd Annual Family Education Symposium
Apr 12 all-day
Apr
27
Sat
Midwest Rett Syndrome Foundation Education Day
Apr 27 all-day
Hosted with Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Rett Syndrome Services Clinic - St. Paul, MN (Regional Association Partner)
May
18
Sat
Philadelphia Ed Day
May 18 all-day
Sesame Place Dinner & Park @ Sesame Place
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 [email protected] or with questions to Erin Cassano (local Rett parent) [email protected]  
Jun
22
Sat
Rettsyndrome.org Boston Ed Day
Jun 22 all-day
Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day hosted by TBD – Boston, MA
Jul
20
Sat
Rettsyndrome.org Bay Area Ed Day @ Camp Arroyo
Jul 20 all-day

Hosted by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals Katie’s Clinic for Rett and Related Disorders, a Rettsyndrome.org Clinical Research Center of Excellence

Intended for anyone wanting to connect on issues important to Rett syndrome families, especially clinical trial information and emphasis on the enriched environment. Attendees will enjoy a fun camp-style day of discussion and “living education” activities that will cover: research updates, medical and therapeutic interventions, and communication strategies.

WHEN | Saturday, July 20, 2019

WHERE | Camp Arroyo, 5555 Arroyo Road, Livermore, CA 94550

TIME | 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (please arrive at 8:30a.m.)

Fee: $10/per person. Diagnosed children are FREE.

Includes: Presentations, hands-on activities and demonstrations, interactive panel discussion, continental breakfast and lunch. We will have an onsite photographer for family portraits for RSO awareness and education materials. If you choose to participate, photos will be shared with you at no charge. REGISTER NOW!  
Aug
2
Fri
Northwest Rett Syndrome Foundation Education Day @ Best Western Plus- Hood River Inn
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm
2019 Family Conference of the Northwest Rett Syndrome Association
Nov
2
Sat
URMC Rett Syndrome Family Education Day @ University of Rochester Medical Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am
$10 registration fee per family including conference, breakfast and lunch. Families and caregivers: don't miss the opportunity to hear from leading doctors, researchers and service professionals in the Rett Syndrome field. Information & Registration For more information, email: delmonte.urmc.edu or [email protected]
Jan
7
Tue
RettEd in Spanish: ¿Qué es el síndrome de Rett?
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm
Please join us Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm eastern for a presentation in Spanish from our bilingual Rett syndrome expert neurologist Dr. Mario Petersen, Section Chief, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Endowed Chair, The Gerber Center for Infant Development and Nutrition, at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, and recent past Medical Director of the Rett Syndrome clinic at Oregon Health Sciences University. We will discuss ¿Qué es el síndrome de Rett? This will be valuable for your Spanish-speaking loved ones who want to better understand Rett syndrome. RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams. Register Today
Feb
11
Tue
RettEd: Gene Therapy CRISPR/Cas9 Potential for Rett Syndrome
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm
Dr. Kyle Fink and Dr. Dominique Pichard explore the use of CRISPR/Cas9 technologies for gene therapy in Rett syndrome research. This live webcast will be especially helpful to caregivers trying to understand the current state of this research and where we are headed. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be time for questions. Dr. Fink is a gene therapy neuro-scientist at UC Davis in San Diego. Dr. Pichard is Rettsyndrome.org's Chief Science Officer Visit our Education page for upcoming 2020 webcast topics, and to access recording links from past webcast and associated QA documents. Register Today
Mar
10
Tue
RettEd: Walking and Rett Syndrome feat. Dr. Meir Lotan
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm
Dr. Meir Lotan is studying the effectiveness of home-based programs to enhance the functional abilities of girls with Rett syndrome. Dr. Lotan is an internationally renowned Rett syndrome physical therapist, author, and clinical researcher from the School of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel. We will discuss movement and orthopedic issues in Rett syndrome, how and when these typically occur, and what we can do about it. We will also discuss walking and ambulation across the lifespan, as well as effective strategies at home. Submit your questions or comments when you register. Questions and comments submitted in advance will be addressed, and there will be plenty of time for write-in questions during the session. RettEd Webinars are a free resource designed to empower families affected by Rett syndrome and their care teams. Register Today
Apr
23
Thu
RettEd: What’s Going Right in Their Brain? Maximizing Neuroplasticity in Therapies
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
SPECIAL DAY: THURSDAY – The neuro-anatomy and circuitry assets of our children with Rett syndrome can change over time. Dr. Diener will explain how children can benefit from a well-developed, enriched therapy program. Dr. Diener will also share about her research project on understanding how Virtual Reality technology plays a productive role in OT and functional hand use. Presenter bio: Dr. Pam Diener is a highly respected neuroscientist and clinical researcher. Registration & Information
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 [email protected] or Jennifer Mosca at [email protected] LEARN MORE
Nov
15
Sun
Rett Education 2020, Online Conference
Nov 15 – Nov 21 all-day

Rett Education 2020

Communicate, Educate, Advocate 7-day online conference with international expert speakers Date: November 15-21, 2020 Details: Unlike physical conferences where you can end up sitting through content you just don't need, Rett Education 2020 – Communicate, Educate, Advocate is delivered entirely online. Dip in and watch the specific talks you want or catch them all. It’s up to you! All talks will be available to watch again or watch later, as long as you have registered. REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
Aug
20
Fri
IRSF Summer Trivia Night
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for another Trivia Night with IRSF! You’ll have a chance to compete for prizes, test your trivia knowledge & support Rett syndrome at the same time!
  • Date: Friday, August 20th at 7pm EST/ 6pm CST
  • Space will be limited so check back for information on team registration.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available!
  • Please direct any questions to Jackie Ventura at [email protected].
Information & Registration
Oct
21
Fri
Rett Spectrum 5th Annual Family Education Symposium @ Washington University School of Medicine
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022 Time: 3:00 p.m. CT (entry in-person/zoom at 2:45p) Location: Washington University School of Medicine (660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110) INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Oct
22
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day at Kennedy Krieger Institute @ Kennedy Krieger Institute
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Date: October 22, 2022 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern Time Location: Kennedy Krieger Institute's Arnold J. Capute, MD, MPH Conference Center – Eighth Floor (1741 Ashland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21205) Our RettEd 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. REGISTRATION & INFORMATION Make sure to follow the event on Facebook to stay up to date!
Jun
22
Thu
2023 RettAway @ Morgan's Wonderland
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day
Date: June 22-25, 2023 Location: Morgan's Wonderland Accessible Theme Park (5223 David Edwards, San Antonio, TX 78233) For Event Information & FAQs, CLICK HERE. IRSF’s RettAway is a destination vacation for families to spend time together and build connections with other members of our Rett community. It’s not a conference – there are no meetings or educational presentations. It's an exclusive opportunity for your family to have fun together in a location that understands the challenges and joys of caring for a loved one with Rett syndrome. This year’s RettAway brings us back to Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas! Join us for a long weekend of fun in the sun at this accessible theme park, including an afternoon at Morgan’s Inspiration Island Splash Experience reserved just for Rett families. There will be ample time to catch up with friends new and old throughout the weekend or explore all the city has to offer. No matter where you are on your Rett journey, there will be activities, support, and bonds to be made at this June’s RettAway! REGISTRATION & HOTEL INFORMATION

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Aug
5
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with UCSF Oakland Children’s CoE @ Camp Arroyo
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Date: Saturday, August 5, 2023 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PT Location: Camp Arroyo (5535 Arroyo Rd, Livermore, CA 94550) Our RettEd 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. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Sep
9
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with UTSW Dallas CoE @ Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 9, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. CT (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: Rett Syndrome & Related Disorders Clinic (Dallas, TX) Our RettEd 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. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION
Sep
30
Sat
IRSF RettEd Day with Montefiore CoE @ Tri-State Rett Syndrome Center at Montefiore
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET (registration opens at 8:30a) Location: The Children's Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, New York) Our RettEd 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. REGISTER & MORE INFORMATION