Events

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.

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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.

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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.

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Apr
9
Thu
At-Home Moves and Stretches for Tweens & their Caregivers, feat. Meir Lotan
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us April 9 at 11 a.m. New York time (EDT) with Meir Lotan, PT, PhD, for another Facebook Live session with 4 U.S. families. Meir will work with their children who are between 8 and 13, with a range of abilities, using what they have on-hand to keep their child engaged and moving during this time. Dr. Lotan will conclude with a short presentation on hip subluxation and ways to do safe stretches at home.

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

Apr
16
Thu
At-Home Moves and Stretches for Adults & their Caregivers, feat. Meir Lotan
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us April 16 at 11 a.m. New York time (EDT) with Meir Lotan, PT, PhD, for another Facebook Live session with Rett families. Meir will work with their adult children who have a range of abilities. He will use what they have on-hand to keep their child engaged and moving during this time. Dr. Lotan will conclude with a short presentation on hip subluxation and ways to do safe stretches at home.

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

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

Apr
27
Mon
Communication Intervention, Part 1, feat. Gill Townend & Theresa Bartolotta 
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us Monday, April 20 at 2 p.m. New York time (EDT) with Gill Townend, PhD and Theresa Bartolotta, PhD as they introduce Section 8 from the Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines during a Facebook Live session. This is the first of two sessions on Communication interventions.

This will be a valuable training for parents and professionals who have limited experience working on or advancing communication in both children and adults with Rett syndrome.

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

Apr
30
Thu
Use Your Child’s Track System: Moves & Stretches, feat. Meir Lotan, PhD, PT
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our next live training session with Meir Lotan, PhD, PT, on Facebook. Dr. Lotan will be focusing on how to use your child or loved one’s home track system & ceiling lift for appropriate moves and stretches.

Dr. Meir Lotan will also use this time to answer your questions. Take some time to watch the previous videos (found here) and submit your questions by Sunday, April 26 for Dr. Lotan through this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9VDNM9W.

Dr. Lotan will try to answer all your questions during our Facebook Live session.

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

May
2
Sat
4th Annual Iowa Virtual Strollathon
May 2 @ 9:00 am

4th Annual Iowa Strollathon

Saturday, May 2th, 2020
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Location: Kinzler Construction Services, 700 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny IA 50021

Event Co-Chairs: Kelly Zwald, Megan Hill Mitchum, Libby Stromer (CureRettIowa@gmail.com)
Website: www.iowa.strollathon.org
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/944620542600601/

Postponed: 13th Annual St Louis Strollathon
May 2 @ 9:00 am

13th Annual St Louis Strollathon

Saturday, May 2th, 2020
Registration: 9:00am, Stroll: 10:00am
Location: JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146

Event Chairs: Joyce Opinsky & Amy Kreher (stlstrollathon@gmail.com)
Website: www.st-louis.strollathon.org
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481490805883829/