Events

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
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.

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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Sep
20
Sun
15th Annual Portland Strollathon
Sep 20 all-day

 

Join us for the 15th Annual Portland Strollathon: Virtual Edition! After thoughtful consideration, we have decided to go VIRTUAL for the Portland Stroll!

Sunday, September 20th: any time!
Stroll at your leisure through your neighborhood, local park or hop on the treadmill!
Follow us on Facebook for event updates, contests and more!
Event Chair: Lacey & Leigh Calvert

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Sep
26
Sat
17th Annual Cincinnati Strollathon: Virtual Edition
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am

17th Annual Cincinnati Strollathon: Virtual Edition

Join us for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Strollathon- VIRTUALLY!
At Rettsyndrome.org, the health and well-being of those in our community are 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 provide a fun and engaging virtual experience!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on our fun virtual activities: facebook.com/Cincinnati-Tri-State-Strollathon

Date: September, 26th, 2020
Location: your neighborhood, walking trail or treadmill!
Event Chairs: Brittney Gibson, Jim Magato, & Jennifer Magato

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Oct
4
Sun
14th Annual Minnesota Virtual Strollathon
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am

14th Annual Minnesota Virtual Strollathon

Join us for the 14th Annual Minnesota Virtual Strollathon!

  • Sunday October 4th, 2020
  • Location: Virtual
  • Event Chair: Mary Kallstrom (marykallstrom@q.com)

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New Jersey Strollathon
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am

Join us for the 12th Annual New Jersey Strollathon- VIRTUALLY!

At Rettsyndrome.org, the health and well-being of those in our community are of utmost importance. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be going Virtual this year! We have some tricks up our sleeve to make this a fun & engaging event.

Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Location: Your neighborhood, local walking trail or treadmill!
Follow us on Facebook for contests, event updates and more!
Event Chair: Leslie Greenfield (leslieg417@gmail.com)

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