Events

Oct
15
Tue
RettEd: Newly Published Communication Guidelines for Rett
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Newly Published Communication Guidelines for Rett

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:00pm
Webinar

Please join us as Gill Townend, CertMRCSLT, M.Phil., B.Med.Sci.(Speech), Researcher and Augmentative & Alternative Communication Expert, Rett Expertise Centre Netherlands and Theresa Bartolotta, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, School of Education, Monmouth University, Monmouth University Graduate Center who will be introducing the development, final statement and recommendations of the largest body of evidence-based Communication guidelines to be published for Rett syndrome, work that was funded by Rettsyndrome.org and accomplished by a global team of experts.

Our presenters will also be sharing the accessible, user-friendly handbook version of the guidelines with recommendations of how to embed these at home, in the classroom, and in day programs. Our goal is to help empower you with strategies in the here and now while we accelerate work towards 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.

Registration & Information

Nov
12
Tue
RettEd: Orthopedics: A Focus on Scoliosis and Hips
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us as we speak to an orthopedic expert in neuromuscular scoliosis and developmental hip dysplasia. We will discuss how and when these typically occur in Rett syndrome, and what we can do about 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 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
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
4
Mon
Communication Intervention, Part 2, feat. Gill Townend & Theresa Bartolotta 
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m. New York time (EDT) with Gill Townend, PhD and Theresa Bartolotta, PhD as they conclude Section 8 from the Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines during a Facebook Live session. This is the second 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.

May
11
Mon
Communication Intervention, Part 3, feat. Gill Townend & Theresa Bartolotta 
May 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us Monday, May 11 at 2 p.m. New York time (EDT) with Gill Townend, PhD and Theresa Bartolotta, PhD as they conclude Section 8 from the Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines during a Facebook Live session. This is the third installment of sessions on communication intervention strategies for Rett syndrome.

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.

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.

Information & Registration

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.

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