Events

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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.

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Nov
2
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URMC Rett Syndrome Family Education Day
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 RettSyndromeFamilyEducation@urmc.rochester.edu

Nov
12
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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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Jan
7
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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Apr
27
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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.

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