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.
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.
Postponed-East Coast Rettsyndrome.org Ed Day
Due to COVID-19, this event has been postpone.
Baltimore, MD (in partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute )
Our Ed 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Mosca at email@example.com
Casting 4 A Cure 2020 – Cancelled
July 30-Aug 03
Casting 4 A Cure is a loose band of compadres and compatriots who fly fish and fundraise to find a cure for Rett Syndrome. We have pulled together many of the fly fishing industry’s leaders and they have taken on the cause like it is their own. Come join us at one of the events or become a sponsor and help the thousands of girls affected by this crippling neurological disorder.
Raise a Glass Against Rett: Virtual Edition
Date:Saturday, October 24th
Time: 8pm EST
Be inspired by stories from our community, hear our research update, and learn how you can help create a world without Rett. Join Rettsyndrome.org and families for a Virtual Gala this fall. And raise a glass to overpowering Rett!
Rett Education 2020
Communicate, Educate, Advocate
7-day online conference with international expert speakers
Date: November 15-17, 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.