Events

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/

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
17
Sun
12th Annual Michigan Strollathon
May 17 @ 9:00 am

12th Annual Michigan Strollathon
Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Location: Drake Sport Park, 6801 Drake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
Registration: 10:00am, Stroll: 11:00am

Event Chair: Lisa Fenberg (fenyos@yahoo.com)
Website: www.michigan.strollathon.org
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/233787530951786/

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
6
Sat
Rett Racer Virtual Summer 5K
Jun 6 all-day
Rettsyndrome.org is excited to be hosting a virtual 5k on June 6th. Wherever you are lace up your shoes and hit your local neighborhood, trail (social distancing required) or treadmill and run (or walk!) to end Rett syndrome!
When: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Where: Anywhere you are!
How: Register by creating an Everyday Hero page with us here.
·       No registration fee, however, fundraising is encouraged.
·       Once $100 has been raised, we will send you a Rett Racer t-shirt.

·       Share your photos on race day in our Facebook event on or on your Everyday Hero page. Use the hashtag #rettracers.

Any questions, please contact Jackie Ventura at Jventura@rettsyndrome.org or 978-500-2495.

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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.

Jun
18
Thu
RettGetAway – Postponed
Jun 18 @ 12:00 am – Jun 21 @ 12:00 am

RettGetAway: Postponed

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 pnues@rettsyndrome.org or Jennifer Mosca at info@thekaylamoscafoundation.org

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