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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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Jul
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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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Jul
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9th Annual Scramble for a Cure
Jul 26 @ 8:30 am

9th Annual Scramble for a Cure

Date: Sat July 26th 2020
Cost: $300/Team
Location: The Chief Golf Course, Bellaire MI
Contact: Sue Knight (231) 495-9794 or SueKnight@charter.net

https://www.golfthechief.com/

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Jul
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Casting 4 A Cure 2020 – Cancelled
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am

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.

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Aug
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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
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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
9
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Maximizing Communication in Rett Syndrome: Strategies for Engagement & AAC with RSO and NWRSA
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join us Wednesday, September 9th at 4:00pm Pacific Time with Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP and Bethany Stanley, MS, CCC-SLP as they provide Northwest Rett Syndrome families, educators and therapists an understanding of how to enhance communication in individuals with Rett syndrome.

Theresa Bartolotta, PhD, CCC-SLP will present an overview of the recently released Rett Syndrome Communication Guidelines and discuss how families can use the valuable tool to engage providers in using evidence-based strategies to assess and improve communication in Rett syndrome.

Bethany Stanley, MS, CCC-SLP will provide an in-depth explanation of how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can be used, with all types of communicators, to establish or advance communication skills in their family members. The speakers will include videos and practical strategies that families can implement to assist the individual with Rett syndrome at home and in the community.

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Sep
12
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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
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Gillette Children’s Hospital Rett Clinic Town Hall Meeting:
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm

Rett Syndrome Services – Phalen Clinic at Gillette Children’s Hospital Town Hall, feat. Dr. Beisang, Dr. Feyma and more

Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Are you having difficulty understanding the current state of clinical care recommendations and appointments? Maybe you’re wondering which clinical trials and future research look the most promising? And what about other local resources for your loved one and family?

We’ll be sharing insights on this, and much more during our upcoming Town Hall Meeting – live-streamed – on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7pm -8:30pm (CT).

Join us as Rettsyndrome.org, the Rett Clinic team at Gillette Children’s Hospital, the Rett research team at University of Minnesota, and members from the Midwest Rett Syndrome Foundation (MRSF) discuss clinical care recommendations and appointments, clinical trials, the research process, and family empowerment opportunities.

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Sep
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Run For Rett 2020 – Virtual
Sep 19 all-day

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020
LOCATION: Busse Woods, Grove 28
Elk Grove Village, IL
Contact info: Diane Ross (diross62@aol.com).

From the serious runner to the recreational runner, to family members and friends of all ages the Run For Rett is an event you don’t want to miss. Make a difference in the life of those affected by Rett Syndrome and join us for the Run For Rett 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run.

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