Recent Blogs

Find stories from other families and employees for International Rett Syndrome Foundation who are willing to share their wisdom, experiences, worry, and hope with you! Know that you are not alone in this journey and become a part of a community who is making strides towards finding a cure.

Our Family’s Experience Participating in the Natural History Study

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Samantha Brant, Family & Community Engagement Manager, April 26, 2018 When my daughter, Macy, was diagnosed with Rett syndrome, we entered a new and often confusing world. There was so much to learn and adjust to. I dealt with “Why Me” and “Why Her” as I struggled to understand why my daughter had to … Read More

The challenges of assessing cognitive function in children with Rett Syndrome

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Authors: Charles A. Nelson & Lauren Baczewski Participating in standard cognitive testing can be challenging for those with Rett Syndrome (RTT) due to the disorder’s impact on language and motor skills. For example, many classic intelligence tests require individuals to select their answers using spoken words and/or by pointing. These requirements for selecting an answer … Read More

Pioneers Add to RSO’s Value in Clinical Trial Process

Monday, April 23, 2018

Paige Nues, Director of Family Empowerment In a world of complexity, I aim for simplicity. My work at has always been to focus around the age-old basics: Why, What, Where and When. My ‘Why’ started simply: our daughter Katie was diagnosed with Rett syndrome and I couldn’t sit by and wait for someone … Read More