Rett Syndrome State Proclamations

October Awareness 2017

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month and it is an exciting time for fundraising and gatherings for families. Governors in several states honor our effort by signing proclamations declaring October to be Rett Syndrome Awareness Month in their states. These proclamations are available to you and they can be downloaded for your use.

So far, in 2017 Proclamations have been obtained for:  Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California- San Diego County, Florida - City of Hawthorne, Iowa, Maryland, MassachusettsMassachusetts- City of BostonMichigan, Missouri, Nebraska,  New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma,  Oregon,  Pennsylvania, South CarolinaTexas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

In 2016,  Proclamations were obtained for the following:  Arizona, City of Vista(CA),  San Diego County (CA) , Massachusetts,

Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, virginia, West virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

This year, our goal is to obtain proclamations in all 50 states.  Donna Dean proudly leads the Rett proclamation effort. Please direct any comments or questions to Donna Dean.

Donna has developed the following documents to help you procure proclamations in your state:


2017 Guide to Obtaining Governor Proclamations


October Awareness Month Draft Letter


2017 Whereas statements for Governors






Signing of one of the early proclamations declaring October to be Rett Syndrome Awareness Month, Governor George Bush, Texas 1997.

Alabama Proclamation Signing 2009:

Louisiana Proclamation Signing 2009: