Category Archives: Rett syndrome conference 2016

My Heart is in Her Hands

                                                                This is an updated post from two years ago.   Fact: Abnormal hand movements. As the disease progresses, children with Rett syndrome typically develop their own particular hand patterns, which may include hand wringing, squeezing, clapping, tapping or rubbing.(Taken from … Continue reading

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A One in a Million Boy

  Rett syndrome affects 1:10,000-15,000 females. You hear all kinds of statistics about girls; almost all literature has only the pronouns “she” and “her”.  Even doctors will talk in terms of only girls. Trials are only compiled of girls. But, … Continue reading

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And Tomorrow it Begins

Tomorrow starts Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Needless to say, all around the world parents, researchers, doctors, aides (the lovely ones, like Curry), siblings, grandparents and loved ones are going to bombard their Facebook pages with statistics, symptoms, pictures of purple … Continue reading

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Conference Post 4-Behavioral Issues…What? Why? and What’s being done.

Dr. Kaufmann’s presentation,”Behavior Issues and Management,” was  a must go to for me. In my previous post, I concentrated on how behavioral issues affect the caregivers and family. Now, I’d like to talk about the key points he made in … Continue reading

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Conference Post 3-It Ain’t all about the Kids.

Dr. Kaufmann (who will be getting a few posts here) gave a presentation about the behavioral issues in Rett children and adults. I’m going to do it in two parts. I can’t find the booklet today that gives the title of … Continue reading

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Conference Post 2- Raise Your Hand

I find it hard to decide what order to do these posts in; what struck me, may not be what struck others. However, I believe I can say we were all struck by Kevin Black. Kevin’s daughter, Cortney, passed away … Continue reading

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Conference Post 1-A Family Reunion

It’s hard to believe that two weeks have already passed since the Rett syndrome conference took place. I haven’t really had time to reflect on it since Katelin and I have been traveling all that time, but I didn’t want … Continue reading

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