Ed Psych Special Education faculty members, Alyssa Merbler and Breanne Byiers, and PhD student, Laura Chubb, attended the 17th Annual Minnesota Walk N Stroll for Rett Syndrome on October 1 to show support for the Rett syndrome community and talk with families about research.
The International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF) defines Rett Syndrome as "a rare genetic neurological disorder that leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of life." The IRSF's Strollathon helps to advance its mission to "empower families and accurate research toward a world without Rett." The University of Minnesota works with the IRSF in researching Rett Syndrome with the help of families like those in the Minnesota Rett Syndrome Foundation who participate in University studies and attend the Minnesota Strollathons.
The event had surpassed its fundraising goal of $65k thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, and donors. You can keep up with the Minnesota Rett Syndrome Foundation's events and updates through their Facebook page.