Living with Rett Syndrome

Raising a child with Rett Syndrome can bring up many questions because the loss of skills and complex symptoms of Rett Syndrome can affect many aspects of a child’s life.

Here you’ll find resources to help you manage your child’s daily needs and obtain the best care possible to help keep her safe and healthy until the treatments and cure we’re working for become available.

Staying healthy with Rett Syndrome.

Recent research has shown that people with Rett Syndrome can live into their 50’s with adequate medical care. Read our information which can help you keep your child or adult with Rett Syndrome safe and healthy until better treatments and our cure become available.

Clinical Research

This is an exciting time in Rett Syndrome clinical research. Clinical trials are underway to treat key symptoms of Rett Syndrome and improve quality of life.

Hospital Passport

Loving someone with limited communication can mean that someone else caring for them can be greatly anxiety inducing because we want the people supporting them to care for them appropriately and for the person we love to be appreciated for who they are.

Download Hospital Passport

Communication Passport

This Communication Passport template was produced for an individual girl with Rett Syndrome.

Complete your child’s details within the document and print so that you can send with your child to school, or wherever else she goes, giving you a way to provide insight into her needs and who she is, when you are not present.

Find out more



Change is not only possible, it is within reach.

The most important thing to remember is that there is hope. We know the gene that causes Rett Syndrome and it’s a single one. Rett Syndrome has already been reversed in the lab. We’re not raising money for something abstract, we’re working to bring treatments and a cure for Rett Syndrome home.

Latest news

  • New Rett Registry UK launching soon!

    New Rett Registry UK launching soon!

    Reverse Rett started the Rett Registry UK back in 2014. This year, we have
  • Elsie’s Golf Day

    Elsie’s Golf Day

    On 28th August Kate and Neil Buckley held their third consecutive annual Golf Day
  • Bitesize is Back!

    Bitesize is Back!

    September sessions Friday 17th September 10am: Rachael and Andy Stevenson discuss the logistics for