The Midwest Rett Syndrome foundation is a 501c3 charity foundation dedicated to accelerate full spectrum research to cure Rett syndrome and empower families with knowledge and connectivity. Rett syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Rett syndrome has been most often misdiagnosed as autism, cerebral palsy, or non-specific developmental delay.
The Midwest Rett Syndrome foundation will coordinate, cultivate, accelerate, and fund research that will produce a cure for Rett syndrome and reveal and develop treatments that will make the lives of people living with Rett syndrome richer and free of pain and discomfort. They will assist families of individuals living with Rett syndrome by providing them with connections to critical and useful information, programs, services, and support from diagnosis to day-to-day life. They will advocate for and raise awareness about individuals with Rett syndrome so the scientific and medical community, policy makers, educators, care givers, and the general public can more thoroughly know, understand, and be motivated to help the research efforts and individuals dealing with Rett syndrome on a daily basis.