October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month internationally. This year the month has also been recognized by the Government of Canada and listed on their calendar of health promotion.
The month gives us a chance to educate people in our communities about Rett Syndrome and how it impacts those affected and their caregivers. O.R.S.A. will be focusing on a different topic each week during the month:
As part of this, O.R.S.A. will officially launch a YouTube channel with interviews from speakers and participants at our 2018 conference. The videos will be rolled out throughout the month and we encourage everyone to share them with their family and friends.
Once again, major attractions in Ontario will be lit purple on October 29th.
We encourage everyone to light up their homes or business place purple as well! We have a flyer with basic information about Rett syndrome available to download and print for sharing with your neighbours.
Please send any photos to us on Facebook, Twitter or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch our social media accounts for lots of updates throughout the month.