Rett Syndrome (RTT) is a neurological disorder that affects almost exclusively women, with a prevalence of one in every 10,000 to 23,000 people. It is known to occur in men, but it is extremely rare. Recurrence in families is also very uncommon. In these families, men may have a different pattern of symptoms, including miscarriages, premature death due to fatal encephalopathy, or other neurodevelopmental abnormalities. If you are looking for services and resources for people living with Rett Syndrome in Fairhope, Alabama, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) provides STAR Services at the ADRS Lakeshore facility in Birmingham.
These services can also be provided at the consumer's workplace, school environment, or home if needed. For more information about the UAB Rett Center and the Rett Syndrome Clinic, contact Jane Lane, RN, BSN at (20) 638-6878. The mission of ADRS is to enable all Alabamians with disabilities to reach their full potential. STAR Services work together with ADRS rehabilitation technology specialists and engineers to ensure that people with disabilities in Alabama receive the technology they need to be more independent and productive in school, work, play and the community. Accelerate full-spectrum research to cure Rett Syndrome and empower families with information, knowledge and connectivity.