The Canadian Rett Syndrome Registry

The Canadian Rett Syndrome Registry is a national database for individuals diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.  The registry aims to enrol all living Canadian residents diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.  Unfortunately at this time the registry will not collect information on people with Rett Syndrome who have passed away.The registry is a critical step that will organize the Canadian Rett Syndrome population to attract more research opportunities to Canada with a special focus on clinical trials of potential new treatments.

Why is this registry important?

Researchers studying Rett Syndrome need good information to understand how the disease affects people.  Scientists who want to start research studies, including those testing new treatments, can use the registry to find people who are eligible to participate in these studies.  This helps to reduce study costs and makes it easier for eligible participants to find these important studies.The registry will serve to improve the quality of life of people affected by Rett Syndrome by enabling research into new and improved treatments and by promoting up-to-date and consistent care across Canada.

Why should our family get involved?

There is no guarantee that your family will benefit from joining the Canadian Rett Syndrome Registry.  However your participation may be important for the following reasons:

  • It will help to increase information available to researchers about people with Rett Syndrome
  • It will help to increase the information available about how many Canadians are affected by Rett Syndrome
  • It will help to locate people in Canada affected by Rett Syndrome who are interested in participating in research opportunities.

Other Rett Syndrome Organizations Across Canada