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January 17, 2013

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January 17, 2013

My daughter has Rett syndrome, and it robbed her of every skill needed for independence by 18 months of age. We lost our way as parents with this diagnosis. But with the immediate help and information from this organization, I was gifted trusted information and a solid foundation from which to be believe in the potential of research, and I learned the most effective things that I could do to keep her healthy and thriving. Today she is 10 years old and still working so hard every day. We are so proud of her. Without the right information from Day One, I don't think that would be the case. I have now dedicated myself to helping others in the same way while advocating for and supporting the advancement of research. We have not given up Hope, and that is a precious thing. Thank you IRSF! You have our trust and support.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

September 27, 2012
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September 27, 2012
2 people found this review helpful

Trying to find out any information about this foundation is practically impossible from the IRSF website - it's unbelievable that their Annual Report and 990 have not been updated since 2010!

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Unlikely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 21, 2012
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Review from CharityNavigator
February 21, 2012
1 person found this review helpful

IRSF has been helping families who have a child with Rett Syndrome for many years. It is an excellent source for information, ideas, therapies, advice and hope for Rett families. I'm a busy working mom and my daughter with Rett is 28 years old. I turn to this organization to keep me updated in all areas regarding the care of my daughter. Parents support each other and give each other hope and strength to manage their more than usual difficult lifes. The funds that have been raised through IRSF have done so much for research that a light at the end of the tunnel can now be seen. Our prayers for our daughters and for many other types of disorders, are being answered, and IRSF is helping to lead the way.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

December 16, 2011
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Review from CharityNavigator
December 16, 2011
2 people found this review helpful

I did not choose this path.....Rett syndrome chose me because my granddaughter, Naomi, has Rett syndrome! I am a grandparent representative and I'm also on IRSF's Family Advisory Board. I know first hand the effect Rett syndrome has on its victims and their families. I also know that IRSF has made a hugh and positive impact for my granddaughter and her family, by reaching out, providing support, services, funding, continuing research and awareness for treatments and a cure. I volunteer for IRSF because I feel that I CAN make a positive difference for Rett families by listening, and letting them know that they are not alone! I continue to spread Rett awareness to all who will listen, including 30 state governors, through their October Rett Awareness Proclamations. Because of The Internatioinal Rett Syndrome Foundatiion (IRSF) I continue to have hope!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

November 17, 2011

IRSF has been instrumental in my families ability to cope with the diagnosis of our daughter with rett syndrome. Right from the start their knowledgable and supportive staff was there for us to ask questions and lean and get involved in fundraising. IRSF has a crucial role in raising money for research and family support. I jumped on board as a volunteer right away by chairing a local event here in CA. I am now serving as a regional rep for IRSF to help other families on this journey. IRSF is an AMAZING organization-one I dont know what we would do without~!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the results of this organization in my personal family life-on a daily basis.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none.

August 26, 2011
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Review from CharityNavigator
August 26, 2011
1 person found this review helpful

IRSF is a very well run organization. Our family has worked with IRSF for nine years, to organize fundraising events and raise awareness of Rett Syndrome. There is a personal connection with IRSF staff and families/community members involved. My daughter has benefited from the information IRSF provides. The IRSF staff and board members all have a personal involvement and drive to raise funds to find treatments and a cure that will better the lives of those affected with Rett Syndrome.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with the staff at IRSF. I have volunteered in the office, and worked on various fundraising events. I have a daughter with Rett Syndrome who has been embraced by the office staff at IRSF.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continued awareness of Rett Syndrome and what IRSF is doing to raise funds for Research to find treatments and a cure. The treatments and cure for Rett Syndrome will benefit many other disorders.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

They found us. They contacted us 10 years ago when our daughter was first diagnosed.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I have received support, continued educational information and a place to go to try to make life better for my daughter.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

April 27, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
April 27, 2011

IRSF is a U.S. organization. My daughter is 31 years old and has Rett Syndrome. I have benefited from this organisation for years as one served by it. IRSF is the organization that serves families dealing with Rett Syndrome in all kinds of ways. It provides direct help for families to communiate with each other (on the Rettnet), it is a major funder of research to cure Rett Syndrome, and it is hosts major conferences for researchers and familiies to share information.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

communication, conferences, direct help inidentifying medical assistance,

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This is a superbly run organization. It needs more funds, as the key to Rett Syndrome research is also the key to many other child development disorders. The Gene has been found for Rett Syndrome, making it a relatively rate opportunity for a cure.

March 18, 2011

As an employee of the IRSF, I am eager to share that we have a lot of big initiatives underway right now and I am excited to see what we uncover next! Our foundation is only as great as our supporters and our supporters are amazing. We value what they do for every facet of our foundation. We are lucky to have such a strong group of dedicated individuals who devote their time and energy to our cause! - Thank you! - Without you we would not have had the success we have been so fortunate to have!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through attending the events, I've seen what a tight knit community we have. I am so appreciative of the support of our community and hope that we have been able to support the community as well!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to bring everyone even closer together. This is such a rare and not well known syndrome and I think it can make people feel so isolated. I want everyone to know that they can turn to the IRSF for support as well as the latest updates on what is happening in the research department. We need to lean on each other. Only our community understands what the members of the community experience on a daily basis and it is important that we are there to listen and support each other when need be.

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