October Is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month


Governor Sununu has issued a proclamation recognizing October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder, caused by a sporadic mutation of the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome, which occurs almost exclusively in females. Although males can also be affected, most do not survive to childhood. It is rarely inherited, but can randomly strike any expectant family, regardless of race or ethnicity.