Symptoms for Rett Syndrome may not reveal themselves from six months until 18 months after a female infant is born. One day your child is healthy and happy, grasping for things as babies do. The next day you notice she’s having trouble speaking, moving, breathing and even having uncontrollable temper tantrums.
These are just some of the symptoms of Rett Syndrome, a neurological disorder primarily affecting girls. A mutated gene may be the cause for this disorder that affects all racial and ethnic groups around the world. That’s why it’s important to know about Rett Syndrome Awareness Month in October.