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Blue Bird Circle Rett Center

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About Us

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The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center at Baylor College of Medicine is composed of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. Several BCM physicians are involved clinically at the Blue Bird Circle Clinic and contribute to the research portion at Baylor.

The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center is involved in three major activities: caring, education, and research. The Rett Center at Baylor is one of the few centers in the United States that specializes in the diagnosis and care of children and adults with Rett Syndrome.

We provide care not only for those living in the Houston area, but also for those from all parts of Texas, the United States, and around the world.

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History

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The Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology was founded in 1949. The only facility of its kind in the Southwest, the clinic provides a comprehensive approach to all patients, including a thorough medical and neurological examination as well as an assessment of their emotional, educational, and social needs. Its multidisciplinary staff is devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of the entire spectrum of neurological disorders of infancy and childhood - from epilepsy and developmental and neurodegenerative problems to headaches, mental retardation, cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, and Tourette Syndrome. The Blue Bird Circle, founded in 1923, is responsible for the financial support of the clinic. Its dedicated members volunteer thousands of hours of service to the clinic, the Blue Bird Resale Shop, and the group's other fund-raising activities.

Since 1986, the Blue Bird Circle has provided support for the clinical and research efforts of the Rett Center. Children and adults with Rett are evaluated in the Blue Bird Circle Clinic for diagnosis and management of their special problems and needs. The Blue Bird Circle Clinic is a unique facility specializing in the care of children with neurological problems.

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Healthcare

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The Blue Bird Circle Rett Center is one of the nation’s largest resources for families of children with Rett syndrome. Our center specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of girls and women with Rett syndrome. An appointment with the Rett Center includes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluation.

See the Texas Children's Hospital Rett Center website for more patient related information. 

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Research

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For information about current studies being conducted in Rett syndrome and your child's eligibility to participate in these studies, contact Aryn Knight, senior project manager, Blue Bird Circle Rett Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, (832) 822-3751, toll-free at 1-(888)-430-7388, or e-mail Aryn Knight at axknight@texaschildrens.org.

For information on clinical trials being conducted through Baylor College of Medicine, please visit the Baylor Clinic Clinical Trials site.

Current Rett Syndrome Trials Seeking Participants

Acquisition and Analysis of Gait-Related Data in Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders (H-35835)

Rett Syndrome, MECP2 Duplication Disorder, and Rett-Related Disorders Natural History Protocol (H-36995)

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Giving

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Building on a strong foundation in patient care, research, and training, we are pursuing preeminence in every aspect of our mission. Your participation is welcome and appreciated. Donations made in memory or in honor of an individual will be followed up with a written acknowledgment to the family or the honoree. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information or to make a gift, please contact: 

Office of Institutional Advancement
Baylor College of Medicine 
One Baylor Plaza, MS:BCM160 
Houston, TX 77030 
Phone: (713) 798-8675 

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