Welcome to the National Ataxia Foundation


NAF Research Drive and Research Match
October 15 – December 15, 2014

The National Ataxia Foundation is pleased to announce that an anonymous donor is offering a matching research gift for this year’s annual ataxia research drive.  Research donations received from October 15 – December 15, 2014, will be matched dollar for dollar up to $200,000.00. Your research donation will be doubled!

A total of 106 quality ataxia research applications, represented by scientists from five continents including the countries of the United States, Canada, Germany, Greece, Australia, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Switzerland, Korea, Mexico, Israel, China, France, Belgium, Argentina, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands are being considered. With your help, the most promising of these important ataxia studies will be funded in late December 2014 for fiscal year 2015.

Please support the 2014 NAF Annual Ataxia Research Drive, Research…Discoveries…Answers, and make your on-line donation today!


International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)

The goal of International Ataxia Awareness Day is for everyone to participate in some activity, creating awareness about ataxia. Thank you to all who have participated in International Ataxia Awareness Day through various events, receiving proclamations, and letting others know about ataxia. Even though International Ataxia Awareness Day is held each year on September 25th… Let’s keep spreading the word about ataxia each and every day!

Ataxia Public Service Announcements
– To share and use to create ataxia awareness!


Join the Global Ataxia Walk n’ Roll!


2015 NAF Annual Membership Meeting

“Soaring Mile High for a Cure”

March 6-8, 2015

NAF continues to strive to offer quality and important programs and services to the ataxia community. One of the centerpieces of the NAF is the annual membership meeting. The 2015 AMM will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Denver.

The hotel contacted the NAF in August 2014 to offer an exceptional meeting space opportunity that was not previously available. The new space will better serve our attendees at the 2015 meeting by providing greater accessibility and a more enjoyable experience. To accept the new space, the meeting date needed to be changed one week earlier to March 6-8, 2015.

The decision to proceed with a new date was not made lightly and was based solely on NAF’s continuing efforts to offer a high quality program. We apologize for any inconvenience that the change of dates may have caused. Thank you for your understanding and support.




Ataxia Research
Studies Awarded Funding for FY 2014

The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is pleased to announce that 24 promising ataxia research studies, totaling more than $1,000,000, from the United States, Italy, Australia, United Kingdom, Portugal, and Germany were awarded funding at the December 2013 NAF Board of Directors meeting for fiscal year 2014.

A listing and summaries of these studies are now available on the Foundation’s web site HERE