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National Ataxia Foundation


Our Vision:

A World Without Ataxia.

Ensuring no one experiences Ataxia alone, until no one experiences Ataxia, period.

Our Mission

To accelerate the development of treatments and a cure while working to improve the lives of those living with Ataxia.

Join ACCELERATE! To Get Involved

Accelerate! is a $1 million annual fund to accelerate our ability to improve the lives of those living with Ataxia. It is designed to raise funds in order to speed up our advocacy efforts, including:

  • New legislation important to our community and progress
  • Add more resources for the 65+ support groups
  • Educate our community about genetic testing including providing genetic counseling and testing for all those living with Ataxia 
  • Create a national, regional, and local Ataxia Awareness campaign to accelerate the understanding of Ataxia.

Become a Member of NAF for FREE!

NAF Members

Join the growing number of people that want to stay connected with the Ataxia community! Sign up today. It only takes a few moments. Our members receive:

  • News and research opportunities about their specific type of Ataxia as it becomes available.
  • Early access to free webinars
  • NAF’s eNewsletter and Generations publications. 


Bud Manley

I had a normal childhood growing up other than I was uncoordinated when it came to playing sports. I was bright, did well in school, and went on to receive Read More…

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Brian Oliveira

Hi I’m Brian and this is my story… I was diagnosed in 2010 with Cerebellar Ataxia type 3 (sca3) it’s genetic and another family member has the same disease. My Read More…

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2022 Hill Day

Please join us for the fourth United Against Ataxia Hill Day on September 21, 2022. Ataxia advocates will speak to their Congressional Members. All meetings will be virtual and run Read More…

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Dec 03, 2022 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
VIRTUAL Arizona Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 841 1907 6089 Pass code 603773   For information and meeting access, contact: Mary Fuchs at Phone #: 480-212-6425 | Join Our Facebook Read More…

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Dec 04, 2022 01:30 pm - 03:00 pm
VIRTUAL Southeastern Nevada Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Foss Zoom link: For access information contact Howard Silverman at Phone #: 702-290-6724 | Email: Join our Facebook Group: Read More…

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Dec 04, 2022 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
VIRTUAL Northeast Ohio Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Join us for an end-of-the-year meeting, to chit chat, catch up and plan. We will talk about another Walk n’ Roll to Cure Ataxia in Oct. of 2023 We will Read More…

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Dec 05, 2022 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
VIRTUAL Boston Ataxia Support Group Evening Chat

We welcome anyone to these meetings, regardless of location.   Zoom information: Meeting ID: 879 9925 0029 Passcode: Ataxia   For access information contact Donna Gorzela at Phone #: Read More…

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