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National Ataxia Foundation

Accelerate!

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!

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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. 

NEWS

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 Read More…

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Shawn Andrus

My name is Shawn Andrus, many call me either, husband, father, son, uncle, and one calls me Godfather. I was diagnosed officially with Ataxia in Read More…

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WHAT IS ATAXIA?

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EVENTS

Aug 12, 2022 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
VIRTUAL Global Ataxia Support Group Meeting – Time Slot #1

Meetings are at 3PM Click here to register For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Read More…

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Aug 12, 2022 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
VIRTUAL Global Ataxia Support Group Meeting – Time Slot #2

Meetings are at 6PM EST Click here to register For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Read More…

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Aug 13, 2022 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
IN-PERSON North Texas Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Center Point Church in N.R.H (7804 Mid-Cites Blvd.  North Richland Hills, TX 76180)   For meeting access information contact: David Henry Jr 817-739-2886 (contact by email preferred) cheve11e@sbcglobal.net Join our Facebook Group! Read More…

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Aug 13, 2022 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
VIRTUAL St. Louis Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We meet at 10:30-12:30 Central Time on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9247613557 For meeting access information or to be added to the mailing list for this group please contact: Shannon Dunphy Lazo at 202-306-2738 or shan_d@hotmail.com  For more information, see our Facebook Group! Read More…

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