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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.

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Christie Alexander

Hello.  My name is Christie Alexander.  I have worked as an Early-Childhood educator for 21 years.  A few years ago, I was diagnosed with a Read More…

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National Ataxia Foundation

Now Hiring Database Manager

The National Ataxia Foundation, a patient advocacy organization for a rare brain disease, is looking for an ambitious, detail-oriented, and fun-to-work-with Database Manager / Development Read More…

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NAF Announces New CSO

After an extensive national search with many highly qualified candidates, we are excited to announce NAF’s very first Chief Scientific Officer! We’d like to extend Read More…

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Jan 28, 2022 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
VIRTUAL Western North Carolina Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We hope to see you there! For access information contact: Jodie Kawa at Phone #: 828-384-8414 or Email:\ Maggie Dentremont at Phone #: 828-777-7411 Email: Join our Facebook Group: Read More…

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Jan 31, 2022 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
VIRTUAL JHU Presentation

Topic: Genetic Counseling Presentation from our genetics counselor discussing pros and cons of genetic testing. Register for free here to receive the zoom link: For more information, contact Melissa Egerton, JHU Health Educator at Read More…

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Feb 03, 2022 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Chair Yoga & Mobility for People Affected by Ataxia

February 3, 2022 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. About the Session: Do you or someone you care about struggle to find ways to stay active and mobile? For people affected by Ataxia Read More…

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Feb 06, 2022 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
CANCELLED Central Indiana Ataxia Support Group Meeting

For more information contact: Teresa Coccaro at (317) 439-2512 or Amy Draves at (765) 610-2866 or Read More…

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