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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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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.

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  • News and research opportunities about their specific type of Ataxia as it becomes available.
  • Early access to free webinars
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NAF BLOGS

Intro to Centers for Independent Living

According to the National Council on Independent Living, Centers for Independent Living (or CILs) are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. Kory Macy, Read More…

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Parna Mukherjee

I was born in a family with SCA2 back in India. My father had the symptoms of Ataxia as well as all his five siblings. At that time, it was Read More…

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Jency W

I got diagnosed at 40 after always walking awkward and 2 years of being unsteady. Now I’m going to start physical therapy and apply for SSDI. It’s sad for me, Read More…

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2024 NAF Research Grants

NAF Awarded a Record Number of Projects in 2024 18 Studies Funded Totaling $845k Funded! We had our most competitive year ever for Ataxia research grant applications! As a result Read More…

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WHAT IS ATAXIA?

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EVENTS

Apr 18, 2024 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Richmond Support Group Meeting

EASTERN TIME ZONE Support group meetings are a great way to socialize and learn with others who are affected by Ataxia. We welcome you to join us! The discussion is Read More…

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Apr 19, 2024 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Global Support Group (Hope For Ataxia) Meeting – 1st Session

EASTERN TIME ZONE Support group meetings are a great way to socialize and learn with others who are affected by Ataxia. We welcome you to join us! The discussion is Read More…

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Apr 19, 2024 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Global Support Group (Hope For Ataxia) Meeting – 2nd Session

EASTERN TIME ZONE Support group meetings are a great way to socialize and learn with others who are affected by Ataxia. We welcome you to join us! The discussion is Read More…

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Apr 20, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Twin Cities Support Group Meeting

CENTRAL TIME ZONE Support group meetings are a great way to socialize and learn with others who are affected by Ataxia. We welcome you to join us! The discussion is Read More…

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