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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

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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Webinars

NAF hosts educational webinars about Ataxia presented by industry experts. Learn about important topics related to living with Ataxia. Webinars are complimentary for NAF members. Join Read More…

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Pat Clementz-Peterson

The Michael and Patricia Clementz-Peterson Family Fund has supported NAF in many ways throughout the years. Since 2017, they generously pledge to match donations made Read More…

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Debbie Levi

Collective Strength During my late thirties my loss of balance was apparent. That was over 35 years ago. By my early forties, I was diagnosed Read More…

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WHAT IS ATAXIA?

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EVENTS

Jun 25, 2022 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
IN-PERSON Hampton Roads Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Location: K’bola Cuba restaurant.  The address is 5201 Center Street, Willamsburg, VA We are spending part of this meeting as a planning meeting for our Walk ‘N Roll.  The other part will be a time to enjoy each others company, meet new people, share ideas and just have a good time as we eat good Read More…

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Jun 26, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
VIRTUAL South Carolina Support Group Meeting

NAF will be hosting a virtual support group meeting representing South Carolina .  Since there is not currently an active support group in this area, this is meant to be an introductory meeting that will allow NAF to connect with members in the area, gauge interest for a support group, and identify individuals that may Read More…

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Jun 26, 2022 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
VIRTUAL Kentucky and West Virginia Support Group Meeting

NAF will be hosting a virtual support group meeting representing Kentucky and West Virginia.  Since there is not currently an active support group in these areas, this is meant to be an introductory meeting that will allow NAF to connect with members in the areas, gauge interest for a support group, and identify individuals that Read More…

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Jul 01, 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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