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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.

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.

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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. 

NAF BLOGS

The Ruehl Family

When Charlie Ruehl was in high school, his mom Susan recalls he would always miss the same step at the bottom of their staircase. She chalked it up to him Read More…

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Carol Paige

My unwanted guest arrived when I was conceived. He rode in on my DNA and set up residence in the part of my brain called the cerebellum. This is located Read More…

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WHAT IS ATAXIA?

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EVENTS

Feb 27, 2024 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lower Michigan 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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Feb 28, 2024 04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Science Showcase: Dr. Hellyer

CENTRAL TIME Dr. Shane Hellyer will present the research, “Characterization of naturally occurring mGlu1 mutations in SCA44 and SCAR13.” Science Showcase sessions explore a past NAF research grant awardee’s funded Read More…

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Mar 01, 2024 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm
North Carolina Triangle 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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Mar 01, 2024 03:00 pm - 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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