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Don’t Skip AAC in Denver Because of Weather – Here’s Why

Author: Linda Snider Sidwell, MD, NAF Board Member and Support Group Leader The 2020 Annual Ataxia Conference in Denver, Colorado is going to be a world class conference with scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and of most importantly, Ataxians. I’m hoping to see you there. Why do you want to come to Denver you Read More…

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 NAF to receive notices about upcoming Ataxia webinars.  Live webinars are only available to NAF members. However, most are recorded and made available to anyone here. Read More…

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Meet Others Under 30 with Ataxia at 2020 AAC

Author: Lauren Sormani, NAF Support Group Leader I was diagnosed with Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 8 in 2017 when I was 21 years old. A few months after my diagnosis I found a support group near me and I attended. I was thrilled to meet other people with Ataxia, but what Read More…

Ataxia Genetic Test Options

Working with your doctor to obtain a diagnosis can be difficult, especially with a rare disease. Medical history, family history, and a neurological evaluation are used to diagnose Ataxia. Various blood tests may also be used to rule out other disorders. Your doctor may recommend genetic testing if a hereditary Read More…

Clinical Trials in Ataxia: Hope, Opportunity, and Caveats

We’ve been talking a lot lately about Ataxia clinical trials. But what is a clinical trial? Should you sign up to participate when there is one available for your type of Ataxia? What happens during a clinical trial? Learn everything that you need to know with this webinar: Clinical Trials Read More…

11 Exercises for Ataxia Patients

Guest Authors: Sheng-Han Kuo MD, Chen-Ya Yang, MD, MPH, and Geraldine Yu, PT, DPT Technical Support: Tiffany Chen BS, Johns Hopkins University Ataxia is a neurologic disorder that affects people across all ages. People living with Ataxia may experience problems including incoordination of movement, slurred speech, poor balance, and gait Read More…

Preparing for the Annual Ataxia Conference in Denver

Author: Andrew Rosen, Executive Director A Note from Andrew Hi Everyone: August in Minnesota. It is hot and humid, and thoughts have turned to my three teenagers getting ready to go back to school. I love the pace of summer – everything slows down a bit, the days are long, Read More…

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