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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 Read More…

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Support NAF for #GivingTuesday

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Courtney has been a professional dancer for over 15 years. She teaches paradance at Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Colorado. Join us for her Wheelchair Dancing Sessions at the 2020 Annual Ataxia Conference! ataxia.org/2020-annual-ataxia-conference/ ...

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NAF Apparel On Sale Now Through February 3, 2020! New styles and products to choose from. Men's, women's and youth apparel options available.10% of proceeds donated to NAF. Shop now: bit.ly/39ArYva ...

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Our Annual Ataxia Research Drive is coming to a close. You have until tomorrow to make an impact. Funding research and hosting scientific meetings encourages doctors to pursue careers in Ataxia and allows researchers to progress in their findings; ultimately helping lead to treatments. Donate now at www.ataxia.org/researchdrive ...

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Feb 01, 2020 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
Treasure Coast Ataxia Support Group Meeting

For more information contact Lisa Cole at  772-370-3041 |  lisacoleataxia@gmail.com Join our Facebook Group! Read More…

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Feb 01, 2020 11:30 am - 01:30 pm
Northwestern Nevada Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We meet the first Saturday of the month. Renown Medical Center (Artisans 107) For more information contact Libby and Rich Hoops at 775-223-2809 or hoops.e.a.hoops@gmail.com Join Our Facebook Group! Read More…

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Feb 01, 2020 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Arizona Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We will be having two speakers with Q &A after each. Our speakers include Meredith Bartlett who is a Speech-Language Pathologist and will provide strategies for facilitating communication when speech becomes difficult to understand. Our other speaker is Katie Griffith who is an Athlete Ambassador who will speak about her involvement with Arizona Disability Sports Read More…

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Feb 02, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Toronto Online Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Registration has just opened for an Ataxia Support Group Teleconference via Zoom (hosted by Mark Desa – ARCA1). We’d love for you to attend. For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Meeting Agenda – updates on our first HFA fundraiser for Ataxia Canada. – relevant guest speakers (stay tuned to future emails Read More…

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