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The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research.

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NAF Blog Posts

Martha Harlem

My journey with Ataxia has been a life full of ups and downs. Ataxia has defined most of my life since it was first diagnosed Read More…

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Jean Gossip

You can call me Jean Gossip. I am 76 and was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. We moved, as a family (3 children), to Australia in Read More…

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Katie Norton-Bower

Recently, a bright young lady reached out to NAF’s Research Services Director, Sue Hagen, to ask for help with her school project. She wanted to Read More…

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Facebook Posts

Martha learned of her Ataxia diagnosis while she was pursuing her dreams as a professional opera singer. But when she adopted a positive attitude, she was able to make a new life for herself. ataxia.org/martha-harlem/ ...
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Gülin Öz, PhD, a member of NAF’s Medical and Research Advisory Board who works at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is speaking right now in the “MR Biomarkers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias” webinar hosted by the European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases (Ern Rnd). The webinar is for clinical specialists. We are proud that she volunteers her time and expertise to help guide NAF’s research efforts. ...
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Ladies Who Rock 4 a Cause is a platform for female artists to come together and harness the unifying power of music to help others. We thank them for supporting NAF and bringing awareness to Ataxia at this year’s event!EVERY ticket sold purchased prior to April 17th will be entered to win $100! The drawing will be held during the show!! you must be present to win. fb.me/e/SUQ8eL5Opresented by PreSonus Audio Electronics #presonus #SmartSource, Amy McAllister's Diamond Discovery and Sponsored by TMS Yoga#ladieswhorockforacauseWe are raising awareness of #Ataxia and support for the National Ataxia Foundation and also an individual in need. To see why we love what we do, please visit our website and see the stories of the lives we have touched. www.ladieswhorock4acause.org/project/wendy-bono-betz/ ...
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Events

Apr 21, 2021 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm
VIRTUAL Western NY Ataxia Support Group Meeting

An Ataxia Support Group serving Western NY and the surrounding area will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm Eastern Time! All are welcome. You need not have Ataxia to attend. For meeting access information contact jesse.diehl61@gmail.com | 585-315-1578. Hope that we see you there! Read More…

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Apr 22, 2021 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
VIRTUAL Northeast Ohio Ataxia Support Group Meeting

6:00 PM Eastern Time Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89896357491?pwd=a3BreG0rdTl0VGIwV0twbTFod3RpUT09 Meeting ID: 898 9635 7491 Passcode: 108135 Join our 45 minute chair yoga class given by Judith Eugene of The Loving Hands Group www.LovingHandsGroup.com For more information contact Julie Clarich at Phone #: 440-666-6078 | Email: julieplus3@gmail.com Join Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/157330301877408/ Read More…

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Apr 23, 2021 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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Apr 23, 2021 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
VIRTUAL Global Ataxia Support Group Meeting – Time slot #2

Meetings are at 6PM EST Click here to register For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Read More…

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