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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

2020 Ataxia Hill Day

NAF and FARA will hold our second Hill Day on Thursday, September 10, 2020! This event will raise awareness about Ataxia and support legislation that Read More…

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2021 AAC Is Going Virtual

Author: Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director A Note About the 2021 Annual Ataxia Conference We know how valuable it is for those living Read More…

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How Does a Clinical Trial Work?

Guest Author: Amber Trzeciak, Cadent Therapeutics Clinical trial phases can be a confusing concept to understand. The purpose of clinical trials is to determine how Read More…

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EL-PFDD Meeting

We’re excited to announce that NAF and Cure DRPLA will Host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for Polyglutamine Spinocerebellar Ataxias and DRPLA! Save the Date! September Read More…

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If you are interested in ideas about how to support NAF and the Ataxia community, we have a new page on our website just for you! Visit our Ways to Give page to find an option that best works for you!
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Thanks to the generosity of our Ataxia community, we have met our $100,000 goal for the Summer Match Challenge!

Each dollar donated over the last 30 days was matched thanks to contributions from the Michael and Patricia Clementz-Peterson Family Fund and one anonymous donor.
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We're excited to announce that NAF and Cure DRPLA will Host an Externally-Led Patient-Focused Drug Development Meeting for the Polyglutamine Spinocerebellar Ataxias and DRPLA! Learn more: ataxia.org/el-pfdd-meeting/ ...

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Events

Aug 06, 2020 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
VIRTUAL Richmond Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Time: Aug 6, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Our Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83477718468?pwd=WURER1YzSDZ6TnRPNGJ5d3Q4YktGZz09 Meeting ID: 834 7771 8468 Passcode: 435347 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83477718468#,,,,,,0#,,435347# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,83477718468#,,,,,,0#,,435347# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Read More…

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Aug 06, 2020 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
VIRTUAL Rhode Island Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We are going to have ataxia trivia game, discuss what’s been going on with everyone, and talk about an exciting program coming up. Time: Aug 6, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Our Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4764982587 Meeting ID: 476 498 2587 One tap mobile +13017158592,,4764982587# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,4764982587# US (Chicago) Dial by Read More…

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Aug 07, 2020 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
JHU Webinar: How the Brain’s Motor System Works in Cerebellar Ataxia

Register by Thursday, August 6th please at https://jhjhm.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMrce-gqDIvHNODCCdnm-36JoGqsbyAvVsn Dr. Cherie Marvel received her PhD in Neuroscience from Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 2002. Her dissertation research examined cerebellar-related cognitive and motor deficits in schizophrenia. She completed her first post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Iowa, where she furthered her training in Read More…

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Aug 07, 2020 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
VIRTUAL Toronto Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Meetings are at 3PM and 6PM EST Click on the links below to register. If we haven’t seen you in a while, it would be nice to talk with you! Timeslot #1 – 3pm EST (8PM in the UK, 5am Saturday in Sydney, AU) Timeslot #2 – 6pm EST (11PM in the UK, 8am Saturday Read More…

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