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Ataxia Community Links

It can be hard to connect with other people who have Ataxia. NAF has a number of support groups around the country to help you learn and meet others. There are also lots of great online resources from other members of the Ataxia community. Finding them can be difficult if Read More…

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…

Only 26 JMB Spots Remain. Want One?

Author: Joel Sutherland, NAF Development Director Only 26 spots remain in the 2020 Joint Mission Bataan to Cure Ataxia campaign.  Would you like to join us? To refresh your memory, this campaign, that we call JMB, is an expansion of last years’ effort led by North Carolina resident, Mike De Rosa and Read More…

Support NAF for #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that is recognized on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, usually through social media efforts. To celebrate, people donate time, talents, and/or resources to causes that are important to them. This year, #GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2019. At NAF, Giving Tuesday 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…

How to Host a Successful Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook fundraisers make a big difference for us at NAF. More than $200,000 has been raised because people like you took the time to support our cause. Thank you so much! Your efforts will directly impact the Ataxia community. The funds that you raise help us offer Ataxia research grants, Read More…

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