Fact Sheets

Whom does NAF serve?

An estimated 150,000 Americans are affected by heredity or sporadic ataxia. Ataxia can strike anyone at any time regardless of age, gender, or race. Ataxia is a group of progressive neurological diseases which affects coordination and speech. NAF membership includes the following:

Persons with heredity or sporadic ataxia, their families, and friends. Get support

Medical and scientific community involved in NAF ataxia research.
Learn about our current research

Others interested in ataxia and disability issues.
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Need More Information?

To request information, please contact us here or by postal mail:

National Ataxia Foundation
600 Highway 169 South
Suite 1725
Minneapolis, MN 55426
763-553-0020
763-553-0167 (Fax)

The National Ataxia Foundation has an extensive catalog of free and for purchase publications to help you stay informed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ataxia Classification
Frequently Asked Questions About Ataxia
Directions and diagrams for an exercise program for those with ataxia.
A list of resources available from the National Ataxia Foundation
Financial Planning Questions and Resources
Children with Ataxia
Children with Ataxia 2nd. ed.
An overview for Physiciansby Dr. Susan Perlman
Educational discussion of Medications for Ataxia Symptoms
How to Have a Productive Neurologist Appointment
Fact Sheet for Sporadic ataxia and MSA
This booklet reviews information about dominantly inherited forms of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and genetic testing for SCA.
This booklet reviews information about dominantly inherited forms of spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) and genetic testing for SCA.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cognition and Emotion in Cerebellar Disorders
Information about Genes, DNA and Cause of Genetic Disease