What is Ataxia?

Ataxia is complicated. It’s a neurological/movement disorder which affects the nervous system.

Ataxia affects over 150,000 people in the US and over 200,000 worldwide. There are two main types of Ataxia: acquired or genetic. There are over 60 varieties.

Everyone who has Ataxia experiences symptoms differently depending on the type of Ataxia they have.

For more detailed explanations, please visit the trusted resources below.

friedreich’s ataxia (FA)
spinocerebellar ataxia (sca)
Ataxia Telangiecstasia
personal stories

Watch some of the stories of people touched by Ataxia. There are multiple videos. You may use the left and right arrows below to scroll between them.