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What is ataxia

'Ataxia' means ‘lack of order’. People with ataxia have problems with movement, balance, and speech. Over 10,000 people in the UK have a form of ataxia. There is currently no cure but we are working to find one every day. Learn more

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Talking to children about genetic conditions

Researchers are seeking volunteers to take part in a workshop in London in September

The value of new medicines

Take part in a study that aims to find out how people affected by a rare genetic condition define the 'value' of a new medicine.

International Ataxia Research Conference call for abstracts

Registration and abstract submission are now open for next spring's conference for scientists and clinicians.

Hearing research study needs volunteers

Researchers looking for people with spinocerebellar ataxia types 1, 2 and 6 with hearing difficulties to take part in a trial of hearing aids.

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Ataxia UK Thames Valley Branch

The Thames Valley Branch covers a large area to the West of London and includes towns such as Windsor, Slough, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Henley-on-Thames, Reading and all surrounding areas. Membership is open to everyone with ataxia, their family, friends and carers.

Ataxia UK London North-West Branch

While we are called The N.W. London Branch, you don’t have to have an NW postcode to join us!

Ataxia UK East of Scotland Branch

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 6 September 2014 from 1.30 - 4pm in our NEW venue.

Ataxia UK East Branch

Ataxia East's next meeting is on Saturday 30th August at the Tansor Assessment Centre, Tansor, Peterborough. PE8 5HP. Meeting at 2:00pm. Please let us know if you wish to attend by 24th August.

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Virgin Money London Marathon

Enter London Marathon 2014 by joining are team today! More info

2015 Brighton Marathon

Join Ataxia UK team for this beautiful coastal marathon taking place in Brighton in April 2015.

DIFC Santa Run 2014

Take part in the run series by joining thousands of other participants in our fantastic Santa run! Join us in London's Victoria Park for an amazing event in aid of a charity close to your heart.

Annual Conference 2014

Book your place for the 2014 Annual Conference at Heathrow this October!