There are many different types of ataxia and although recent developments show much promise and have improved diagnosis rates, there are still many people with ataxia for which the cause of their condition is unknown. We aim to increase the number of people with accurate diagnosis through supporting research into identifying previously unknown causes of ataxia, and in translating research findings into clinical practice.

If you would like to learn more on the causes of Ataxia, take a look at a talk given by Professor Marios Hadjivassiliou at the recent Euro-ataxia meeting here. Additionally, Dr Matthis Synofzik also gave a talk on genes and diagnostic challenges in Ataxia, which you can view here.

At the International Ataxia Research Conference which took place in March 2015, researchers from around the world gathered to discuss and share the latest research in the ataxias. To read about the latest developments in diagnosis of the ataxias, click here for a summary from the conference.