Getting insurance can be more expensive if you have a disability as insurance companies will see this as carrying a greater risk. If you would like to find out more information about purchasing life insurance, take a look at Ataxia UK's general insurance guide or Genetic Alliance UK's leaflet on life insurance.

In addition, as ataxia can be relatively unknown in some foreign countries, it is always a good idea to prepare your travel insurance beforehand and make sure that your provider has a proper understanding of your condition and what it entails. To find out more information on getting travel insurance with a medical condition, take a look at Genetic Interest Groups tips and our insurance guide above.