'Ataxia' means ‘absence of order’. People with ataxia have problems of co-ordination. This is because parts of the nervous system that normally control co-ordination and balance are affected. Ataxia is the principal symptom of a group of neurological disorders called the cerebellar ataxias. Most are progressive, and many people will eventually rely on others to help meet their every need.
Ataxia UK is the UK’s leading charity for people with ataxia, their families and carers. We support people affected by ataxia and fund research into causes and potential treatments.