NAF’s Ataxia Centers of Excellence (ACE) program is to designate exceptional regional centers providing comprehensive care and services for individuals affected by Ataxia and their families. In addition to providing expert clinical care for a variety of Ataxias and Ataxia-related disorders, the Centers should be engaged in clinical research and/or clinical trials, provide professional and lay education to patients and their families in the areas they serve, and work with NAF locally and nationally in its efforts to continually improve the lives of those affected by Ataxia.
We have one of the most comprehensive ataxia programs in the country.
Our multi-disciplinary Ataxia Clinic provides access to physicians, a physical therapist, a speech pathologist, and a social worker, all of whom are experts in the evaluation of ataxia and in providing assistance with managing symptoms.
In addition to ataxia, we also see patients with other balance disorders in the clinic. Common balance disorders include autoimmune associated ataxias, Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA), Friedreich's ataxia and other recessive ataxias, episodic ataxias, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, and corticobasal degeneration.
We also participate in several clinical trials for patients with certain types of ataxia.