Nebraska Ataxia

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Year Founded:
2016
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Judy Dierkhising
Main Address:
P.O. Box 24214
Omaha, NE 68124

What We Do

Nebraska Ataxia helps those people affected by ataxia through direct assistance, education and awareness, support for caregivers, and funding for medical therapies, equipment and research. Our organization’s programs and partnerships focus on improving the quality of life for ataxians in our service area of Nebraska and Iowa.
Ataxia is a degenerative disease of the nervous system. Many symptoms of Ataxia can mimic those of being drunk – slurred speech, stumbling, falling, and lack of coordination. All are related to degeneration of the part of the brain, called the cerebellum, that is responsible for coordinating movement. Ataxia is a disease that affects people of all ages.

Interesting Info

Our virtual support groups meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am-1pm. with professionally facilitated break out groups.
Since January the Nebraska Ataxia Board has approved over $ 11,000 of services for individuals dealing with Ataxia and their caregivers.
We provide services free of charge to Nebraska and Iowa residents.

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