Nebraska Ataxia

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Theresa Nelson
Primary Contact Name
Theresa Nelson
Main Address

P.O. Box 24214
Omaha, NE 68124
United States

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 include 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 in person and virtual support groups meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 11am-1pm. with professionally facilitated break out groups.
  • Since January 2020 the Nebraska Ataxia Board has approved over $78,000 of grants for individuals dealing with Ataxia and their care partners.
  • We provide services free of charge to Nebraska and Iowa residents.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Trivia Night
Flexible Timing


Trivia Night
Duration of 2 hours 30 minutes
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The Engagement Party
Duration of 3 hours
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