Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA)

What is Spinocerebellar Ataxia?

Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is one of a group of genetic disorders characterized by slowly progressive incoordination of gait and often associated with poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye movements. Frequently, atrophy of the cerebellum occurs. As with other forms of ataxia, SCA results in unsteady and clumsy motion of the body due to a failure of the fine coordination of muscle movements, along with other symptoms. The symptoms of the condition vary with the specific type (there are several), and with the individual patient. Generally, a person with ataxia retains full mental capacity but may progressively lose physical control. For more information about Spinocerebellar ataxia click here

Living With Spinocerebellar Ataxia Workshop (14th March 2020)

Episode 1 - Dr. Richard Roxburgh

Episode 2 - Julie Rope

Episode 3 - Christine Tooke

Online Support Group

There is a Facebook group for members to join for support with Ataxia. Kiwis with Ataxia is a closed Facebook group, to join you have to click "join group". Search Kiwis with Ataxia on Facebook or click here 

Q&A: Here is where we answer some of our members questions. If you have any questions please email them to [email protected] and we will endeavour to answer them.