Ask About a "Wallet Letter"


When walking in public patients with ataxia are sometimes mistaken for having been drinking and being intoxicated. We have found that carrying a letter from the Ataxia Center that explains that the symptoms and signs in ataxia resemble intoxication, but are due to disability. It also requests whether any help that is available could be given to the patient. This letter can be shown to a law officer or your employer should there be some question about your speech, coordination or balance.