First in-depth study on the characteristics of speech and swallowing in ARSACS, highlighting the impact of these deficits for ARSACS. This research is conducted by Dr. Vogel and Dr. Synofzik from the Centre for Neurology and Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research in Tübingen. This is the first part of the overall research project funded by the Foundation. The second part of the project will address the possible treatment(s).