Several different approaches to finding a treatment are in place internationally at present. These include:

1)      Developing collaboration between pharmaceutical companies interested in working in FA, academic researchers and clinicians,

2)      Funding potential drugs, cell and animal models which are potential candidates for FA treatment. This is where most of the money raised in Ireland goes.

3)      Providing a patient registry for people with FA which can be used to recruit individuals for clinical trials

4)      Promoting policy initiatives that provide greater awareness, financial resources & other support for research in FA.