The APDA National Young Onset Center focuses on developing education and support services that address the unique needs of young people with Parkinson's disease, their family members and friends as well as their healthcare team.


The Center and its staff are dedicated to creating opportunities for you to better understand and live with YOPD. Our new Young Onset Resource Guide does just that; it provides you with assistance and direction during what might otherwise be a confusing and overwhelming time.

By developing a relationship with our Center, you not only have access to young onset-specific information and resources, you are able to receive personalized support while at the same time becoming part of the nation's largest grass roots PD organization.

The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. was founded in 1961 to "ease the burden and find a cure" for Parkinson's disease. Headquartered in New York, the organization focuses its energies on research, patient services, education and raising public awareness about the disease. APDA supports nine Centers for Advanced Research, 60 regional Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, 56 chapters, and 250 affiliated support groups nationwide. Each year, the APDA Scientific Advisory Board reviews grant applications, and submits recommendations, for funding researchers whose work shows promise for making scientific breakthroughs or for finding improved treatments for Parkinson's disease.


We promise to be a reliable , genuine, and supportive resource for young people with Parkinson's disease, their family and friends, as well as their healthcare team.


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