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APDA was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden - Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease. In that time, APDA has raised and invested more than $86 million to fund research, patient services and education, and elevate public awareness.

As the country’s largest Parkinson’s grassroots organization, APDA is here to serve the more than one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, and support groups. APDA also funds Centers for Advanced Research and awards grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.

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Young Support Groups 

The APDA National Young Onset Center can help you locate a young onset support group in your area or provide you with the tools you need to start your own.

Publications / Downloads

Browse our library of free publications that can be downloaded or mailed to you.

Webcasts / Podcasts

This exciting video and audio library captures presentations from many of the experts on Parkinson's disease.

APDA Centers

Learn more about the benefits of connecting with the APDA Center nearest you.

APDA Chapters

Local chapters assist in efforts to help fund new research as well as promote awareness of PD.


APDA is committed to raising awareness of PD and YOPD and funds for research and support services. Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue supporting promising scientific research and providing educational and support services for those who are diagnosed early in life and their families. Learn more about how you can help.


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