Questions & Answers

The APDA National Young Onset Center is here to help younger people with Parkinson's disease and their families. Both groups are not only faced with managing the disease, but the lifestyle issues that frequently accompany a diagnosis of Young Onset, or “Early Onset” Parkinson’s disease.


When you have a question about YOPD and its current or potential impact on your life, turn to us for:

  • Personalized, confidential and free one-to-one assistance.
  • Resources about a wide range of young onset-specific subjects including employment, finances, disability and insurance, etc.
  • Assistance with particularly challenging problems or circumstances.
  • The young onset information and support you need to live well and stay strong.

By asking for our help, you not only find answers quickly and easily, you help others. It is likely that someone else has had the same question you do, or will in the future. Lean on us. Use our site to find a Parkinson’s support group. Let us do some of the research on Parkinson’s Disease for you, and we'll include what we discover in our ever-growing Young Onset Resource Guide, an interactive directory providing affordable assistance to the entire Parkinson’s Disease community.

Our staff is available Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (CST), to answer your questions about YOPD in general, and your situation in particular. We want to develop an ongoing relationship with you and stay in touch over time. We want you to have peace of mind knowing you have us as a personal resource when you need help. Services like these have earned us the reputation of being the largest national grassroots PD organization.

Become part of the APDA family. Register with us now and contact us any time you have questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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