Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

Legal Aid Society: Employmant Law Center

180 Montgomery Street Suite 600
San Francisco , CA 94104
(415) 864-8848

Individuals with actual or perceived disabilities are particularly vulnerable to discrimination in employment. The law protects many people with disabilities, including people with mental health or other “hidden” disabilities, from employment-related discrimination. In addition, the law may require that an employer eliminate barriers for workers with disabilities and provide other reasonable accommodations that allow these workers to perform their jobs.  The available fact sheets will help to answer your questions about state and federal employment laws, reasonable accommodation, Family Medical Leave and more.

Listed in: Mediation & Divorce, Working with PD, and Disclosure & Accommodation

1600 Lehigh Parkway East, Ste. 1K
Allentown, PA 18103
1-800-680-9052 provides online tools  that can help answer questions and provide support for those going through the divorce process.  Find local lawyers or mediators, view divorce laws by state, get organized with checklists and worksheets, and learn more with their library of online articles. Please note that they do not provide legal council over the phone, but can help you to navigate their website and online tools if you call their hotline.

Listed in: Mediation & Divorce

The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center

301 NW 63rd Street - Suite 600
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(866) 916-4672

Funded by the Department of Health & Human Services, this organization provides information about and resources for maintaining a healthy marriage/relationship. Search the site for keywords: "chronic illness," for specific articles and resources related to the emotional and financial strain a partner's illness can have on a relationship.
Listed in: Mediation & Divorce and For Family & Friends
Pine Tree Legal Assistance provides a state-by-state listing of local agencies offering low cost, or free, legal assistance to eligible clients. Many listed organizations are subject to restrictions about the types of cases they represent, so it is best to contact them with your circumstances to see if you meet the requirements for assistance.
Listed in: Mediation & Divorce and Estate & Special Needs Planning
This Web site provides detailed information about disability, financial, and legal planning. In addition to articles, the site includes audio and video clips as well as sample forms addressing a wide range of legal matters such powers of attorney, living wills, and marriage settlement. There is specific information to the modification of estate planning documents for people with Parkinson's under the "Chronic Illness Planning" heading.
Listed in: Mediation & Divorce and Estate & Special Needs Planning

c/o Pro Bono Net, 151 West 30th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001 was created for people living on low incomes to provide them with education about the divorce process and can provide a listing for an attorney or other professionals.
Listed in: Mediation & Divorce

Divorce Care

P.O. Box 1739
Wake Forest, NC 27588
(800) 489-7778

Divorce Care is a resource for those looking to find a divorce recovery support group. They have listings for thousands of recovery groups for adults as well as groups for children of divorce. This Web site is not necessarily aimed at those with a chronic illness, but to a more general audience.
Listed in: Mediation & Divorce

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

112 South Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 838-9808

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is the professional organization of Marriage and Family Therapists. Their Web site provides information about how a chronic illness can impact the family and includes suggested interventions. Visitors to this site can search for a licensed provider in your state or ZIP Code.
Listed in: Counseling/Therapy and Mediation & Divorce

Find Local Assistance

Your local Information and Referral Center Coordinator can provide you with referrals and make sure you know about the educational and support activities available in your community.