Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

Service Dog Project, Inc.

37 Boxford Road
Ipswich, MA 01938
978-356-0666
http://www.servicedogproject.org/

Service Dog Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization who's mission is to to increase the number of service dogs available to people who are mobility- impaired.  Their main focus is breading and training Great Danes and other large breed dogs to assist balance-impaired people (such as people with Parkinson's).  Their website includes the specifics of the training program as well as how to apply to receive a service dog.


Listed in: Mobility Aids
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The Pass It On Center

1700 Century Circle, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30345
(800) 497-8665
http://www.passitoncenter.org

The Pass It On Center is creating national and state resources to foster the appropriate reuse of assistive technology (AT) so that people with disabilities can get the affordable AT they need in order to live, learn, work and play more independently. Visitors to this site can search for assistive technology reuse locations and programs in their state.
Listed in: Mobility Aids and Technology
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The NATTAP is a project sponsored by The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America. It was created to provide assistance, reduce barriers, and increase access to Assistive Technology devices and services for consumers of all ages. This Web site has a tool to search for AT programs funded by state and those funded by other national resources.
Listed in: Mobility Aids
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The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation

1340-1272 N. Great Neck Road, #193
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 313-9729
http://www.mwpf.org

Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that offers assistance to individuals living with Parkinson's disease that are facing financial hardships. You can download a form on this Web site and specifically list your needs for assistance (from help with rent or mortgage payments to purchasing mobility aids). This Web site also links to a list of resources that may be able to help with prescription drug costs.
Listed in: Prescriptions, Mobility Aids, Basics, Rent/Mortgage, and Utilities
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The Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

3715 McClintock Avenue, Room 228
Los Angeles , CA 90089
(213) 740-1364
http://www.stopfalls.org

The Fall Prevention Center Web site provides information about precautions to take to reduce falls at home or at work. The site also includes links to articles on exercise, especially Tai Chi, which is believed to improve balance and mobility in people with Parkinson's.
Listed in: Mobility Aids
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The AT Network was founded to expand the accessibility of tools, resources, and technology to increase independence, improve personal productivity, and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. While predominately listing resources for California residents, this Web site has a listing of different funding sources nationwide which those residing outside of California may benefit from.
Listed in: Mobility Aids and Technology
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AbleData

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(800) 227-0216
http://www.abledata.com

AbleData provides reviews and a listing of mobility aids from canes and walkers to adaptive devices of many kinds. While this Web site does not offer payment assistance or direct sales, it does offer a comprehensive listing of vendors to contact for product information and pricing.
Listed in: Mobility Aids and Technology
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