American Parkinson Disease Association
APDA meets its unique dual mission to “Ease the Burden – Find the Cure” through a national network of 42 chapters, 50 Information & Referral (I&R) centers and approximately 1,000 support groups. It is the only Parkinson’s disease (PD) organization that equally funds scientific research to find the cause(s) and cure, while providing patient and caregiver support and education.
APDA has been a funding partner in most of the PD scientific discoveries. Its Scientific Advisory Board, a panel of prominent clinicians and scientists, reviews all applications and recommends funding the most promising research.
APDA is the nation’s largest grassroots Parkinson’s organization. Volunteer chapters raise awareness and funds for research. I&R centers provide patient/caregiver services and physician referrals, educational materials and programs. Support groups address the needs of patients, families, the newly diagnosed, young onset, and caregivers. The APDA National Young Onset Center is the country’s only full-time center addressing the specific challenges of young people with PD.
APDA National Headquarters is located at Parkinson Plaza, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305.