A not-for-profit organization that funds and supports research and education. The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) provides resources and information for people with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers, and health care professionals. The main contact for the APDA is
The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc.
1250 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305-4399
(718) 981-8001 or (800) 223-2732
The ADPA’s website lists the contact information for state chapters and local support groups. Founded in 1960, the ADPA today sponsors 55 information and referral centers, 65 chapters, and more than 800 support groups throughout the United States. The ADPA is also a cofounder of the World Parkinson’s Disease Association (WPDA), whose 20-some member organizations are national Parkinson’s disease associations around the world.