APDA American Parkinson Disease Association
Information & Referral Center

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) Information & Referral Center at Stanford

"James Parkinson's Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) has long been considered the foundational text of the disease which now bears the author's name." –NIH
You can get the essay from Project Gutenberg

Who we are

The American Parkinson Disease Association Information & Referral Center (APDA I&R Center) at Stanford University Medical Center is a partnership between the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc. and Stanford University.

"I" is for Information

Northern and Central California-specific Information

Support Groups. Find a group near you! Some are open to anyone in the PD community, others for those with young onset PD, and those for caregivers only. Groups are wonderful places to:

Exercise Classes. Find a Parkinson's exercise class near you! Some are free and some charge a reasonable fee.

Fall Prevention Classes. Find a fall prevention class near you!

Driving Resoures. Find our list of Northern California-specific driving resources

Information Anywhere You Are

Email List. Sign up for our "Stanford PD Info" email list -- no more than 4 emails per month and all on PD. We don't use this list to fundraise. All of the emails are posted to our blog.

Website. We've read and viewed many Parkinson's print and video resources. We've developed lists of some of our favorites...so you don't have to spend your time looking.

Print Materials. Available free of charge from the American Parkinson Disease Association office in New York:

"R" is for Referral

This I&R Center also provides referrals to:

Contact Us

Contact us for information and referrals!

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