Chapter 7: Information Sources


Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources


Subsection: Parkinson’s Disease

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Email:

apda@apdaparkinson.org

National resource for information. Parkinson's disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system affecting more than 1.5 million people in the United States. Clinically, the disease is characterized by a decrease in spontaneous movements, gait difficulty, postural instability, rigidity and tremor. Parkinson's disease is caused by the degeneration of the pigmented neurons in the Substantia Nigra of the brain, resulting in decreased dopamine availability.

135 Parkinson Ave.
Staten Island , NY 10305

Voice: 

718-981-8001

Toll Free: 

800-223-2732

Fax: 

718-981-4399

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) - Muskogee Area

Email:

kfranklinz@cox.net

Muskogee Chapter and local resource for information.

9601 Old Taft Road
Muskogee , OK 74401

Voice: 

918-687-4519

American Parkinson's Disease Association Information and Referral Center

Email:

jdjohns@hillcrest.com

The Center provides free educational materials on Parkinson's Disease and information on support groups, caregiver groups, health services and community resources. The Center helps start new support groups, provides speakers on Parkinson's, publishes a newsletter, and has a lending library of videos and materials on Parkinson's Disease.

1125 S Trenton Avenue
Tulsa , OK 74120

Voice: 

918-747-3747

Toll Free: 

888-740-3747

Fax: 

918-298-3446

National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.

Email:

contact@parkinson.org

National Resource for Information.

National Parkinson Foundation, Inc.
1501 N.W. 9th Ave. / Bob Hope Rd
Miami , FL 33136

Voice: 

305-243-6666

Toll Free: 

800-327-4545
800-473-4636 Helpline

Fax: 

305-243-6073