Parkinson’s Disease Organizations


Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA)

APDA Virginia Chapter

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

UVA Department of Neurology – Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center

Maryland Association of Parkinson’s Support (MAPS)

Veterans Affairs – Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) in Richmond, Virginia

Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation – The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson’s Foundation purchases equipment and supplies necessary for Parkinson’s patients to sustain a safe and healthy environment and preserve their self-esteem and dignity.


American Parkinson Disease Association – Their Education & Support page for lots of information available through their publications, webinars, forums, and much more!

Parkinson’s Foundation – Parkinson’s Foundation has a large collection of publications available for free and you’ll find a list of them here. Helpline 1.800.4PD.INFO (1-800-473-4636)
Their Hospital Care kit will help you plan for a hospital visit and avoid complications. It’s all free!

Young Onset Parkinson’s Network

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s – “Our mission is to help people with Parkinson’s to live well today. To support that mission we offer specific programs, information and tools for living well.” 

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) – “Our single, urgent goal: Eliminate Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime.” While the primary focus of this foundation is research, this website also features lots of good information on Living with Parkinson’s.

Parkinson Voice Project – Parkinson Voice Project has specialized in restoring the voices of those with Parkinson’s disease. We treat patients in our clinic, conduct research, and train speech-language pathologists in our unique therapy programs.

US Department of Veteran’s Affairs –
Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC)
Southeast (Richmond) – In 2001, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) created six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC) to improve care for veterans with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. These specialty centers are located in Philadelphia, Richmond, Houston, Portland, San Francisco, and West Los Angeles.
PD @ Home is a Parkinson’s Telephone Education/Support Conference – available Nationwide by telephone. Held 2nd Tuesday each month from 1-2 pm ET. Call 1-800-767-1750 enter code 54321#.


World Parkinson Coalition
European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA)
Parkinsons South Australia (Parkinson’s SA)

Other Parkinson’s Organizations, listed by state

The Carolinas
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

Maine Parkinson Society

New Hampshire
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Resource Center, Neurology Resource Center

Washington state – also Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon 
Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF) – “The mission of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation is to establish optimal quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson’s Community through awareness, education, advocacy and care.”

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