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  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • Anna
    “We are doing the Argentine tango, and it’s really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That’s my favorite.” Anna
  • Jennifer
    “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.” Jennifer
  • Roger
    “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.” Roger
  • Margaret
    “Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves.” Margaret
  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray

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Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

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Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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Education

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HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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Due to the recent phone system transition, the HAPS main phone number of 713-626-7114 is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Until this problem is resolved, please call 713-313-1704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . HAPS will post notifications on the website and social media pages when the main line is functioning again. Thank you for your patience.
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HAPS would like you to join us for our 2014 Annual Awards Event, Changing the Face of Parkinson’s: 40 and Forward, which will take place on Sunday, November 9th at 6pm at the Houston Racquet Club. Help us celebrate our 40th anniversary with dinner, dancing and a brief awards ceremony.

In this historic year, we will proudly honor the Past Presidents of the HAPS Board of Directors with the Roy H. Cullen Quality of Life Award for their outstanding wisdom and generosity, having led the organization with passion and commitment through the years making it possible to reach this momentous occasion. In addition, HAPS will recognize Roslyn Waechter with the Lillie Cullen Quality of Life Award for helping those with Parkinson's live with purpose, dignity and courage during her tenure as President of Parkinson Foundation of Harris County, an organization with a common cause that formerly served the local community.

To learn more about ticket prices, honorees and other event information, please click here.

Friday Matinee - The Astronaut's Secret


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HAPS invites you to join us on Friday, September 26th for a special Friday matinee showing of the newly released, never before seen, extended version of The Astronaut's Secret. This documentary depicts the life of HAPS Board member and astronaut Michael "Rich" Clifford and how he continued his journey through space despite his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Showtime begins at 10:45am and doors open at 10:30 - be sure and arrive early to get a seat and snacks! This event is free and concessions will be provided. This event will be held at the American Red Cross at 2700 SW Freeway, Houston, TX. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 713-626-7114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parkinson's News

People may be prejudiced against those with facial paralysis as they perceive them to be unhappy 09-21-2014 People with facial paralysis are perceived as being less happy simply because they can't communicate in the universal language of facial expression, a new study from an Oregon State University...