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  • Ellis
    Ellis "HAPS has saved my life."
  • Anna
    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.”
  • Margaret
    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.”
  • Jennifer
    Jennifer “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.”
  • Ray
    Ray “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.”
  • Roger
    Roger “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.”

Therapeutic Programs

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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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HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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Your privacy is important to us

HAPS recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all personal information provided by users of our Web site, invitees and registrants of our events, recipients of our newsletter, donors, individuals and families for whom gifts are made in honor or in memory of and all clients for whom we provide services. We have created this policy with a fundamental respect for individuals' right to privacy and to guide our relationships with the people we serve and those who support our efforts.

When you support our efforts through contributions...

HAPS is committed to the highest standards of integrity in all fund raising efforts and to the ethical collection, retention and use of information about donors and donor prospects in the furtherance of our services. We are committed to balancing our needs to collect and record information with your right to privacy and security.

When you visit our site to read or print off information...

On the HAPS Web site, we do not require you to identify yourself or reveal any personal information. The only way we obtain identifying information about you when you visit our site is if you choose to provide that information to HAPS by sending us an e-mail or making a donation.

The following is our guarantee that we will not misuse the information you entrust to us, and that we will never rent, exchange, sell or give your name to another person or organization for their use.
  1. HAPS is a non-profit organization receiving income through private donations. To ensure the privacy of these sources, individual gift donors and amounts of donations will not be disclosed outside of HAPS. The disclosure of donations related to major gift, corporate or foundation support may be required by some funding sources for consideration of grant requests and every effort is made to ensure that the necessary information is available only to the trustees and officers of the foundations and corporations considering support.
  2. Names and addresses of individuals and organizations in the data base will not be given to outside people or sources without permission from the individual or organization.
When you provide personal details in order to make an online donation...

Through Network for Good, HAPS will collect any information needed to complete your transaction, receipt your gift and communicate back to you or those you honor with your contribution. Credit card numbers are used only for contribution processing and are not retained for other purposes. Network for Good's Web site uses industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under their control. All information is stored in a secure database. For more information on Network for Good’s Privacy and Security Statement, please visit their Web site at www.networkforgood.org.

If you have specific questions about our privacy policy or if you would like to receive a copy of your information on file, please contact HAPS, 2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston, TX 77098. To access Houston Area Parkinson Society’s most current IRS Form 990, please go to www.guidestar.org.

Updated 5/2010

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and Partners in Parkinson's Coming to Houston

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HAPS is honored to be a local partner for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research conference, Partners in Parkinson's, which is coming to Houston on Saturday, September 12th from 8am-3:30pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is a national strategic health initiative which aims to fill in knowledge gaps, and provide new educational tools and resources for the Parkinson's community to help patients optimize their care from point of diagnosis through advanced disease.

Combining virtual and face-to-face opportunities, Partners in Parkinson's empowers patients and families to "discover the benefits of team" by connecting them with information and resources that can be crucial in developing a plan of care specific to their Parkinson's.

This event is free and open to the public - space is limited and registration is required. To register or if you would like more information, please click here.



Push-ups 4 Parkinson's

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Have you heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Now is your chance to participate in a similar challenge to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. Join HAPS and the other members of Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) across the nation to take the Cardel Homes Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Challenge kicking off on May 1st! Created by Cardel Homes in Colorado in connection with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, this challenge is designed to encourage creative and fun online videos to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s, as well as generate crucial funding for the programs and services of each participating Parkinson’s support organization.

Here is how it works:
1.      Take a video of yourself doing any kind of push-up including modified, air push-up, pushing up off a chair – anything is acceptable.  
2.      In your video, nominate specific friends to donate and take the Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Challenge.
3.      Upload your video to your Facebook page, tagging the friends you challenged and using the hashtag #pushups4parkinsons.
4.      Go to www.pushups4parkinsons.com, click the HAPS link and make a donation.
5.      Encourage your community groups to get involved – schools, churches, fitness groups, companies, restaurants, etc.

Don’t forget to “like” the HAPS Facebook page to see HAPS staff and Board members' push-up videos. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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