NOTICE: HAPS in-person groups and classes are beginning to reopen with precautionary measures in place. We continue to monitor the local COVID-19 situation and have implemented protocol that we feel is in the best interest of our participants, instructors, volunteers, and donated facilities. All participants must register or re-register and be pre-enrolled in order to attend in-person sessions. Contact the HAPS office for details. Stay connected to HAPS by checking our calendar of events or checking our Facebook page for the latest updates. 

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Houston Area Parkinson Society offers an educational program developed specifically for those who have been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The four-hour program is designed as a "Parkinson's 101" course for individuals who have been diagnosed within the past three years and their family members or friends who want to learn more about the disease. We are looking forward to resuming these sessions in-person.   

The program is presented by a local neurologist and HAPS Medical Advisory Board member. The small group of 25-30 participants provides an intimate learning environment and allows plenty of time for questions and answers.

The program is free of charge.

Participants can attend as many sessions as needed within three years of their diagnosis.

Pre-registration is required. Please see below for the 2022 schedule. 

Saturday, January 29, 2022
Presenter: Erin Furr Stimming, MD
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Saturday, April 9, 2022
Presenter: Steven Bellows, MD
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Saturday, June, 25, 2022
Presenter: Arjun Tarakad, MD
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Saturday, September 17, 2022
Presenter: Toby Yaltho, MD
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Saturday, November 19, 2022
Presenter: Mya C. Schiess, MD
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If you would like to register or would like more information, please contact Kathleen Crist, LMSW at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713.313.1704.

This program has been generously underwritten by UCB. ucb logo