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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 three-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. Given the current COVID-19 situation, all in-person programs have been moved to a virtual platform. 

The program is presented by a local neurologist and HAPS Medical Advisory Board member. The small group of 35-40 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.

See the information below for details on the upcoming sessions in 2020. Pre-registration is required. 


2020 PROGRAMS: (click to see the full 2020 flyer)

When: Saturday, January 11, 2020 

Speaker: Dr. Erin Furr Stimming 


When: Saturday, April 4, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Erin Furr Stimming  


When: Saturday, June 27, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Arjun Tarakad 

When: Saturday, September 12, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Toby Yaltho

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When: Saturday, November 21, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Mya Schiess

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Seating is limited. Registration is required.


You can now register online for these sessions. Your registration is not considered complete until you have been contacted by someone in the HAPS office for additional information. 


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 713-626-7114.

This program has been generously underwritten by UCB. ucb logo