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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.

The program is presented by a local neurologist and HAPS Medical Advisory Board member. The small group of 30-35 participants provides an intimate learning environment and allows plenty of time for questions and answers.

The program is free of charge and includes breakfast, lunch, and plenty of educational materials.

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 2018. Pre-registration is required. 


2019 PROGRAMS: (Click to see the full 2019 flyer)

When: Saturday, January 12, 20019 - Completed

Speaker: Dr. Toby Yaltho


When: Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Completed

Speaker: Dr. Erin Furr Stimming


When: Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Completed

Speaker: Dr. Joohi Jimenez-Shahed


When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - Registration is completely full

Speaker: Dr. Arjun Tarakad


When: Saturday, November 9, 2019

Speaker: Dr. Mya Schiess


Seating is limited. Registration is required.


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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