Home > About Us

About Us

APDA Wisconsin Chapter Mission: Empowering the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through education, support and mind/body programs.

About the APDA Wisconsin Chapter

The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association was founded in September 2005. The chapter is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to raising public awareness of Parkinson’s disease. Our mission is to empower the Wisconsin Parkinson’s community through education, support and mind/body programs. Since 2005, the chapter has held several successful walk-a-thons to raise money for national research, helped establish new support groups across the state, developed an exercise program for people with Parkinson’s disease and implemented a caregiver respite program.

About the Information & Referral Center

The APDA Information & Referral Center of Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center offers a wide range of information and resources to help people better understand the disease and manage their lives. Information and services include up-to-date information on current medical and surgical treatment for Parkinson’s disease, educational booklets and articles on various aspects of Parkinson’s disease, referrals to neurologists and other Parkinson’s disease experts, referrals to support groups for people with Parkinson’s and caregivers and information about community resources and events dealing with Parkinson’s disease.

About the National APDA

The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) was founded in 1961 with the dual purpose to Ease the Burden – Find the Cure for Parkinson’s disease. In that time, APDA has raised and invested more than $87 million to fund research, patient services and education, and elevate public awareness. As the country’s largest Parkinson’s grassroots organization, APDA aims to Ease the Burden for the more than one million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and their families through a nationwide network of Chapters, Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, and support groups. APDA pursues its efforts to Find the Cure by funding Centers for Advanced Research and awarding grants to fund the most promising research toward discovering the cause(s) and finding the cure for Parkinson’s disease.


Legal Disclaimers

No medical advice.The information posted here should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.  We do not answer specific medical questions.

No Warranties.This web site is provided on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, express or implies, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice.  No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice.

Disclaimer of Liability. user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally.  Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this web site be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from the use or inability to use the web site and/or any other web sites which are linked to this site.  Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the web site; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access.  In states which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law. Wisconsin Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association makes every effort to protect their client’s data. If an online donation and/or online event registration transaction is made in error, we will gladly refund the transaction.