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

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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HAPS would like to express sincere appreciation to President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush for being honorary chairs for the special screening of the film by Zach Jankovic, The Astronaut's Secret, that was presented at the Houston Marq'e Stadium 23 & IMAX theater on Thursday, April 17th in celebration of Parkinson's Awareness Month. Over 200 filmgoers enjoyed the documentary which depicted the life of HAPS Board member and astronaut Michael "Rich" Clifford and how he continued his journey through space despite his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. All proceeds of this event benefited HAPS and Parkinson's Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Neurology. Thank you to all who attended and donated to this extraordinary event.


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April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

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April has been officially recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month by the U.S. Senate. During this month, we come together not only to reach out to family, friends and the general public to help them better understand what it mean to live with Parkinson's, but to continue to advocate for ongoing support of research aimed at advancing treatment, improving quality of life and finding a cure.

As HAPS celebrates 40 years of raising awareness and serving the community, we ask that you join us in spreading the word about Parkinson's. Get involved in the many activities being held worldwide as we work together to raise global consciousness of Parkinson's. For more information about how you can participate in Parkinson's Awareness Month, please email HAPS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HAPS Annual Educational Symposium

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HAPS invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Educational Symposium, Innovations in Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present & Future, on Saturday, May 10th. This full-day conference will feature local experts and national speakers on Parkinson's to provide a history on the disease and examine treatments of today and the future. This event is free of charge and will include breakfast and lunch. 

For information about this conference, click here.

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Parkinson's News

Attack by own immune system may kill neurons in Parkinson's disease 04-23-2014 The cause of neuronal death in Parkinson's disease is still unknown, but a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken for foreign invaders and killed by the person's own immune system, similar...