Information & Referral Resource


The Iowa APDA staff are ready to respond to the particular needs of persons affected by Parkinson’s disease and their care partners through education, referral, support and public awareness programs.

Information and Referral Resources:

  • Ask questions and request information and materials regarding Parkinson’s disease treatment, therapies and research.
  • Get referrals to support groups in your area.
  • Connect with PD exercise classes across the state.
  • Gain assistance with referrals for Retirement Communities, Assisted Livings, and Nursing Facilities.
  • Get referrals to Parkinson’s specialists in the state.
  • Request FREE information about Parkinson’s disease, treatments and therapies.
  • Request information about upcoming events, symposiums and conferences.

Medical Director:  Dr. Lynn K. Struck

Iowa APDA Program Coordinator:  Susan Callison

Call: 515-782-4386
Our mailing address is: PO BOX 643 Ankeny, Iowa 50021

Visit the APDA new Resource Library

Visit the APDA Resource Library where you will find information about anything Parkinson’s. You can choose webinars, publications, blog posts and more! OR you can choose by topic. For example, there is information about Exercise, Symptoms, Speech & PD, Treatments and Clinical Trials, and much, much more.

Iowa Statewide Services

There are several wonderful Iowa organizations that serve people with disabilities and older Iowans. Please see the list below for suggested organizations that may fit your specific needs:

  • Easter Seals Rural Solutions offers home modification consultations for rural families.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Rock the Block Program offers home modifications for interior and exterior projects to help with critical health, life and safety issues, or code violations.
  • Iowa Area Agencies of Aging provide older Iowans with access to a variety of services – find your local agency to learn more.
  • LifeLong Links is Iowa’s Aging and Disability Resource Center – services for Iowans with disabilities ages 18+.
  • On With Life provides a comprehensive rehabilitation program that can help at any stage of Parkinson’s Disease.  They are well known for their experience in LSVT Big and Loud therapy. This unique neuro-based program includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy and is covered by insurance.
  • Unity Point Outpatient Therapy Clinic is now offering LSVT Big and Loud Therapy. This therapy program is covered by insurance and includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.
  • Iowa Senior Planning:  Iowa Senior Planning specializes in navigating the Medicaid world and can assist with Medicaid eligibility questions and overall senior planning.
  • Senior Health Insurance Information Program is a free, confidential service of the State of Iowa that helps Iowans make informed decisions about Medicare and other health coverage.

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