Educational Programs Join our Community Educational Programs Throughout the year, the APDA Massachusetts Chapter provides educational programs across the state. Each program is tailored to meet the learning objectives of its intended audience. These seminars, symposia, and training programs are listed on our events calendar. Educational programs sponsored by other agencies may also be listed. Let us know about an upcoming event and we will post it on our calendar. Go to the Event Calendar Signature Programs APDA Parkinson’s Good Start Good Start is a program for individuals recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (within the past three years) and their family members. Participants will receive up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment. APDA PRESS Program APDA PRESS (Parkinson’s Roadmap for Support Services) is a program designed for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease five or fewer years before the beginning of the program. The 8-week support group is led by a PD professional and provides information and support for participants.