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We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline Questions

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

To offer more support to the nearly one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Parkinson's Foundation has expanded its Helpline hours. You can call with the Helpline with your PD questions at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636), in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline provides guidance on:

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Algo fundamental para mejorar la vida de las personas con Parkinson es cuidar de aquellos que las cuidan. Cada persona con Parkinson es única, y también lo es cada cuidador. Los cuidadores   realizan una tarea descomunal, que suele ser subestimada. En Parkinson’s Foundation, reconocemos el trabajo que usted hace para brindar apoyo a su ser querido y le hemos dedicado un día solo a usted.

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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as passed in 1990 and amended in 2008, protects against unlawful discrimination based on disability in virtually all aspects of American life.

Having or being diagnosed with an illness does not automatically entitle someone to those protections, and for those eligible for protections the scope of their rights may be limited.

But there is no mistaking that the ADA is the cornerstone civil rights law providing equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States.

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The book complements our dedication to caregivers of people with Parkinson’s.

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