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About the Independent Parkinson's Network


Southwest Parkinson Society is pleased to be a member of Independent Parkinson’s Network, a consortium formed with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson’s and supporting those who live with the disease. IPN encourages collaboration, leverages organizational strengths and maximizes efficiency within its member organizations, which include Parkinson Association of the Rockies, Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma,  Houston Area Parkinson Society, Michigan Parkinson Foundation, Southwest Parkinson Society, Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson Association of the Carolinas, Parkinson’s Association of San Diego, Parkinson Association of Alabama and Dallas Area Parkinson Society. 


The creation of IPN formalized a collaboration that began in 2009 between the Parkinson Foundation and several independent regional nonprofit organizations, who became the founding members of the Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO). This partnership allowed AIRPO to grow significantly over the years and in 2021, after many years of support from the Parkinson’s Foundation and rebranded to Independent Parkinson’s Network (IPN) in 2022 and now functions as a stand-alone collaborative group. 


Southwest Parkinson Society is a proud member of IPN, accessing the many benefits of shared resources and perspectives from prominent and innovative Parkinson’s organizations from across the country. By expanding communication on a national scale, we are devoted to adopting new ideas and treatments generated through IPN and will continue to provide the latest services and programs to help people affected by the disease.  IPN provides the opportunity to collaborate with our peers around the country who are also providing valuable services to their local Parkinson’s communities. 

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