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Parkinson’s Works: Peer Support Group and Education Series


Vocational Rehabilitation has been suggested to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) with job retention. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Vocational Rehabilitation counselors provide specialized counseling on strategies to retain current employment or obtain new employment in people with disabilities or medical conditions. However, Vocational Rehabilitation services are hard for people with Parkinson’s disease to access.

This peer support group and education series expands the availability of Vocational Rehabilitation to people with PD who would otherwise not be able to receive services at SRAlab due to living out of state or other travel barriers. Meetings are conducted over Zoom bi-weekly. Quarterly, expert speakers will present on topics such as disclosure, ADA and employee rights, and other employment-related topics.

Parkinson’s Works meetings are held on every first and third Friday of the month from 4:40-5:40pm CST and is moderated by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Contact Paulo Aco (, 312 238 7275) to register or for more information.


Program Recruitment Flyer


Smartphone and Computer Adaptation Handouts (English):


There are various options to make using your smartphone easier to use when you have tremors or stiffness due to Parkinson’s Disease. Some small adjustments on your phone or computer may result in your feeling much more confident in your ability to control your device.

Download the instructions for the Android or iPhone, and Mac or Windows below. 


Smartphone and Computer Adaptation handouts (Spanish):

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