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They say, “knowledge is power.” And while you may not have felt very powerful the day you were diagnosed, the fact that you are here right now, reading this page, ready to join, learn, grow and take leaps forward in living your best life – you’ve just proven how powerful you really are.

Just imagine how much stronger you’ll be as a YOPN member. We can’t wait to cheer you on.

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YOPN is run by people who have YOPD and understand the challenges and issues - offering value-added insights not available anywhere else.

- Young Onset Member

Eligibility to Join

If you have been diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD), regardless of your current age, or you are a family member of a person with YOPD, you are eligible for FREE MEMBERSHIP.

There are two categories of membership:

Young Onset Membership: FREE.  Available for individuals who have been diagnosed with and are living with YOPD, no matter your current age.

Care Partner Membership: FREE. Available to individuals who have a family member or loved one living with YOPD. We recognize that you, too, are affected by your loved one’s diagnosis.

We celebrate what's possible, recognize the strength that comes from being resilient, and inspire our members to embrace life beyond their diagnosis and thrive. Join us!



  • Attend YOPN’s speaker series events and education programs
  • Participate in monthly Community Gatherings
  • Join small group discussions with other members who are facing similar challenges because of YOPD
  • Access our Resource Navigator Program for mental wellness resources and support
  • Access YOPN’s member-only resource library - covering everything from medical research, fitness and nutrition to family matters
  • Access partner programs and classes FREE or with special discounts
  • Get involved in opportunities to share, teach or mentor others
  • Connect and learn from others in a place where community matters and members thrive

My husband was recently diagnosed at age 49 and it is very inspiring to see younger people dealing with this disease and not letting it stop them from being active and positive.

- Care Partner Member

Note: Practitioners and medical professionals are not eligible for membership. However, those interested in staying connected and participating in YOPN programming, please send your contact information to

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