Our Partners-Thank you to all for supporting our programming


DopaFit Parkinson's Movement Center

DopaFit Instructors are our partners in Movement and help develop the exercise portion of our workshops. Located in Easthampton, MA this center offers various program options for People living with PD!

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Various Chapters of APDA

We have been fortunate to work with several chapters of APDA including Rhode Island, Iowa, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey! If you are a Chapter of the APDA and are interested to find out how we can program with your community, please contact us.


The American Parkinson Disease Association

The APDA-MA has graciously sponsored our Smile Through Art Workshops in MA since 2015. With their support, we have been able to positively impact and spread smiles to Parkinson's communities throughout MA. Click the link below to learn more about APDA-MA and the programs that are offered!

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine-A Branch of NIH

The NNLM has funded our Let's Combat Micrographia Virtual Workshop Series and training program for professionals working with people living with PD. We are grateful for their recognition and support!


Youville House-Cambridge, MA

We program with Youville House on a quarterly basis bringing our Smile Through Art Workshops to their community of PD residents. 


Involvement with UMASS Neuro Clinic

The artwork made at our workshops by people living with PD is featured at UMASS Neuro Clinic located in Worcester, MA! Every 8 weeks we rotate the art work to give the opportunity for all our Parkinson's Artist to display their work. If you are interested in learning more please contact us! At UMASS we also have weekly Let's Combat Micrographia Workshops.


Involvement with Saint Vincent Hospital

The artwork made at our workshops by people living with PD is featured at Saint Vincent Rehabilitation Clinic located in Suite 332 South in Worcester, MA! 

Neurology Center of New England


Neurology Center of New England is a comprehensive neurological care  center devoted to the diagnosis, and management of patients with  neuro diseases. 

World Parkinson Congress


A heart-warming experience where we were invited to present in a Renewal Room! Next WPC is in 2019! We hope to see you there!

Parkinson Foundation


We participate in Moving Day Boston annually!

Parkinson's International Inc



Based  in Georgetown, Kentucky, the Parkinson's International Foundation, Inc.  is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness both  globally  and locally by promoting education and advocacy for Parkinson's Disease  (PD). The Art Cart participated in their Ponies for Parkinson's event in Keenland!

NE Parkinson's Ride


The New England Parkinson’s Ride took shape in the summer of 2008, to raise money for Parkinson's research through The Michael J Fox Foundation. The Art Cart not only rode in the Ride but also were invited to have an Exhibitor's Table!

Boston University Parkinson's Partners Program


Helping improve the future doctor-patient relationship, we teach medical students and patients how creativity and movement is beneficial for those patients living with PD.

Partner Events-Organizational Walk, Conference Participation, and Smile Through Art Exhibit

We attend walks and conferences and have various services to offer at these type of events from educational speeches to interactive activities for participants. Download our Informational Walk Flyer to find out how we can come to your next event! We also have annual exhibits that feature the work of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Interested In Volunteering? Fill out the form below!

Fill out the form and email it to smilethroughart@gmail.com

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Who We Are-Parkinson's Power Couple

Saba M. Shahid, M.S

Chief Smiling Officer of The Art Cart,  Author of Lets Combat Micrographia, and Professor of Human Nutrition. With the help of Saba's Masters in Biomedical Science, she has been able to develop a curriculum that is focused on improving the lives of those living with PD.

Chad Moir, OTS

Chief Fitness Officer of The Art Cart, Board Member of APDA-MA and Founder of DopaFit Parkinson’s Wellness Center 

What started 5 years ago stemmed from wanting to spread smiles to populations that list the "inability to smile" as a symptom of various neurological diseases.   Saba and Chad along with their staff operate two Parkinson's Wellness Centers and run Smile Through Art Workshops in several states throughout the United States