The National Stuttering Association’s motto: If You Stutter, You’re Not Alone, is what our local support groups are all about! For many, NSA chapter meetings are the first time they have ever talked about stuttering with other people who stutter. Local support groups are a proven way to build self-confidence, practice speaking in a safe environment, and explore new ways to cope with stuttering. Chapter meetings are open to adults who stutter, parents/significant others/friends of stutterers, speech-language pathologists (SLPs), and anyone that wants to learn more about stuttering. For more information see our FAQ section or contact Adult Programs Director Roísín McManus.
NSA Family Chapters
Our Family Chapters are the place to meet other kids and teens who stutter and their parents. Meeting people face to face is the greatest way to learn that if you stutter, you are not alone. We offer combined Family Groups, NSAKids groups, and TWST (Teens Who STutter) groups. If there is currently not a chapter in your area, please keep checking, as new groups are forming fast. If you are interested in starting a chapter, please contact Family Programs Co-Chair Annemarie Whitesel.
Support Groups come in four varieties
NSAKids groups are designed for young children who stutter (age 7-12) and their parents.
TWST (Teens Who Stutter) groups are designed for teenagers (age 13-18) who stutter and their families. Teen groups help adolescents who stutter meet others who have faced similar challenges in their lives.
Family groups are designed for all children, ‘tweens, and tees (ages 7-18) who stutter and their families.
ADULT chapters are designed for adults who stutter (19+) and their families. Our Adult Chapters form one of the core programs of the NSA.