Social Media and Internet Groups
We offer a variety of ways to connect online to discuss the various aspects of stuttering, seek the advice of professionals or others in your situation, or simply make new friends who stutter or catch up with old friends. Connect over the internet with others who know how you feel. Groups get to know each other by asking questions, discussing tough issues and finding answers to questions. Here are a few of the groups we host:
|This is the first stop (after this website!) to find information about stuttering and to connect with other PWS and professionals. Check out photos of stuttering events, catch up with friends, old and new, and see what’s going on in the world of stuttering and the NSA in real time!||Open||NSA members; PWS; SLP’s and professional; Other interested persons||Yes|
||Twitter is a quick way to keep up to date on information about stuttering and to connect with other PWS and professionals.||Open||NSA members; PWS; SLP’s and professional; Other interested persons||No|
|Our Parents Facebook group was created specifically for the parents of kids and teens who stutter to have a safe environment in which to share stories and trails, seek advice, and gain support from other parents of kids who stutter.||Private; Parents of kids/teens who stutteronly||Parents of NSATeens and NSAKids members. Moderated.||Yes|
Family Chapter Leaders Group
|Our Family Chapter Leaders Facebook group was created specifically for the Chapter Leaders of our Family (NSAKids & TwST) chapters to discuss leadership business, share meeting reports, and seek advice from other leaders.||Private; Family Chapter Leaders only||Family (NSAKids & TwST)
|Our Teen Facebook group was created specifically for teens (ages 13-19) who stutter to have a safe environment in which to share stories and trails, seek advice, and gain support from other parents of kids who stutter.||Private; Teens 13-19 years oldonly||Adolescents ages 13-19; TwST members, TAC members. Moderated.||Yes|
|The Stutt-L listserv is the main message group for general support and discussion.||Open; Screened||PWS; SLPs; students; speech professionals. Moderated.||Yes|
|NSA-Conference||This is the place to share your past conference experiences and photos, seek information if you’re a conference ‘First Timer’, and receive general support.||Open; Screened||NSA Annual Conference
attendees; NSA members. Moderated.
|Covert-S||Covert-S is the listserv for the discussion of issues relating to and affecing covert PWS||Open; Screened||Covert PWS; SLPs. Moderated.||No|
|NSACHAP||NSACHAP is open only to leaders of our Adult, Kids, TwST, and Family Chapter to discuss leadership business, share meeting reports, and seek advice from other leaders.||Private; NSA Chapter Leadersonly.||NSA Chapter Leaders. Moderated.||Yes|
|Visit the NSA Business listserv if you are seeking employment, looking to advance in their chosen profession, or can offer assistance to those who are.||Open; Screened.||PWS||No|
For more information on, or to join, any of these groups, click on the group name in the table above. All groups are moderated. For questions, comments, or to report abuse within a group or page, please email Mandy Finstad, Social Media Coordinator for the NSA, at Mandy@WeStutter.org.
Definitions and Notes:
- Internet Discussion Group – also known as an email distribution system, Yahoo! Groups, listservs (brand name), Google Groups, bulletin boards, or BBS. Chat is real time using instant message software while an internet discussion group is email based. Hundreds of thousands of Internet Discussion Groups exist on the internet for any subject imaginable – including some that are NOT imaginable!
- PWS – Person Who Stutters
- SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
- Covert PWS – One who has the ability to pass for fluent much of the time, NOT any stutterer who wants to hide his or her stuttering.
- Groups containing “NSA” are sponsored directly by the NSA and are limited to NSA members. All other groups have no official connection to the NSA.