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:

 

Name: Description: Membership: Demographics: Chat?:
Facebook

Facebook

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

Twitter

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
Facebook

Facebook

Parents Group

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
Facebook

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)

Chapter Leaders

Yes
Facebook

Facebook

Teens Group

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
ListServe

Stutt-L

(Google Groups)

The Stutt-L listserv is the main message group for general support and discussion. Open; Screened PWS; SLPs; students; speech professionals. Moderated. Yes
ListServeNSA-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.

Yes
ListServeCovert-S Covert-S is the listserv for the discussion of issues relating to and affecing covert PWS Open; Screened Covert PWS; SLPs.  Moderated. No
ListServeNSACHAP 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
ListServe

NSA-Business

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.