If You Stutter…You have FRIENDS!
FRIENDS is the only national organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families
In celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week 2015, the National Stuttering Association and FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter would like to thank Mr. Ryan McDermott for his tireless service and dedication to our organizations and to the stuttering community as a whole.
Growing up and throughout his teenage years, Ryan found support on his journey with stuttering through FRIENDS, and as he entered college, Ryan transitioned into the role of mentor for younger FRIENDS members. Now as a young adult, Ryan has taken on the position of NSA Chapter Leader and workshop presenter. Ryan is a shining example of how to seamlessly bridge the gaps in our community, and he successfully demonstrates how supporting both organizations benefits the individual as well as strengthens the stuttering community.
We are sharing Ryan’s fundraising efforts and encouraging others to follow his lead in supporting both FRENDS and the NSA. If you would like to become more involved in the stuttering community, please contact us today or support Ryan’s GoFundMe FRIENDS/NSA fundraiser.
The FRIEND’s Annual Convention is three days that you cannot miss! It is a great way for families to spend time together and gain stuttering support, while making new friends, learning more about stuttering, and having fun.
“How has your child’s stuttering affected you?”
A bi-monthly Newsletter – a quarterly digest of reflections and information on the stuttering experience for young people
Our mission is to provide support and education to children and teens who stutter, their families and clinicians.
Our annual conventions and regional one day conferences provide the opportunities for life changing experiences that can change long lasting feelings about stuttering and offer new hope for a life with stuttering. FRIENDS seeks to make life easier for young people who stutter and their families by: