If You Stutter…You have FRIENDS!

FRIENDS is the only national organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families

gofundme_logoSharing Our Voices NSAW May 11-17

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.

FRIENDS 18th Annual Convention

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.

3rd Annual Golf Classic

Let’s Tee It Up! We are asking for your help for a donation, or for items for our raffle and live auction to help us reach our goal this year. Thank you for your consideration and for helping children who stutter find their voice. Click here for more information.

It’s raffle time again

If you are interested in trying win an iPad then go out and sell some raffle tickets for FRIENDS. Contact Steffi at Steffi@friendswhostutter.org and she will send you your tickets. Get the word out about stuttering and FRIENDS. Good luck!! Click here for more details.

“How has your child’s stuttering affected you?”

Publishing Reaching Out

A bi-monthly Newsletter –  a quarterly digest of reflections and information on the stuttering experience for young people


Annual Convention and Regional One Day Conferences. Learn more about the Upcoming One-Day Conferences here

Stepping Up

A teen mentoring program gives teens who stutter the opportunity to support children who stutter

Convention Scholarship Program

A PhD convention scholarship program that helps PhD students gain a deeper understanding of the experiences of children who stutter and their families

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: