Sharing Throughs from FRIENDS 2016

Why I’m Thankful For My Speech Disorder

Why I'm Thankful For My Speech Disorder It's given me so much more than it's ever taken away. Since I was 8-years-old, I've had a speech disorder known as stuttering. Stuttering is a neurological and genetic issue that makes it more difficult to speak. It causes my...

My experience at friends was great!

My experience at friends was great! I loved being around teens my age who stuttered like me . Also, I enjoyed the speeches and panels . The workshops were fun and I learned a lot about interview skills and how to let people know I stutter in certain situations. The...

Keynote Speaker – Chris Constantino

The 19th Annual FRIENDS Conference was held this year in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of the conference was “Breaking Down Walls About Stuttering.” This year’s keynote speaker was Christopher Constantino, MS CF-SLP, a native of Poughkeepsie, New York who now lives in...