FRIENDS: The National Association for Young People Who Stutter
We are the only 501(c)(3) national non-profit organization dedicated solely to empowering young people who stutter and their families.
Join us at our 26th Annual Convention July 13-15, 2023 in Chicago
13 july 2023 – 15 july 2023
FRIENDS 26th Annual Convention
Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont
Connect with kids, parents, siblings, and SLPs all hoping for the same unforgettable time as you. When you leave on Sunday, we are positive you will tell your new FRIENDS how happy you are that you decided to come to a FRIENDS convention, followed by a ‘See you next year!’ You can expect this to be an amazing three-days of laughter, education, tears, support, hugs, and FRIENDSHIP. Registration is now open!
Pittsburgh Penguins Watch Party!
Apr. 1, 2023 | 3-6 PM | Gibsonia, PA
Join us for a fun afternoon in as we watch our friend, Bryan Rust, and the Penguins take on the Bruins! Reconnect with old friends, meet new friends in the stuttering community, and cheer on the Pens! Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided.
Our annual conventions and regional one day conferences provide the opportunities for life-changing experiences that can impact 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.
One Day Conferences
We are now offering monthly virtual programming, including kid groups, teen groups, adult groups, parent groups, and special monthly events — a time for everyone!
Regional One-Day Conferences
Full days of group activities, presentations, and panels designed to offer support and information to children and families
A 3-day immersive convention with abundant support, family-oriented events, keynote speakers, and workshops for all
We felt like we ‘belonged’ as soon as we arrived at the hotel. We benefitted so much from hearing of other families’ journeys, their challenges and their victories.
FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)3.
23429 County Road 1
Berthoud, CO 80513