Join Us in Chicago, July 18 - 20th, 2019 FRIENDS 22nd Annual Convention
18 jul 2019 – 20 jul 2019
Join us in Chicago, Illinois for the FRIENDS’ 22nd annual convention. Meet 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!’ An important component to the FRIENDS convention is shared meal times as well as social gatherings in the evenings. Please take advantage of our tween, teen and adult hospitality rooms. You can expect this to be an amazing three-days of laughter, education, tears, support, hugs, and FRIENDSHIP. Enjoy!
FRIENDS aims to provide support, education and empowerment 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.
In 1997, FRIENDS was founded by John Ahlbach and Lee Caggiano to meet the need for organized support and education for young people who stutter and their families. Over the years, we have expanded into a national organization that hosts a large annual convention each July and many regional one-day conferences around the country throughout the year.