In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FRIENDS will be going virtual. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

I have never been to a convention before, what should I expect?

To have tons of fun! You can also expect to meet kids, teens and adults who stutter, parents and siblings of children who stutter, and speech-language pathologists. Our goal is that when you leave your last workshop, you will have had fun, gained support, made new friendships, and had an unforgettable experience!

I'm new to Zoom. How will I be able to navigate this convention?

We will have specific information to share with attendees during the week of the convention on how you can join each workshop. If you are new to Zoom, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the program before the convention. You can also visit Zoom’s FAQ for any tech questions. Should you have any issues with Zoom during the convention, there will be designated volunteers to offer tech support, so worry not!

I’ve heard the FRIENDS is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization. How can I help support Friends?

We invite you to spread the word about Friends by sharing our video (located on our homepage and at our YouTube channel), as well as gifting us a donation. When you donate to Friends, you help us organize more conferences around the country, allowing us to reach more young people who stutter. You ensure that more parents are able to provide support for their children who stutter. You can learn more about how to support Friends here.

I’m a speech-language pathologist. Will I be able to earn ASHA CEUs at the Convention?

Unfortunately, Friends is unable to support the provision of ASHA CEUs at this convention. However, we hope you will still decide to attend our virtual workshops and listen to our keynote speakers, which we anticipate would greatly enrich your knowledge and practice as a therapist!

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