Feeling Beautiful

by John Ahlbach I have watched my wife Peggy give birth to our three children, but as one midwife we talked to described the experience for the husband – each time it was like going to a dance and not being able to hear the music. As much as I wanted to know...

Quotes from Friends 2007 Convention

I wish you would listen to me I wish you would “get” me I will always remember Friends no matter how old I get I learned that stutterers have lots of support, no matter what I’ve learned that its O. K. to stutter I learned to be confident and you can still be a good...

How to give a classroom presentation on stuttering

Introduction Ask the students What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? What kind of things do SLP’s work on with kids? Have any of you ever worked with a SLP? What is stuttering? Learn more about stuttering by watching a movie we made (For Kids, By Kids So what did you...

Teens Want to Know

Wish my parents knew: AWS: I wish my parents did not explain my stuttering to others as something’s wrong with him. That I am not a little boy anymore. I need you to let me grow up and be a leader in the world. Don’t judge me I am no different from the other kids I’m...

A Testimonial From Scott Palasik

To experience FRIENDS is to be part of a family. The parents, the professionals and the youth who participate with this organization are some of the most supportive, loving, and strongest people I have ever met. I would encourage anyone interested in learning more...