Nourishment

I walked in the hotel and saw the huge welcome poster that said “Friends, the National Association of Young People Who Stutter.” It was the realization that led me to a quick journey down memory lane. I was a little girl who stuttered, the only one. All the preserved...

My Experiences as a Volunteer at FRIENDS 2010 Convention

I had no idea what to expect when I decided to enlist as a volunteer at the FRIENDS Convention in Chicago. Since I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into, I decided to throw away any expectations and approach this new experience with an open mind. As an aspiring...

Friends Chicago 2010 Convention – Our First Time

This was our first Friends convention. My husband and I attended with our 19 year-old son who stutters. Having been involved with my son and his therapy for many years I foolishly thought to myself, what can I learn? Boy, was I wrong. Dr. Rabinowitz’s presentation was...

Friends

There is a certain magical quality about being around people you know you can trust with your deepest, darkest secrets, that is hard to describe. It is a feeling of deep trust and security you get when you know that the person next to you, in front of, or behind you,...

A Perfect Three Days

The Chicago Friends Convention 2010 was just a perfect three days. I remember the convention in Philly and I as a parent came away from that one with such a wonderful feeling. My children, Gianna, 10, who stutters and Johnny, 8 who doesn’t stutter, were a little young...