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...

Proud Mom of a Child Who Stutters

Dear Lee, Words cannot express what this weekend did for Frank and I. AMAZING doesn’t do it justice. Frank had an amazing time and cannot wait to see his friends again. Dmitry, Alex, Nick, and Ryan was all he spoke about. I have learned so much about Frank this one...

A Frightening Realization

by John Litton Editor’s Note: After John attended the March 6 St Louis FRIENDS and Family Day with his son, he wrote the following reflection. I want to thank you again for conducting the FRIENDS seminar yesterday. It has impacted me in such a big way. As a...

Our First Friends Convention in Tampa Florida 2009

I  first heard about FRIENDS via a flyer from the University of South Florida Stuttering Youth Day Workshop in January 2009. Although I didn’t personally attend the USF workshop, I requested the resource materials to be mailed to us and found out that the FRIENDS 2009...

Three Days A Year

by Rick Blaylock Three days a year may not seem like much, but to my family and me, it is indeed priceless. In three days, we experience more emotion than most families do the entire year. The hurt and anguish that we hold inside can be relinquished and set free from...

Our First Friends Conference and What It Has Meant to Our Family

Last year was our first year at the Friends conference. Our little Sophie, now 11 years old, has been stuttering for the past 6 years. We really had no idea what stuttering was or what causes it. We still don’t. But we could see it bothered Sophie. Before the...