Virtual Adults Group for 20-30 Year Olds

Join us!

Friends is really excited to offer Virtual Adults Groups for 20-30 year olds, which includes anyone between the ages of 18-39. These groups provide a comfortable space for adults who stutter to share stories and laughs virtually. Adult groups run for an hour and 15 minutes.

Upcoming Dates: Thursdays at 7:30 PM Eastern on 5/9/24, 6/13/24, and 8/8/24

Sign up here: Virtual Adults Group for 20-30 Year Olds Registration Form

Group Summary

September Adult Group Photo with Friends

“We had 8 people join and had some great discussions. We talked about how to build confidence with our stuttering, such as using voluntary stuttering or putting ourselves in vulnerable situations to push ourselves out of our comfort zone. We also discussed who we disclose our stuttering for, are we doing it to make ourselves more comfortable, or the listener, or both? We ended the group talking about the importance of finding the right speech therapist and how that can really change our perspective on stuttering.”

— Aileen Rife on facilitating the March 14 Adult Group


Stavros Ladeas is a PWS, a proud father and software engineer based in Providence, RI. He spent a decade in NYC where he met his amazing wife and became involved in the stuttering advocacy community. His work challenges him and helps him grow, and he enjoys being a new parent in his free time. Email Stavros

Mike Turner is a father, a husband, a filmmaker, and a person who stutters. He attended FRIENDS for the first time in 2014, where he gave the keynote address about making his autobiographical film The Way We Talk. He lives in Oregon. Email Mike

Josette Tugander is a person who stutters and has loved every minute of being involved with Friends over the last 8 years. In addition to other leadership roles within the organization, she has been recently enjoying having the opportunity to facilitate the Virtual Adult Group and now to oversee the new Virtual Teen Group. She is looking forward to pursuing her PsyD in School Psychology at St. John’s University this fall. Email Josette

Aileen Quattlander is a person who stutters and has been involved in Friends for over 18 years. Friends has had a significant positive impact on her life and she loves the chance to meet new people who stutter through the Virtual Adult Group. Aileen is a licensed CPA and works for a real estate investment firm. Email Aileen

Róisín McManus is stutterer, nurse practitioner and mother. She has been involved with Friends since 2010, and still gets chills witnessing its impact on kids, families, adults and therapists. She works as a nurse practitioner specializing in palliative care, and lives in Providence, RI with her husband, daughter and extended family. Email Róisín

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