I’ve received a few inquiries lately asking about support organizations for people who stutter. We are fortunate to have some great resources for helping to connect people who stutter to one another. This not only helps speakers; it also helps parents and others to understand the true nature of stuttering so they can see that people who stutter can do anything they want in their lives.
In particular, check out the following organizations in the United States that are dedicated to helping people who stutter and their families:
- Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter (friendswhostutter.org)
- National Stuttering Association (www.WeStutter.org)
- SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (say.org)
All three have outreach and other programs to help children and adults who stutter, and all have ideas about how to incorporate support activities into ongoing therapy.
And, of course, this is all in addition to the great resources available from the Stuttering Foundation: www.StutteringHelp.org!