National Stuttering Association

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At the NSA®, we’re firm believers in the life-changing impact of self-worth for people who stutter and the communities rallying behind them. Since 1977, we’ve dedicated ourselves to empowering, educating, and standing by people who stutter and their loved ones as they navigate their stuttering journeys. Wherever you are on this path, we’re here for you.

Explore the countless ways the NSA® can boost your confidence in effective communication. Remember, if you stutter, you are never alone®!

Local Adult Chapters

The NSA provides local stuttering support groups across the United States, including an extensive network of chapter support groups across the United States. Research has shown that stuttering support groups are a proven way to build self-confidence, practice speaking in a safe environment, socialize with others, explore new ways to cope with stuttering, and, perhaps most importantly, assist others in achieving their goals.

NSA Adult Chapters are designed for adults who stutter (ages 18+), parents, significant others, friends of stutterers, and speech-language pathologists (SLPs). FIND YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER

Annual Conference

The Annual NSA Conference is a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together hundreds of people who stutter. Each day is filled with laughter, friendship, support, information, excitement, encouragement, motivation, new ideas, and fresh perspectives. It’s a place where people who stutter are in the majority and everyone understands what you’re going through. LEARN MORE

Workplace and Career Success

The NSA is driven to improve the employment opportunities of people who stutter. Our We Stutter@Work program offers people who stutter-free career advice through webinars, practice job interviews, and career success profiles. Visit WeStutter@Work

Local & Virtual Events

The NSA hosts a variety of local, regional, and virtual events throughout the year, from Amplify 1-Day Conferences and online Zoom events, our Don’t Tell Me to ‘Slow Down’ 5Ks and film screenings, and so much more. These events bring together people who stutter for connection, learning, support, and growth. FIND AN EVENT NEAR YOU

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Find a Speech Therapist

Speech therapy can play an instrumental role in helping a person who stutters learn techniques to gain greater comfort in speaking. Selecting a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is an important and highly individual decision. As a resource, the NSA provides websites and information for you to use when searching for a SLP. LEARN MORE