National Stuttering Association
Kansas City Chapter
The National Stuttering Association (NSA), formerly the National Stuttering Project (NSP),
was founded in 1977 to meet the needs of the nearly three million children
and adults in the United States who have a stuttering problem. With
members nationwide, and over 75 self-help chapters in the United States,
the NSA has become an important resource for the stuttering community.
Through its various programs and activities the National Stuttering Association
focuses its efforts in four major areas:
You can obtain additional information about
the NSA and the benefits of membership by visiting their Web site at:
Provide information about stuttering
Increase public awareness
Serving as a support and advocacy group
A referral organization
You can also contact the NSA directly
by calling their hotline, 1-800-364-1677, by writing them at 5100 E. LaPalma
Ave., Suite 208, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas City Chapter
The KC Country Club Plaza during the holiday
The Kansas City Chapter was founded in
1992 by the current Chapter Leader, Rich Schwerdt. Our first organizational
meeting was on August 31, 1992, followed by the first regular meeting
on September 14.
Regular meetings are held the second
Monday and fourth Wednesday of each month. Invitations are not necessary,
and we welcome visitors at any time. The best way to decide if the
experience is worthwhile for you is to attend one of our meetings.
Many of our members feel that the local chapter meetings are very beneficial
in dealing with the many challenges that a person who stutters faces everyday.
Meeting and talking with other people who face these common challenges
provides an opportunity to share feelings and relate experiences that might
not otherwise be possible.
For more detailed information on meetings
and scheduled events, please visit the links below:
Links to other sites about stuttering
Stuttering Home Page
Association for People Who Stutter (CAPS)
Stuttering Foundation of America
If you would like any information on the NSA or the Kansas City Chapter,
please send a message by clicking on the link below.