July 2012 Newsletter

August 05, 2012  |  Posted in: Blog   |  By:   |   0 Comments

Happy July Everyone! With summer in full swing, the Queens Chapter of the NSA met on Monday, July 30th to reflect on the annual NSA conference and to share their experiences of stuttering with one another. The chapter was over joyed to welcome to two new faces to their July meeting! As optional introductions began, it was clear that those PWS who attended the annual NSA conference in St. Petersburg, Florida had much to share with the group. One attendee joyfully stated “the conference changed my life and I can’t wait for next year’s conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.” Those attendees who were unable to attend the conference this year eagerly listened about the amazing experiences of their fellow stutterers.


The first topic discussed at the meeting was the idea of dealing with the “real world” as persons who stutter. Attendees mentioned the National Stuttering Association helps them to cope with their stuttering, as well as the powerful but challenging tool of advertising.  One attendee referred to NSA meetings as visiting a store. Participants are able to get ideas of how others cope with their stuttering and apply it to their everyday life. It is important to note that what works for one may not work for all!


Another topic discussed at the meeting was the idea of what attendees hope to “keep up” with in the coming months. One PWS shared that she would like to continue maintaining eye contact while stuttering and to remember the conference “high” she is on right now when her stuttering is great! Another attendee shared that he would like to stop using secondarys and proudly stated “there is no reason I shouldn’t say the words I want to say!” For all of you readers out there, what do YOU hope to “keep up” with in the coming months? If you would like to share your thoughts about this or about stuttering, please visit www.nsaqueens.com for information about our upcoming meetings.


The Queens Chapter of the NSA would like to thank their sponsors Fat Boys Pizza and Starbucks of Fresh Meadows for providing them with delicious treats at their meetings. We hope to see all of you at our next event when we take stuttering out to the ball game on Saturday, August 25th, 2012. Please visit http://nsaqueens.org/events/nsa-3rd-annual-take-stuttering-to-the-ballgame/ for more information on this exciting event. Until next time, don’t be afraid to be a fruitloop in a world of cheerios. Stay strong and stutter beautifully!

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