NSA Queens Chapter Blog

December 2011 Meeting

December 05, 2011  |   Events   |   0 Comments

Next Meeting: TUESDAY, December 6, 2011 Location: St. John’s University Room/Blding: Room 311, D’Angelo Hall When: TUESDAY, December 6th Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm (First-timers should arrive early.) NOTE: Use parking structure on Union Turnpike just west of Utopia Parkway. Just press “Call” button and gate will open when exiting. Bring Mitch’s number in case –   718-990-6834      . PLEASE RSVP!!   trichonm@stjohns.edu   so we know how much food and drink to get (new sponsor).   

My Journey Towards Being Free to Stutter

November 16, 2011  |   Blog,Members' Blog - Stuttering Perspectives   |   1 Comment

Striving to be stutter-free or free to stutter is the dilemma that many people who stutter (PWS) often deal with at some point during therapy. While becoming stutter-free seems like the ultimate goal; being free to stutter represents the alternate, overlooked path that is rarely considered as a goal in therapy. In a sense, it represents the opposing ideals between change and acceptance. I’ve always desired a stutter-free life and never thought about accepting my stutter. However, when I began my first session of speech therapy, I was faced with ...

November 2011 Newsletter

November 16, 2011  |   Blog,Newsletter   |   0 Comments

Happy November everyone! With a chill in the air, the Queens Chapter of the NSA met on Tuesday, November 8th at St. John’s University to celebrate their 3 year anniversary. The meeting started with optional intros during which attendees agreed that meetings offer PWS a place to share their thoughts, feelings (negative or positive) and concerns about stuttering.  One PWS shared that “I was very happy to find this place since I wasn’t able to find others who stutter. We are all faced socially with this problem and I enjoy ...

NSA Meeting – November 8th, D’Angelo Hall, Room 311

November 07, 2011  |   Events   |   0 Comments

Next Meeting: TUESDAY, November 8, 2011 Note: Room change – D’Angleo 311 will be our home through December. Location: St. John’s University Room/Blding: Room 311, D’Angelo Hall When: TUESDAY, November 8th Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm (First-timers should arrive early.) NOTE: Use parking structure on Union Turnpike just west of Utopia Parkway. Just press “Call” button and gate will open when exiting. Bring Mitch’s number in case –   718-990-6834      . PLEASE RSVP!!   trichonm@stjohns.edu

NSA Member Philip Garber Takes a Stand to Have His Voice Heard

October 17, 2011  |   Blog,In The News   |   0 Comments

Philip Garber Jr photo, NSA member Philip Garber Jr, 16-year old student at County College of Morris (NJ), fellow stutterer and NSA member was urged not to speak in class by his professor, adjunct Elizabeth Snyder. Despite once keeping his hand raised for an entire 75-minute session, Prof. Snyder did not call on him. Afterward, she e-mailed Philip, suggesting that he send his questions before or after class, in the interest of the other students' time. After ...

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