Next Meeting: February 7, 2011

January 23, 2011  |   Events   |   0 Comments

What: National Stuttering Association – Queens Chapter - Self-Help Group Where: St. John’s University - D'Angelo Hall Room 301 (Biggest, Newest Building on campus). Parking structure on Union Turnpike (just west of Utopia Parkway is closest).  Bring Mitch's number in case - 718-990-6834 (let it ring for a while). When: Monday, February 7, 2011 (usually the first Monday of every month) Time: It would be best for new-comers to arrive early. Others should arrive before 7:00. There will be a person that will remain at the library to guide late-comers to the room, but they will only be there for so long. Call Mitch's number in case if there isn't anybody at the library to guide you. Adult Group: 7:00 to 8:30 PM Teen Group: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

‘The King’s Speech’ Premiere Event (NYC) – Join Us!

September 21, 2010  |   Events   |   0 Comments

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of The King's Speech! Attention NYC NSA'ers! The NSA has obtained a limited number* of tickets to the red carpet premiere of the acclaimed new film 'The King's Speech', featuring Colin Firth. See info below. When: November 8, 2010 at 7:30pm Where: Ziegfeld Theatre (141 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019-5302 - View Map) Dress Code: Business attire Please contact Tammy ( no later than November 2nd for your chance to obtain tickets. * If demand exceeds supply we will select randomly. Check out the Trailer below: Official Web site:

Next Meeting: Septermber 13, 2010

September 01, 2010  |   Events   |   0 Comments

Mitch: How do you put that last meeting into words?!! Good luck John! John: Good question Mitch! How do you put that amazing meeting into words? I can tell you from my experience (about 22 meetings all with NSA Queens) that I was simply blown away. I began to think of how to answer Mitch’s question over a week ago, and quickly figured out the answer: It’s not about all the talk about being more open about stuttering (advertising) and all the questions that came with it. When do we advertise? How do we advertise? Are certain situations better than others to advertise? It’s not about being mad or confused about why people who don’t stutter don’t know what to say or how to act. I realized it’s about everyone in that room (24 PEOPLE, 8 FIRST TIMERS) pulling for each other. It’s about NO ONE wanting to leave until we basically announced, “You don’t have to leave, but you can’t stay in this room.” It’s about the power in numbers and the want and desire of everyone there to learn, listen, encourage and empower each other. It really is true that we are not alone, together we are strong. We also ...

Next Meeting: August 2, 2010

July 16, 2010  |   Events   |   0 Comments

Hello to all! Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the next meeting of the Queens Chapter of the NSA is here. In our last meeting, some interesting topics were discussed. We talked about how different PWS (People Who Stutter) handle different situations. In a class setting, should we disclose to our professor that we are a PWS? What if the reaction is a negative one? What if this particular person never met a PWS? Are we helping or hurting ourselves by disclosing such personal information? What’s so intriguing about a topic like this is that there is no right or wrong answer. What you will get are many interesting viewpoints from the different perspectives in the room. We discussed being “open” or overt with people closer to us as well. Does this help or hurt? How difficult it can be to discuss stuttering with friends and family? Discussion about the perspectives of the listener was another topic of interest, and helped some to recognize and appreciate that it can be a challenge for the listener too. We also discussed about the lack of understand about stuttering by others and how it ...

Upcoming Meetings – Summer 2010

June 21, 2010  |   Events,Newsletter   |   0 Comments

In order to work around other stuttering-related events, the next two meeting days needed to be changed. Our plan is as follows: Monday, June 28th (NOT July 5th - to accommodate our conference attendees) Monday, August 2nd (regular schedule) Other than that, hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far! Do you need a break from the sweltering heat? Why not come “chill” with some “cool” people and share a laugh or a smile? How about a change of pace? A place to get away from the everyday chaos that seems to take over our lives so quickly? I can honestly say that the Queens Chapter of the NSA is my monthly getaway. Although the time always flies by and we ALWAYS stay late cause the conversations are so amazing and interesting, I can’t say enough how much I enjoy being a part of something so special. Anyone who is reading this and has attended knows what I’m talking about. Our time together is so powerful and inspiring to me in so many different ways. Unfortunately for me, I had to leave our last meeting early. Needless to say I was NOT happy. Inevitably, when the time came to start writing this newsletter, I couldn’t think ...

Upcoming Events – Summer 2010

June 01, 2010  |   Events   |   0 Comments

We will also be hosting an outing to go see the NY METS (Probably August or September). Details will be announced. Please let us know if you are interested in attending this event. Members from various chapters are invited and will be in attendance and will probably be announced at the national conference. Conference Information And of course don’t forget the conferences: A handful of us will be going to these conferences. Make it your business to ask us about them if you are interested. National Stuttering Association (Cleveland, OH) - July 7-11 For more info, contact Tammy: 1-800-WESTUTTER Link: Friends Conference (Chicago, IL) - July 22-24 For more info, contact Lee: 1-866-866-8335 Link: Finally, scholarships are available for both conferences.

June 2010 (Meeting on May 24)

May 07, 2010  |   Events,Newsletter   |   0 Comments

Kick off the summer season right and chill with your NSA family. Those of you who already attend know that meetings often take on a life of their own, and last meeting was no exception. We began by discussing how people who stutter (PWS) felt about therapies and support groups focusing on “being fluent.” Should therapies for teens and adults include an element of “self-acceptance?” As adults and teens who stutter, is striving to be fluent really our ultimate goal? Members generally felt that always striving to be fluent may be an unrealistic and that self-acceptance is important as we strive to become more fluent or to stutter more easily. We also welcomed a few more newcomers. It’s always awesome to listen to people that wonder why groups like this haven’t existed in the past. It just helps us to appreciate the good things we have going. However, the fact is these groups have existed for a long time. Our growth to this point has been based on people talking about the group and spreading the word. So please do your part and impact someone else’s life by letting people know about our group, the upcoming NSA and Friends conferences, and the ...

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