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St. Cloud, MN Chapter

Welcome everyone!

NSA is social group that meets to support people who stutter. Any person who stutters, or who cares about a person who stutters, is welcome to join.


The purpose of this organization is:

1. To bring together people who stutter, their friends, and interested persons in order to facilitate insightful discussion, camaraderie, and well being in a safe and supportive environment.

2. To provide an accepting and nonjudgmental forum for sharing personal experiences with stuttering and the use of communication techniques and stuttering therapy.

3. To be a place to stutter openly without fear and embarrassment.

4. To act as a vehicle to educate ourselves, our friends and family, and the general public about the nature and management of stuttering and the needs and capabilities of persons who stutter.


We will be holding regular NSA meetings every other Monday (Sept 2014 to May 2015) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM in Room 119 of Brown Hall at St Cloud State University. There is parking available in the front of the building. Please pass on this information to any one of any age in St Cloud area who might be interested (parents, co-workers, uncles, cousins, significant others, teachers, parents, friends, etc.).    Dates for Fall 2014 meetings are: Sept. 8, Sept. 11 (6:30 to 8:30 PM) -- carpool to Twin Cities), Sept. 22, Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, Nov. 17, and Dec. 1.

We will discuss a different theme each week and would love to hear from you about topics that interest you!

Some helpful links to more information on NSA and other websites about stuttering:

“The Stuttering Homepage”

“Stutter Talk”

“Stuttering is Cool”

The national association for young people who stutter

“Stuttering Foundation of America”

Contact Information: Sarah Smits-Bandstra (, 320-308-2018


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