Communicative Sciences and Disorders student Ashleigh Bonner is starting a National Stuttering Association (NSA) chapter in the Lansing area. The NSA chapter is open to people in Lansing and the greater metro area who stutter, their families, speech language pathologists (both professional and student) as well others with interest in stuttering, resources for stuttering and language support.
The chapter will meet on the second Wednesday of each month and their first meeting will be held Wednesday, August 15 (the third Wednesday) from 6:15-7:45 p.m.. Meetings are located in the Special Events Room at the South Lansing Library, located at 3500 South Cedar Street in Lansing, Mich. 48910.
The National Stuttering Association was founded in 1977 and is the largest support group organization in the United States for people who stutter. It was designed to provide self-help, support and education for those who stutter as well as for those interested in stuttering. The NSA annually sponsors regional workshops, youth and family events, and continuing education seminars for speech-language pathologists.