the Bronx Chapter
Our visitors and members are people who stutter who come together to relax and share experiences about all things related to stuttering. As a chapter of the NSA, we feel one of the best ways to help ourselves is to support one another. This is a very special place for anyone who stutters, regardless of where you are on your journey, to come be part of a very safe and non-judgmental environment. If you are a person who stutters or someone who has an interest in stuttering, we invite you to join us.
The Bronx is home to 1.4 million people with an estimated 14,000 people who stutter. If you are from the Bronx, the surrounding area or just visiting, we invite you to come to our meeting. Once a month we provide encouragement and strive to inspire each other through mutual understanding and shared experiences.
Our mission is to provide a comfortable and secure place for those who stutter to be able to express daily thoughts and feelings with those who care.
the Chapter Leaders
Izhmara: I am one of the Co-Leaders of the NSA Bronx Chapter. I’ve been a covert stutterer since childhood and it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I found a community of people who are just like me. Before finding NSA, I would never do tasks that seem so simple to those who do not stutter, such as giving directions, asking for help in a store or have confidence in a job interview. The comfort I feel when I attend the meetings is an amazing experience each and every time as it reminds us that we are not alone. With the support from the NSA, I have gained the confidence to perform those tasks.
I graduated from Baruch College, CUNY in 2003, and have been working for the New York State Insurance Fund as a Computer Analyst and Programmer since 2004.