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 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. 

Kodjo: I have been a member of the NSA since 2004, and a covert stutterer all my life. Back in 2004 while struggling with my stuttering in my new job, I reached out to the NSA for support, and eventually started attending the NSA Queens Chapter. Currently I am a regular at the Midtown Manhattan Chapter due to its proximity to my job. I have attended all the NSA National Conferences since my very first one in New Jersey in 2008. The support that I have been receiving from the NSA community is priceless; and I looking forward to sharing my experiences with NSA Bronx Chapter members.
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.
Peggy: I’m a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Program of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences at Lehman College. I have lived in England, Venezuela, Colombia and Chile and enjoy meeting people from different cultural backgrounds than my own. I love working in the Bronx. As a co-leader of this group, I take off my instructor hat and look forward to being among caring and supportive listeners as I continue to learn from those who stutter. It is a privilege to be a part of such a dynamic and empowering group of people.