Our Mission

Our mission is to bring hope, dignity, support, education, and empowerment to Dallas area children and adults who stutter.

Founded in 1977, the National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest support group organization in the United Stages for people who stutter.

The NSA’s foundation is in its nationwide system of local chapters. The Dallas Chapter is one of those chapters.

 

We are a support group geared toward supporting our members in all aspects of life, especially those areas affected by stuttering. We welcome people who stutter, family members, friends, students, speech professionals, and anyone else interested in learning about or supporting people who stutter.

While many chapter members are undergoing or have completed formal speech therapy programs, the NSA is not a therapy group and speaking at meetings is entirely voluntary.

If you stutter, you are not alone in Dallas. We are here to help.

The Chapter Leader

David Alpuche: I was born and raised in México City, where I lived most of my life, but for the past few years Dallas has been my home. I started stuttering when I was four years old and I still do to this day, but my outlook on stuttering is drastically different. Growing up in México, speech therapy wasn’t really available, so in an attempt to cure my stuttering my family sent me to a couple psychologists, a neurologist and even a witch doctor (I wish I was joking!), but none of that helped. It wasn’t until 2011, already in Dallas, when I started going to speech therapy and shortly after to NSA meetings. That same year I attended my first NSA conference in Ft. Worth and life hasn’t been the same since. Professionally I am a full-time photographer (mostly weddings, photojournalism and fine art) who occasionally dabbles in writing and translating. I love reading, live music, tattoos, playing chess and I volunteer at the University of Texas at Dallas as their stuttering advisor. I became co-leader of the Dallas chapter in February 2016.