Welcome to the Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association!

If you stutter, you’re not alone in Dallas!

If you are looking for personal support, information, or a safe place to practice your speech, the Dallas Chapter is here to help. As a chapter of the National Stuttering Association, the largest support group in the United States for people who stutter, the Dallas Chapter supports people who stutter through its meetings, socials and workshops. Our activities give chapter members an opportunity to develop friendships with other people that intimately understand the challenges that we, as people who stutter, face every day.

The Dallas Chapter is affiliated with other stuttering-related groups around the Dallas Area: TWST (Teens Who STutter), and NSA Chat & Chew (monthly social event). We hope you can join us. Want to know more? Explore our site.

“There is nothing of which we are more ashamed than of not being ourselves, and there is nothing which brings us greater joy and happiness than to think, to feel or to say what is ours.” Erich Fromm

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Monthly Recaps

June Meeting Recap

Last night the Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association held it’s monthly meeting, and here’s a quick recap of what happened. The rainy weather outside had a small effect on attendance, but it had nothing against the sunny disposition of the... read more

May Meeting Recap

Last night, the Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association held it’s monthly meeting, and here’s a quick recap of what happened. With 17 people in attendance including 2 new members (welcome Ryan and Raunak!), a person driving 5 hours to see us... read more

May Chat and Chew Recap

Last night the Dallas Chapter of the NSA held it’s May Chat and Chew: Karaoke Edition, and here’s a quick recap of that happened. We met at Dalat Vietnamese Restaurant & Bar, a very cool and fun place in East Dallas that is known for their pho,... read more

Spotlight of the month

July: Andrew Richards

This Month’s Spotlight of the Month honors Andrew Richards!

Andrew has stuttered since he was around 2 years old, with his father and his late older brother stuttering also. He was born in Dallas Texas, and raised in surrounding areas such as Grand Prairie, Arlington and Mansfield. After graduating high school in 2009, he went to an automotive technical school in Houston, Universal Technical Institute, and graduated from UTI (funny name for a school) with a 4.0 in Automative Technology. Once he moved back to the DFW Metroplex, he began working at a local lube shop, learning the ins and outs about the basic maintenance of cars and trucks. Currently, Andrew is an ASE Certified Technician at Firestone Complete Auto Care. He spends his free time working out, playing video games, or binge watching whatever he hasn’t already seen on Netflix or Amazon. He is also currently in the process of enlisting into the Marine Corps.

Andrew’s younger sister, Bethany, is in graduate school to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. In 2016, Bethany’s fluency professor, Natasha Anderson, invited him to sit in during one of her classes. Natasha had invited three active NSA members, (Marcus Peters, Sarah Stevenson, and Briana Pipkin) to come to her class to talk about what it’s like to be a person who stutters. That day was the first time Andrew had met anyone outside of his family that stuttered. This changed his life. He has since been involved with the NSA for over a year and is loving the connection he has with everyone in it. Andrew attended his first NSA conference in Dallas just two weeks ago and even found the nerve to get on stage and say a few words during the “closing mic”. He says that experience is one he can’t put in to words. “Meeting people from all walks of life, from all over the world who share the same connection, was definitely life changing”, he says. After the conference, Andrew is trying to be more open about his stuttering. “Everyone deserves to be heard, and at the NSA, everyone is heard”.

The next time you see Andrew, tell him to just do one more push-up for Chesty (Marine Corps joke!)

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