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

Monthly Recaps

January Meeting Recap

This past Tuesday the Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association held it’s first monthly meeting of 2017 and it was a good one! Let’s have a quick recap of what happened: To start off, the energy in the room was palpable! Everybody was happy to... read more

January Chat and Chew Recap

Last night the Dallas Chapter had the honor of hosting dinner for the Board of Directors of the National Stuttering Association, who were in town for their “Winter Board Meeting”. As a setting, we had the beautiful restaurant “Stirr”, in Deep... read more

Christmas Party Recap

Ho-ho-ho… hola! (stuttering humor!) This past Sunday, December 11th, the Dallas Chapter of the National Stuttering Association held it’s annual Christmas party, and here’s a recap of what happened! After a few hiccups caused by some GPSs going awry,... read more

Spotlight of the month

January: Wyatt McReynolds

This month’s Spotlight of the Month honors Wyatt McReynolds!

Wyatt is a 21 years old (soon to be 22 in March!) person who stutters who was born in the oldest town in Texas- Nacogdoches, before finally settling in Dallas. Wyatt loves hanging out with friends, chief among them Josh Sniderman, another PWS, who has been his trip and adventure buddy for years. Wyatt’s dream job had always been to be a firefighter like his dad, who works for the Lufkin Fire Department as a Captain for the Rescue Truck. After going through the fire academy in 2013, he graduated last December and said , “That had to have been one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life, even more difficult because I stutter, but that has not stopped me from persuing my dream to be a firefighter.”  His dream was finally answered last August when he was accepted to the Parker Fire Department, showing resilience after being declined the first time. “If you have a dream, you can do it. If goofy Wyatt can get into a Fire Department, anyone can.” He adds “The past 7 months have been fun and I have learned a lot. I currently ride Truck 1 and ride in the back as the nozzle guy or OV (outside vent)”.

Wyatt joined the National Stuttering Association when he was only 15 years old and attended his first conference right here in Fort Worth in 2011. He recalls being so nervous about attending the conference for the first time, but within an hour he was making friends from all over the world.  “When I am at the conference, I can speak freely and not be embarrassed about my stuttering. I wanted to join the NSA to meet people who stutter in the United States but I have met many people from all around the world”, he says proudly. Wyatt has attended six conferences since, and he is very excited about having the next one be in his hometown of Dallas. He is also an active member of our Dallas Chapter and frequents our meetings and Chat n’ Chew events with much energy and enthusiasm.

Next time you see Wyatt ask him for a ride-along in his fire truck!

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