Palm Beach TWST (Teens Who Stutter) is a chapter of the National Stuttering Association (NSA). Our chapter embraces the mission statement and goals of the NSA, which state that the NSA “is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults stutter, their families, and professionals through support, education, advocacy, and research.”
The Palm Beach TWST is dedicated to providing hope and empowerment specifically to teens and their families throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. We recognize that the challenges of being a teen who stutter can be over-whelming. Our goal is to reach out to teens who stutter in our local communities. By working together, we hope to help teens better understand stuttering, the unique challenges of being a teen who stutters, and also to create a network of support. Overall, we want teens who stutter to remember: you are not alone.
the Chapter Leaders
As a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders (BCS-F), Liz has had the privilege of working primarily with children and adults who stutter. A group of teens who stutter felt strongly that their community would benefit from offering a chapter of NSA-TWST. Liz worked with these teens and founded the NSA Chapter of Palm Beach TWST. We held our first meeting in March, 2013.
What began with just monthly support has grown into Teen Mentoring programs and parent education programs. It is exciting to watch this Chapter grow with the dedication of the teens who support this.
Ellen Kennedy is the Co-Chapter Leader of Palm Beach TWST. As a mom of a teen who stutters, Ellen greatly supports the efforts of our TWST Chapter. Ellen’s daughter was one of the founders of Palm Beach TWST and has been a devoted parent and co-Leader since the teens founders began meeting.