FRIENDS:  The National Association of Young People Who Stutter | Go to Website 

FRIENDS was created to empower youth and teens who stutter and their families.  FRIENDS holds local and national conventions to help educate young people who stutter, their families, and the professionals who work with them.

For two consecutive years, Idaho State University has hosted FRIENDS of People who Stutter Workshops.  Both conferences were attended by young people and adults who stutter, their families, Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), and SLP graduate students.

Third Annual FRIENDS of People Who Stutter Workshop in Pocatello, ID with ISU was – Saturday February 28th from 8:30am – 5pm in ISU’s Pond Student Union (FRIENDS February 28 2015 Brochure). Our invited speaker was Dr. Tim Saltuklaroglu, an Associate Professor from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, who will be presenting on school-aged stuttering therapy. 

The Second Annual FRIENDS of People Who Stutter Workshop was held Saturday, February 22nd at Idaho State University.  Dr. Michael Blomgren from the University of Utah was the keynote speaker.

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 Quote from parent who attended:  “…Thank You So Much for the workshop last Saturday.  I learned more about my son and his world in a few hours than I have in a little more then a year of looking for help.” 

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2nd Annual FRIENDS Workshop Brochure

The First Annual FRIENDS of People Who Stutter Workshop was held Saturday, April 20th at Idaho State University.  Keynote Speakers were Daniel Hudock, PhD CCC-SLP and Amy Jones, PhD.

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Quote from a parent who attended: “So, thank you for giving him the strength to not just be alive, but live. It was so hard as a mom to hear my bright, loving, intelligent, child say “I am stupid” because he talks a little different.  Thank you for talking, out loud, in front of my son. Thank you for being loud. Thank you.”

1st Annual FRIENDS Workshop Brochure