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Making a stuttering self-help group an official college student organization

Now this is what I like to see!  Students at New Mexico State University are trying to get their local National Stuttering Association chapter to be officially recognized as a student organzation (at New Mexico State University).  Very cool indeed!  If the field of SLP will not effectively advocate on our behalf, we will advocate for ourselves.  Well done!

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  1. April 23rd, 2009 at 16:27 | #1

    I think this is so cool – I hope they can get it going. Our NSA chapter is affiliated with the college. I believe NSA leaders helped with that.

    G – does your college/university have an official group, since you have a comm. disorders dept on campus?

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    Greg @ Stuttering.me Reply:

    Right now, there is no official NSA group in the area; we’re pretty rural–which is a challenge. I’ve actually tried working w/ the public schools to create one, but the concept wasn’t valued by others… 🙁

    Instead, we try and schedule all of our clients during the same hours–which is kind of a defacto support group. The parents get to meet each other and talk in the clinic. We involve the clients together with group activities, etc… And as our stuttering clientele continues to grow (as it has been since my time here)–we’ll get a group going!

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