Chapman University and
Crean College
will host its annual FRIENDS Who Stutter one-day conference on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:30am-4:30pm on campus in Orange, California.

Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter logo
This is a family-oriented, one-day conference designed around individual workshops for children, teens, and adults who stutter. Parents and speech-language pathologists are encouraged to attend. Second-year
Communication Sciences and Disorders
graduate student, Jessica Beaumont, attended last year’s conference and commented,

“I enjoyed attending the teen workshop facilitated by Reuben Schuff, an aerospace engineer who loves to juggle and is an adult who stutters. I could see the teens were so enthralled by Reuben’s sword juggling and his story that they were inspired to share their own stories as well.”

This year’s keynote speakers include Dr. Heather Grossman, PhD., CCC-SLP, BRS-FD, Director of the
American Institute for Stuttering
, a non-profit organization in New York City. Dr. Grossman works with children and adults who stutter and is an active member of the stuttering self-help community for 25 years.
Loryn McGill
, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Fluency professor at Chapman University who owns a private practice in Orange County. She has dedicated more than 10 years to providing therapy for people who stutter. McGill has presented at numerous conferences including, CSHA, NSA, and the FRIENDS national conference. Nora O’Connor, LCSW, is a licensed social worker and a person who stutters. Her private practice facilitates counseling, individual and group therapy for people who stutter. O’Connor has played an active role in the stuttering self-help movement for over 15 years. Join us for a day of entertainment and education!

For more information about the event, please visit

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Communication Sciences and Disorders logo

Beckman Hall – 1 University Drive

Orange, CA 92866
The Stuttering Foundation Logo


Post contributed by Lisa Bombarda, CSD ’16