Room 128

Rolando Sepulveda

One idea that is stressed multiple times throughout meetings is the accepting environment that encompasses the goals of the NSA. Members are reminded that they are in a space where it is okay to
stutter and be open about it, and that nobody is alone. Meetings usually begin with introductions that take up a good amount of time, requiring members to do one of the toughest challenges for most stutterers, saying their name. After introductions, and a short reading of the NSA opening mission statement, the meeting will continue to expand upon whatever theme is set aside for that day, usually facilitated by a member who has taken leadership. Recent topics have included discussions on issues that arise when dating, what good things can come from being a stutterer, and the point in time where members were accepting of their disability.