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.