About 1% of the world's population stutters. Because it is a relatively low incidence issue, many people who stutter never meet another person who stutters, and grow up thinking that they're the only person who talks like they do. But they are not alone. Thanks to an ever-growing community of self-help and support, both in-person and online, connecting with other people who stutter is easy and can be one of the most powerful agents of living well with stuttering.
Check out the following resources . . .
. . . to connect with other people who stutter and their families:
National Stuttering Association, including the local chapter's Facebook page
Friends: National Association for Young People Who Stutter
. . . to read about people's lived experiences with stuttering:
"Out With It: How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice" by Katherine Preston
"Stutterer Interrupted: The Comedian Who Almost Didn't Happen" by Nina G
"Stuttering: Inspiring Stories and Professional Wisdom" by various authors
"Voice Unearthed: Hope, Help, and a Wake-Up Call for the Parents of Children Who Stutter" by Dori Holte
Here are some tips on how to be an ally to people who stutter: