FRIENDS is Family and a Stuttering Convention Update (354)

Ms. Kisha Fowlkes, a parent attending the FRIENDS stuttering convention with her 10-year-old son Kyle, joins Peter Reitzes to discuss stuttering, convention highlights and to update listeners on how conference participants are coping with the shooting tragedy in Colorado.

Ms. Fowlkes is attending the 15 annual convention of FRIENDS: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter. Ms. Fowlkes explains that she is attending the convention to help her son who stutters transition from elementary to middle school in a productive way and to learn more about stuttering.

This year’s convention is being held in Denver, Colorado. A gunman shot and killed 12 people in a nearby Aurora, Colorado movie theater. One of the people wounded, but not killed, is Gage Hankins who is attending the convention. Ms. Fowlkes updates listeners about how convention participants are coping with this tragedy.