Teens and Young Adults Speed Friending!

Alexandra D'Agostino

Saturday 4:00PM - 5:00PM EDT


St. Laurent

3, 2, 1, GO! Are you usually someone too shy to go up and introduce yourself? Have you always wondered what it would feel like to relieve the pressures of advertising your stutter by learning how to self-disclose while in a safe space? Do you want to meet other young adults and teens who stutter? Look no further than this workshop! Facilitated by a young adult who stutters, you are ensured to have a good time through various activities, feel supported, and make new friends! This session is suited to first-timers and conference veterans.

What to expect

The aim of this workshop is to act as an ice breaker on the first day of the conference so that young adults and teens can get to know each other.

About the presenter

My name is Alexandra D’Agostino and I have stuttered since I was 7. I am a Registered Nurse, having graduated from Nipissing University’s Nursing Scholar Practitioner Program, and I also have a BA Combined Honours in Psychology and Anthropology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Music is one of my passions, (I play 7 instruments!), as well as helping people and volunteering. I have spent 5 years volunteering with the National Stuttering Association in the United States, where I spent 3 of those years serving on their Teen Advisory Council. When I was invited to be on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Stuttering Association in 2014, I was thrilled to be able to volunteer with an association that was closer to home. Being on the Board of Directors has been such an extraordinary, and honouring experience to have had the opportunity to help revitalize the CSA from the ground up. By volunteering with the CSA and NSA, I hope to change other people’s lives, as the two stuttering associations did for me.

Last updated: 2023-09-04