What Would You Ask? Young Adults Panel for Parents

Alexandra D'Agostino (Moderator)

Sunday 10:45AM - 11:45AM EST


St. Laurent

Imagine all of those unasked or unanswered potentially challenging/awkward/tense stuttering related questions swimming around in your brain. Would you like the chance to be able to get rid of them? Are you a parent of a child or adult who stutters? If you answered yes to both of those questions, then this workshop is for you! This workshop is designed for parents to be able to ask any questions they might be afraid or worried to ask their own children from a panel of hand picked, well spoken and confident young adults of various ages of the CSA. The young adults panel is here to be open and honest, and to answer any question you might have. Parents, this is your chance to gain a new perspective or point of view to deepen your relationship with your child or adult who stutters!

What to expect

Parents are given the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of young adults about stuttering, life, school, relationships to gain an understanding and different perspective of what their own children might be going through, and to give parents the opportunity to ask our panel questions that they may not ask their own children. This workshop aims to give parents hope about their child’s future and the possibilities they still have available even with a stutter.

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: 2023-09-05