Amplifying Awareness for the Stuttering Community

Amplifying Awareness for the Stuttering Community

We are Change & Impact, Inc. A 501(c)(3) organization that engages in advocacy, education and awareness.

Our vision is to raise awareness by amplifying voices of the stuttering community to break the stuttering stigma.

Our Key Goals


Pass a healthcare bill that supports stuttering intervention research and improves speech therapy insurance coverage.

Providing Resources

Explore research funding to expand outcomes data on the efficacy of speech therapy.


Empower families on how to navigate the healthcare system for speech therapy.

Helping others

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has been stuttering since a very young age. He is proud to say he stutters, showing and sharing his imperfection. His vision is to be a leader within the stuttering community, serving as an example of how best to stay strong and help others along the way.

Through the essence of that very vision, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist founded Change & Impact, Inc.


As part of our vision to change the social stigma of stuttering, we are committed to our work: Advocacy, Education and Awareness. We believe in action and teamwork through community and strategic partnerships that align with our goals to move our mission forward.

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New stuttering programs focused on prevention, early intervention and treatment for deserving children ages 2-17.

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Comprehensive assessment by a health professional trained to evaluate and treat a child identified with a fluency disorder.


1:1 welcome and introduction for the child and parent/caregiver as they start their new journey with speech therapy.
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One full year of 45-60-minute speech therapy sessions with an SLP who specializes in stuttering.
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Develop research paradigms that provide evidence-based best practices in the evaluation and treatment of stuttering, to be shared across the healthcare spectrum.

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A child will gain comfort and confidence through improved self-image, social interactions, and academic performance.
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Provide educational curriculum and training programs focused on stuttering.
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Produce events and develop initiatives that make a positive impact on the lives of those who stutter.