Henderson, NV – NBA veteran, University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Champion, and Change & Impact Founder, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be on the campus of Nevada State University on Monday, March 4 as a part of the Change & Impact Stuttering Advocacy Tour.  Kidd-Gilchrist will present his personal experiences as a person who stutters to students and faculty at Nevada State and meet with children who stutter in the Henderson community. 

“This is my first trip to visit to Nevada State and I’m excited to meet with their leadership and the new group of future speech-language pathologists coming through their program,” said Kidd-Gilchrist. “I am grateful for the warm welcome and for the opportunity to learn more about the stuttering community in Nevada.” 

Kidd-Gilchrist played in the NBA for 9 years.  While spending time in the NBA ‘bubble’ in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, he began reflecting on his own personal journey as a person who stutters.  He considered how to turn his knowledge and experience into actionable and meaningful ways to help others who stutter.  In 2021, he founded Change & Impact, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter.  

Since Change & Impact’s inception, Kidd-Gilchrist has been on a national speaking circuit visiting more than 60 universities, hospitals, stuttering camps, and support groups to talk about the importance of speech therapy, the trusted relationship between a person who stutters and their Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), and how both changed his life.  He advocates at the federal and state level to raise awareness about gaps in the healthcare system for those who stutter, and the medical need to improve speech therapy insurance coverage for stuttering.  Change & Impact has also hosted career fairs for adults who stutter, continuing education programs for established SLP’s, and special events for children who stutter and their families, SLPs, and educators. 

About Change & Impact, Inc.

Founded in 2021 by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Change & Impact, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to improve access to healthcare and expand services and resources for those who stutter.  As a person who stutters, Kidd-Gilchrist started Change & Impact to advocate, educate, and raise awareness about stuttering.  To learn more, visit

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