Here are a few guiding principles for TISA Self help groups
1. TISA SHG is for help ourselves and each other. We do not promote
any particular therapy, therapist, devices, treatment, courses or any
other commercial interest or initiative.
2. We promote acceptance, understanding and practical help for PWS,
because it is well established that there is no “cure” for stammering.
It is a chronic condition and only PWS can provide long term support to each other.
3. We accept everyone with no discrimination, based on severity of
speech difficulties, caste, community, other disabilities, gender,
socio-economic status etc. We will create atmosphere where women and
children will be able to participate actively and freely.
4. TISA local coordinator will preside over all the meetings and
issues and will be final authority on all matters regarding the
SHG. She or he will decide the agenda, circulate it and will ensure
that participants stick to it in an efficient manner.