By joining the SMA community you will become part of the largest, most comprehensive charitable organization in the world that is 100% dedicated to Selective Mutism and related childhood anxiety disorders.
There is a wide array of value-added resources and benefits available to SMA members. Please review the chart below to learn more about each member benefit and to see what benefits are available based on the SMA membership type choices. Feel free to click on the benefits and/or membership types listed in the chart to learn more about the advantages of joining the SMA community.
|SM Connections Program|
|Specialized Promotional Discounts|
|Find a Treating Professional|
|Find a Local Support Group|
|Online SMA Library|
|Calendar of Events|
|Ask the Expert|
|SM Information Packet|
|Inclusion into Events Calendar|
|Online Professional Profile|
|Profile in Searchable Database|
|Treating Professional Listserv|
SM Connections Program+-
SM Connections is a program consisting of a nationwide and international support/information system that focuses on disseminating accurate, relevant information to individuals in a position to recognize the signs of SM in our children. The SM Connections program also links you up with local sources of support.
Specialized Promotional Discounts+-
Be on the look out for periodic communications throughout the year about specialized SMA promotional codes that you can use for added savings when registering for upcoming events, purchasing great new products, and participating in other exciting, educational opportunities.
Find a Treating Professional+-
Looking for a treating professional in your area? SMA can help you make that connection. We provide helpful tips and thoughts to consider when choosing a treating professional. Additionally, as more and more treating professionals join SMA, their contact information will be captured into a searchable database.
Find a Local Support Group+-
Local support groups are forming regularly. Check a listing of ongoing support groups in your local area via the SMA website and/or check to learn about individuals that would like to start a group in your area.
Online SMA Library+-
No matter how versed you are with selective mutism, the SMA online library serves as a central portal of information that is intended to educate you about selective mutism as well as assist you in making informed decisions about strategically managing selective mutism and finding the appropriate level of help. The SMA online library strives to promote a wide spectrum of philosophies and treatment approaches, and plans to continually update the library with further information as it becomes available. Members will receive automatic communications when new articles and online library submissions are posted.
Calendar of Events+-
The online calendar of events is a fast, easy way check upcoming events, speaking engagements, online chat sessions, conferences and other educational opportunities are offered around the country. The calendar will continually be updated.
Ask the Expert+-
Perhaps you’ve read through our website and the library of information we provide on Selective Mutism but you still feel stuck. Do you wish you could ask your question of an expert in the field? The opportunity to “Ask the Doc” is one of the exciting member benefits of the SMA.
SMA members are entitled to significant discounts on product purchases from the online bookstore. Upon log in to the SMA web site, members are recognized and will automatically receive discounts at time of purchase.
State Coordinators are available in many states. Check this page to see if one is available in your local area. State coordinators are great central points of contact to learn more about SMA, services offered, local events, and to find a local support group. State coordinators do an outstanding job of connecting members to the organization, and ensure members receive timely, useful information as it relates to increasing awareness about selective mutism.
SMA members are entitled to significant discounts when registering for SMA conferences and events. As time draws nearer to these events, members will receive targeted communications about discount opportunities available to them.
Several electronic newsletters are sent throughout the year to members with useful, timely information about SMA, selective mutism, new products and services, upcoming events, member success stories, ongoing research, and spotlights on treating professional members.
These moderated chat sessions offer our members the unique opportunity to talk directly to an expert in Selective Mutism or other related topics.
Inclusion into Calendar of Events+-
SMA wants to help treating professional members to market and promote their upcoming speaking engagements as a means to increase awareness about selective mutism and spread the word about opportunities to learn from each other. As events are being planned, treating professional members can contact SMA to post relevant event information within the calendar of events on the web site.
Online Professional Profile+-
When treating professional members have their upcoming speaking engagements and events posted within the SM calendar of events, an online professional profile is made available to SMA web site visitors and members via a link to a personalized online professional profile page. This is a great opportunity to post ongoing research studies you may be conducting and want to market to the community.
Profile in Searchable Database+-
Another way that SMA can help market and promote treating professional members from around the world is to ensure your professional profile page is linkable from SMA’s Treating Professional Member locator tool. Now members can search for treating members in their area and read more about your practice, specialties, research as well as overall SM philosophy and approach.
SMA offers speaking engagement opportunities at conferences, events and the annual retreat.
Treating Professional Listserv+-
The SMA treating professional listserv is an active email forum wherein professionals communicate regarding various issues relating to treatment including sharing ideas regarding cases, referral information, new research, and upcoming events/recruitment for research studies, etc.