What is the Selective Mutism Association (SMA)?
SMA, part of the Childhood Anxiety Network, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism (SM).
Selective Mutism does not have to be the intractable disorder once written about in outdated medical literature. In fact, with early diagnosis and the right treatment, the prognosis is excellent. Whether you are a parent of a child with SM, a teacher, a treating professional, or other individual interested in learning more about this often misunderstood childhood disorder, you’ve come to the right place.
SMA is the nation’s premier resource for information on SM. We provide a network of professionals, families and affected individuals across the world who understand the struggle of living in silence. You are not alone. You deserve accurate information and meaningful support. SMA is here to help. We hope you will enjoy our website, share its contents with others, and help us in our mission to Rid the Silence!