Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By | September 23rd, 2016|AIS News, Creative, Therapy for Stuttering|

AIS Clients during the recent Acting and Writing Workshop during our special Tuesday Group series. Last Tuesday night, eight of us met to experiment with writing and improvisation as tools for self-exploration. We reflected on ourselves, our stuttering, and our life journeys thus far. Starting with writing prompts and then theater exercises, everyone [...]

Going Back to School as a Teen Who Stutters

By | September 19th, 2016|Client Stories, School|

Grace having some fun at the FRIENDS Conference in 2015 where she had the opportunity to meet other teens who stutter. Hi everyone! My name is Grace and I’m so excited to be writing a back to school post for the AIS blog! I just started my sophomore year at a pretty small [...]

Speak Freely in Atlanta, Georgia!

By | September 7th, 2016|AIS News, Announcements, Headlines, News in Stuttering|

We are delighted to announce our new location in Atlanta, Georgia! Carl Herder is leading this effort to expand the American Institute for Stuttering to another region of the US. We'll have more information on this office on our website soon, but in the meantime, feel free to contact us in Atlanta! American Institute for Stuttering - [...]

Good Luck in Atlanta!

By | August 10th, 2016|AIS Staff, Upcoming Events|

For those of you that don't know, Carl Herder is soon headed to Atlanta to establish an AIS office there. We'll make a formal announcement with more details on the new office very soon. We are planning a farewell gathering for Carl here next Tuesday, August 16, at 6:30pm. Please join us here at AIS for a casual [...]

Meet our new therapist, Noura!

By | July 21st, 2016|AIS News, AIS Staff, Announcements|

Please help us welcome our newest addition to the AIS family, Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP! Get to know her a little bit better below, and to stay connected, follow her on Twitter @Noura_AIS and connect with her on Facebook. We're very lucky to have you Noura! Noura Embabi, M.A., CCC-SLP Passionate about the right to self-expression, [...]

Researchers create stuttering mice

By | July 18th, 2016|Research|

  Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have published an article in Current Biology titled, A Mutation Associated with Stuttering Alters Mouse Pup Ultrasonic Vocalizations. We learned in a previous study by Dennis Drayna at NIDCD that approximately 8% of people who stutter have [...]

Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By | June 24th, 2016|Acceptance, Featured, People Who Stutter|

Inspirational speaker and person who stutters, Moe Mernick, visited during the June 21st Tuesday night support group. Moe, who runs business development for Hometalk a high-growth internet startup based in NYC, has been delivering motivational seminars across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Australia. He recently published his first book, a personal memoir called The Gift of Stuttering. See [...]

Bruce Willis talks about his stuttering at 2016 AIS Gala

By | June 9th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, People Who Stutter|

  June 6, 2016 – Our 10th anniversary gala was held at the Lighthouse at the Chelsea Piers, and we had the distinct privilege of honoring Bruce Willis. Mr. Willis was introduced by his wife Emma Heming-Willis, and his Freeing Voices, Changing Lives award was presented by two amazing kids who stutter, Oliver and Sammy. [...]

Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at 2016 AIS Gala

By | June 8th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, People Who Stutter|

June 6, 2016 – Our 10th anniversary gala was held at the Lighthouse at the Chelsea Piers, and we had the distinct privilege of honoring both Aaron Graff and Bruce Willis. As the dinner was nearing completion, Clarence Page introduced a very special surprise guest, Vice President Joe Biden, prior AIS 2008 honoree. He took the stage [...]

Drum Circle – A Rhythmic Evening

By | May 6th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|

We held a Drum Circle during our Tuesday night practice and support group on April 26. George Shultze of Spirit Sky Drum in Freeport Long Island led the group that focused on learning to play and coordinate rhythms on the Djembe drum. George had everyone introduce themselves while hitting the drum simultaneously- Everyone laughed since [...]

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