Meet our new therapist, Noura!

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 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 [...]

Get excited for June 6th!

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Headlines, News in Stuttering, Upcoming Events|

We are excited to announce that Bruce Willis will be the Honoree at our 10th Annual Benefit Gala on June 6th, 2016. He will accept our Freeing Voices Changing Lives Award in person. A sell-out crowd is anticipated that will include guests from the entertainment industry, business world, sports, politics and the arts. Tickets are available [...]

Exclusive NYC Screening of “The Way We Talk” with Director Mike Turner at NYU

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 March 11th, 2016|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, Upcoming Events|

Mark your calendars! The American Institute for Stuttering is partnering with the Stuttering Association for the Young and New York University's NSSLHA student organization to bring you an exclusive NYC preview of The Way We Talk with a Director's Q&A with Mike Turner. The movie screening is at NYU on Monday March 21st at 6:45pm. [...]

AIS board member Aman Kumar featured in our speaker series

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 November 9th, 2015|People Who Stutter, Young Leadership Board|

Our Young Leadership Board hosted another event in our Speaker Series on October 27th. The event was organized by the AIS Young Leadership Board. Our speaker was AIS Board Member Aman Kumar. Aman graduated from Harvard with an MBA in 2014. He has worked for Apple and Google and is now a member of the [...]

ISAD Online Conference, October 1-22

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 October 1st, 2015|News in Stuttering, Stuttering Awareness|

The ISAD 2015 International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference starts today and is live on the ISA website until the October 22nd. International Stuttering Awareness day falls on October 22nd every year, and this conference offers a fantastic way to interact with others in the stuttering community. We're eager to check out the submissions this [...]