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22 Jan 2013


By | 2017-02-19T06:26:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|AIS News, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|3 Comments

The January 2013 intensive therapy program here at AIS will come to an end this Friday. We've regularly encouraged these clients to think of this therapy experience as the beginning, rather than the end. After all, the meaning of commencement is, "a start, or a beginning." As such, at the end of the week, they [...]

11 Jan 2013

Article on by a past AIS client

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:58+00:00 January 11th, 2013|AIS News|0 Comments

We are excited to share that Samantha Gennuso, a previous client at the American Institute for Stuttering, wrote an article that was published on For those of you that saw MTV True Life: I Stutter, you might recognize Sam in a brief shot of her talking with Caryn. The article is titled, "It Happened to Me: [...]

18 Jun 2012

Photos From The 6th Annual Benefits Gala – “Freeing Voice Changing Lives” on June 11, 2012

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:59+00:00 June 18th, 2012|AIS News, Benefit Gala, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

The 6th Annual Benefit Gala was an exciting evening, celebrating the hope, perseverance, and courage of people who stutter. Sam Waterson, a friend of the Institute since its founding days, served as Master of Ceremonies. John Glenn and Annie Glenn were this year’s Honorary Chairs along with AIS Board member Emily Blunt, who sent a [...]

9 Oct 2011

International Stuttering Awareness Day: A Friends and Family Gathering

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 October 9th, 2011|AIS News|0 Comments

AIS Friends and Family Gathering October 18th, 6:30pm AIS is hosting a gathering for teens and adults who stutter, and the friends and family who support them on Tuesday, October 18th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  This no-cost event is to mark International Stuttering Awareness Day and is intended to promote stuttering awareness and education. Refreshments [...]

28 Jul 2011

Treatment Scholarships Available for August Intensive Program

By | 2011-07-28T12:30:14+00:00 July 28th, 2011|AIS News|0 Comments

The July intensive program is winding down, but there are no signs of slowing down at AIS. The August three-week intensive program kicks off on August 8! And we're happy to share that treatment scholarships are available for the program! If you know someone who might benefit from an AIS intensive program, please have them [...]

10 Jun 2011

The 5th Annual Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering: Articles, Photos, Videos

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:00+00:00 June 10th, 2011|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Headlines|0 Comments

The 5th Annual Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering was held Tuesday night, and it was a marvelous evening that celebrated people who stutter and raised funds that will help change lives. We would like to thank a multitude of friends for making the event a smashing success, including honorees Arthur M. Blank [...]

30 Jan 2011

Chamonix Olsen Sikora and Dr. Barry Guitar on the Leonard Lopate Show

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00 January 30th, 2011|AIS News, Featured, Headlines, The King's Speech|0 Comments

On Friday, AIS Executive Director Chamonix Olsen Sikora joined Dr. Barry Guitar from the University of Vermont on the Leonard Lopate Show to discuss stuttering and the recent release  of "The King's Speech." The movie, Starring Colin Firth as King George VI and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, has created an enormous amount of media attention. [...]

22 Sep 2010

Sander Flaum: AIS Chairman of the Board featured in the Wall Street Journal

By | 2017-02-19T06:27:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2010|AIS News, Headlines|2 Comments

Chairman of the AIS Board of Directors Sander Flaum was featured in the September 21 article “Speech Therapy for Stutterers” in the Wall Street Journal. Sander talks about helping people receive speech therapy and the role that his mother played as he grew up with stuttering. Here is the full text of the article: Speech [...]

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