Our 2013 gala was an unprecedented success!

On June 3, 2013, we held our 7th annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. We've recently updated our events page with a summary of the gala, and we've also published more than 100 photos for you to view and download. Click on the image below to view and download your favorites. If you are [...]

The day after our 7th annual benefit gala, lots of press on the wires!

The seventh annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering was an enormous success! We are so thankful to our many generous supporters! We will post many more photos and videos from last night's gala in the coming weeks, but here is a taste of our tremendous event. Below are [...]


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 [...]

Article on xoJane.com by a past AIS client

We are excited to share that Samantha Gennuso, a previous client at the American Institute for Stuttering, wrote an article that was published on xoJane.com. 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: [...]

Extreme Desensitization, by AIS Director Heather Grossman

Check out the ISAD online conference October 1- October 22, 2012 at the Stuttering Homepage.  The American Institute for Stuttering's Clinic Director Dr. Heather Grossman was asked to share some of the work we do during our intensive programs.  Her posting "Extreme Desensitization" is under Clinical Nuggets.

International Stuttering Awareness Day: A Friends and Family Gathering

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 [...]

Treatment Scholarships Available for August Intensive Program

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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. [...]