Our 2011 Benefit Gala honoree: Arthur M. Blank

ARTHUR M. BLANK At the gala, we will honor Arthur M. Blank, Co-Founder of The Home Depot and Owner of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons. Growing up in Queens, Blank dealt with stuttering throughout his childhood. He graduated from Babson College and started his career at Handy Dan Hardware. He rose through the ranks at Handy [...]

Google Search Stories: Our fun videos about stuttering

Search Stories is a creative video series on YouTube that uses Google searches to tell a story. For example, here is the most popular Search Story that tells of a romance in France. Google gives you the ability to create your own Search Stories. We figured we could tell a cool story relating to stuttering [...]

A success story: Chamonix featured on the ASHA website

Last November at the ASHA Convention in New Orleans, some ASHA representatives were videotaping clinicians to find out what their stories were and how they got into the field. I was approached while on my way to the poster hall and agreed to do it.  They said they would select some of the clinicians and [...]

Our beloved Catherine Otto Montgomery (1951–2010)

Our dear founder and Executive Director of AIS, Catherine Otto Montgomery, passed away last week after an extended fight against cancer. A week later, we are still processing this loss in the midst of keeping the work of AIS going. The work before us is imposing, but with the AIS family behind us and Catherine's [...]

It’s been a great 2009 for AIS board member Emily Blunt

What a year it's been for renowned British actress Emily Blunt. She can look back on 2009 and remember: starring in The Simpsons episode 'Lisa the Drama Queen' the US releases of her films The Great Buck Howard and Sunshine Cleaning her nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress for Sunshine Cleaning filming [...]