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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 [...]
Vice President Joe Biden was the featured guest on ABC's The View yesterday. See what he had to say about stuttering and his answer when View host Barbara Walters asked him about AIS. Many thanks to Ms. Walters for the mention, and thanks to Vice President Biden for his kind words about AIS!
When one is working on their stuttering for 7 hours a day during an intensive program, lunchtime becomes very important and much appreciated. So, we want to give you a preview of the culinary options in the AIS neighborhood. Bon appétit!
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 [...]