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Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By | 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 | 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 | 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 [...]

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

By | 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. [...]

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By | August 18th, 2015|Desensitization, Featured, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

Every time a person completes an intensive program here at AIS, we provide them with the videos we recorded during their experience. Sid participated in the July 2015 two-week intensive program and he gave us permission to share all four of his videos. Thank you Sid! On the first day of the intensive program, Sid [...]

A video summary of our 2015 gala

By | July 14th, 2015|Benefit Gala, Featured|

Interested in what happens at our annual gala? Here's a video of our 9th annual gala with interviews from staff and board members, and clips from dinner and Ed Sheeran's performance. So many people contributed to making this event a success this year. We are extremely grateful for the support of Emily Blunt, Ed Sheeran, [...]

AIS Honoree Ed Sheeran 2015 Gala Speech

By | June 11th, 2015|Benefit Gala, Featured|

We are sincerely grateful for Ed Sheeran's presence at our 9th annual gala on Monday, June 8th. His willingness to share his experiences, beliefs surrounding his stuttering, and advice to fellow members of the stuttering community is hugely appreciated. After the flood of press that has come out following the evening, its clear that media [...]

AIS getting a lot of press after a successful gala

By | June 9th, 2015|AIS News, Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, News in Stuttering|

  Our 9th annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives benefit gala was a truly unforgettable event. But don't take our word for it! Check out what the press is saying about Ed Sheeran, Emily Blunt, and AIS. Editorials Entertainment Weekly wrote about Ed Sheeran's advice to embrace your quirks People Magazine questions the possibility that Ed [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Kristel Kubart on StutterTalk Podcast

By | April 30th, 2015|AIS Staff, Featured, People Who Stutter, Stuttering & Relationships, Voluntary Stuttering|

Kristel Kubart, one of our talented speech-language pathologists, was recently interviewed for the StutterTalk Podcast. Kristel, who is recently married, talked with StutterTalk host, Peter Reitzes, about stuttering and how it relates to marriage and many other issues. Kristel is a person who stutters herself, and like Sara MacIntyre's episode, Kristel and Peter also talked [...]

Stuttering and the big ‘A’

By | April 17th, 2015|Acceptance, Featured, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written by: Dr. Heather Grossman Why does everybody keep talking about “accepting” stuttering? At AIS, we promote that people who stutter strive to accept their stuttering. This makes some people cringe! They ask, “Why should I accept something that is so annoying? I don’t want to accept it, I want to learn to control it!” [...]

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