Clarence Page on ‘The King’s Speech’: A stutter unfit for a king

The King's Speech continues to carry royal momentum into this year's Academy Awards, receiving 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, and nods for its three leads, Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter. We're happy to share an article that Clarence Page, award-winning journalist and AIS Board member, wrote about the film [...]

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 [...]

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Show us your best stutter!

The American Institute for Stuttering recognizes International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) on Friday, October 22. ISAD is a day to raise public awareness and understanding of the disorder of stuttering, which affects 3 million Americans and 60 million people around the world. To celebrate this day, AIS wants to see our friends' best stutter. On [...]

‘The King’s Speech’ scores another festival win

The King's Speech continues to get the royal treatment from film festival audiences. On Sunday, the film won the audience award at the Hamptons International Film Festival. As we head into movie awards season, the Academy Award for Best Picture seems to have two front-runners: The Social Network (about the events behind the founding of [...]

Recent HS grad believes stuttering led to unfair arrest

When Alex Fernandez was stopped for speeding on a college campus, it should have been, at most, a minor run-in with the law. However, his traffic stop ended with an arrest, and he believes that it was because he stutters. Fernandez, a recent high school graduate, was visiting the campus of Sarasota County Technical Institute [...]

The King’s Speech: How a King of England faced his stuttering

The trailer is now out for the film The King's Speech, which stars Colin Firth as George VI, the King of England during World War II and a person who stuttered. The film looks gorgeous and evocative and has made impressive showings on the film festival circuit. The film recently won the People's Choice Award [...]