Clarence Page and Chamonix Sikora discuss stuttering on CNN

By |2011-02-16T22:06:03+00:00February 16th, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering, The King's Speech|

On Saturday, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Clarence Page and AIS Executive Director Chamonix Sikora appeared on CNN to discuss stuttering. As discussed in this space before, AIS is happy to have Clarence as a member of our Board of Directors. The film The King's Speech provided a backdrop for the discussion. The movie has also lit [...]

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

By |2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00January 30th, 2011|Featured, Headlines, The King's Speech|

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. [...]

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

By |2017-02-19T06:27:02+00:00January 25th, 2011|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

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

By |2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00November 2nd, 2010|Benefit Gala, Headlines|

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 [...]

British Stammering Association chief talks to Colin Firth about stuttering, ‘The King’s Speech’

By |2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00October 28th, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

Chief Executive of the British Stammering Association Norbert Lieckfeldt spoke with Colin Firth about stuttering and his portrayal of King George VI of England in The King's Speech. Extensive and fascinating, their exchange is more a conversation between friends than an interview. Some notable quotes from Firth: "But my main concern really has been - [...]

International Stuttering Awareness Day: Show us your best stutter!

By |2017-02-19T06:27:03+00:00October 21st, 2010|Headlines, News in Stuttering|

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 [...]