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Jon Paul’s friends and family speech from May 2005

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking|

As promised in a recent blog post, this is a video of the speech that Jon Paul Ruggeiri gave to a group of friends and family near the end of his intensive therapy program at AIS in May, 2005.

Eight years after his intensive therapy program, Jon Paul watches his friends and family speech

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:56+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

In May 2005, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program for stuttering. Near the end of the program, he and the other participants gave speeches to invited friends and family. Recently Jon Paul visited with us watched the video of his speech. In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses the impact of watching that [...]

Dhruv discusses stuttering, Toastmaster’s, and the AIS intensive program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering|

written by: Dhruv Gupta Toastmasters & Stuttering. Can the two really go together? Many would consider them contradictory. I consider them complementary. I joined Toastmasters in January 2010. The primary reason I joined was because I stutter - I have been since I was eight years old. A friend had told me “Toastmasters makes you [...]

Setting daily objectives

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:57+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering, Voluntary Stuttering|

In this video, AIS client Jacquelyn discusses her current daily challenge of voluntary stuttering with three strangers per day. Jacquelyn previously shared about being and actress who stutters, and recently started her own blog, StutterGirl.


By | 2017-02-19T06:26:58+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|AIS News, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|

The January 2013 intensive therapy program here at AIS will come to an end this Friday. We've regularly encouraged these clients to think of this therapy experience as the beginning, rather than the end. After all, the meaning of commencement is, "a start, or a beginning." As such, at the end of the week, they [...]

January intensive therapy program begins

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:58+00:00 January 8th, 2013|Intensive Programs|

Yesterday, we began an intensive therapy program with eight courageous people who stutter. These eight individuals will be spending a lot of time at AIS over the next three weeks, and they'll be making big changes in their lives. The staff at AIS is excited to suport them on this journey. If you're interested in [...]

January 2012 Intensive Program

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:59+00:00 March 13th, 2012|Intensive Programs|

Below is an essay written by one of our clients about his experience attending our last 3-week intensive program: My name is Desmond Brown, and I am a stutterer. I started stuttering from about age three and found it more arduous as I got older. My stuttering was so bad that I read at a [...]