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28 Nov 2017

My Place to Rejuvenate

By | 2017-11-28T14:31:26+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Support, Testimonials|0 Comments

I had a realization about my stutter recently. I wasn’t having a particularly stressful or dysfluent day, but I remember thinking “wow this is tiring.” That’s not the realization, because honestly, when is stuttering not tiring? I think I have come to accept that part about stuttering, that its really tiring. And its not just [...]

26 Oct 2017

Wasting Time

By | 2017-11-28T11:08:00+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|0 Comments

This AIS Blog post was contributed by Elizabeth Wislar, author of The Stuttering Teacher Blog. Elizabeth is a special education teacher in Athens, GA.  A few weeks ago I was in line at a small independent grocery store that has a nice selection of healthy, prepared lunch items-- soups, pastas, salads etc. It was one of the [...]

14 Aug 2017

Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

By | 2017-11-28T11:09:10+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|1 Comment

Imagine having something to say but being physically unable to get the words out. That was, and still somewhat is, my constant struggle. I used to let my stutter control every aspect of my life and it caused me intense anxiety whenever I talked. I have stuttered since the third grade but it started negatively [...]

25 Jan 2017

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

By | 2017-03-07T21:33:29+00:00 January 25th, 2017|People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Workshops|1 Comment

I recently participated in a public speaking workshop for people who stutter in the new AIS office in Atlanta. We gave both planned and impromptu speeches. It was a tremendously meaningful experience for me. I used to think that I needed to be perfectly fluent, however, this workshop reinforced for me that fluency is not [...]

25 Oct 2016

“Love and Speed Dating”

By | 2017-10-23T09:29:17+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|0 Comments

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

24 Jun 2016

Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Acceptance, Featured, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

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 [...]

9 Jun 2016

Bruce Willis talks about his stuttering at 2016 AIS Gala

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

  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. [...]

8 Jun 2016

Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at 2016 AIS Gala

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Benefit Gala, Featured, Headlines, People Who Stutter|0 Comments

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 [...]

9 Nov 2015

AIS board member Aman Kumar featured in our speaker series

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00 November 9th, 2015|People Who Stutter, Young Leadership Board|0 Comments

Our Young Leadership Board hosted another event in our Speaker Series on October 27th. The event was organized by the AIS Young Leadership Board. Our speaker was AIS Board Member Aman Kumar. Aman graduated from Harvard with an MBA in 2014. He has worked for Apple and Google and is now a member of the [...]

24 Aug 2015

Sameer talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt

By | 2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|0 Comments

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering, and in this video, he talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt they did during the program. The scavenger hunt changes a bit from group to group, but we've really enjoyed using this activity as a way to push our [...]

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