Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00June 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00June 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 |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00June 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 [...]

AIS board member Aman Kumar featured in our speaker series

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

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 [...]

Sameer talks about a stuttering scavenger hunt

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

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 [...]

Four videos of Sid from the AIS intensive program

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00August 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 [...]

Sameer talks about our teen intensive program

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00August 5th, 2015|Client Stories, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|

Sameer participated in the June 2015 teen intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. Here he talks about what he liked about the experience. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. Follow AIS on Facebook at facebook.com/StutteringTreatment and on Twitter @StutteringTx, @StutterTx_Sara, and @AIS_Carl. We're also on [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Kristel Kubart on StutterTalk Podcast

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00April 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 [...]

AIS Speaker Series: Katherine Preston

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00April 7th, 2015|Books, Featured, People Who Stutter, Young Leadership Board|

Our first AIS Young Leadership Board Speaker Series event was a success! Our speaker, Katherine Preston, shared about her journey with stuttering, and signed copies of her book, Out With It. Below are some of our favorite photos from the evening. To stay in tune with events like these and all things AIS, subscribe to [...]

How AIS helped to free my voice and change my life

By |2017-02-19T06:26:51+00:00March 4th, 2015|Client Stories, Desensitization, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Testimonials, Therapy for Stuttering|

Written By Jeremiah Kitchen I didn't speak much at all from ages 18-30. It was very difficult for me to communicate due to the severity of my stuttering. I avoided speaking as much as I could, and spoke only when necessary and with as few words as possible. I had developed a lifestyle of silence, [...]