Vice President Joe Biden Speaks at 2016 AIS Gala

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, [...]

AIS Speech Therapist Sara MacIntyre on StutterTalk Podcast

Our very own Sara MacIntyre is on today's StutterTalk Podcast. As many of you know, Sara is a person who stutters herself. She and Peter Reitzes discuss what she wishes her speech-language pathologist (SLP) had known about stuttering. Such a powerful episode. Sara and Peter also talk about the downsides of "passing as fluent," the [...]

Valerie shares her recent experience with the AIS intensive program

Valerie participated in the January 2015 intensive therapy program here at AIS. Here she talks about what she did and didn't expect to achieve during the program, the subway challenge, and about how stuttering is different for her in English and Spanish. To learn more about therapy at the American Institute for Stuttering, visit stutteringtreatment.org. [...]