Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

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

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 [...]

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

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

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 [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

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

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 [...]

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 [...]