At this year's Freeing Voices, Changing Lives benefit gala, Juan talked about his participation in a weekly kids' therapy group and the benefits of coming to a place where people understand what stuttering is like. He set the audience into thunderous laughter when he said, humorously, "I'm thankful to be a speaker at the gala [...]
This morning, we were excited to watch the Today Show, as Katherine Preston was interviewed by Jamie Gangel about her new book Out With It. For those of you familiar with the AIS Blog or the National Stuttering Association, there's a good chance you've heard of Katherine before. Katherine met with our founder, Catherine Montgomery, [...]
On June 3rd, 2013, the American Institute for Stuttering hosted the 7th annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. We had the privilege of honoring long time board member Sander Flaum. Before presenting the award to Mr. Flaum, Gala Co-Chair and 2008 Honoree Tony Hooper spoke of his friendship with Sander that dates back several [...]
Umang accepted the subway challenge while participating in the May 2013 intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. The subway challenge is not a required activity in the AIS intensive program, but a challenge for those willing to work on desensitization in an extreme manner. Let us know if you have any questions [...]
Samuel L. Jackson speaks at the Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering
On June 3, 2013, we had the privilege of honoring Samuel L. Jackson at our 7th Annual Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala. Each year at the gala, we aim to raise money in order to continue providing universally affordable specialized therapy to people who stutter of all ages. Bruce Willis, a surprise guest, presented [...]
Umang participated in the May 2013 intensive therapy program. This video was filmed on the last day of his three weeks of group therapy. Let us know if you have any questions for Umang. He would be happy to answer them.
Dhruv attended our intensive therapy program this past January and he recently rejoined his local Toastmaster's club in Guangzhou, China. On March 23rd, he competed in a Toastmaster's divisional speech contest and won second place with his speech titled, "Turn-Around Thinking." In the speech, Dhruv shares about attending the intensive therapy program at AIS, and [...]
In this video blog, Jon Paul discusses self-advertising his stuttering and the subway challenge. As we mentioned in a previous post, Jon Paul attended the AIS intensive therapy program in May 2005. Thanks again Jon Paul for your willingness to share! For more information about Jon Paul, check out his website.
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.
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 [...]