The American Institute for Stuttering recognizes International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) on Friday, October 22. ISAD is a day to raise public awareness and understanding of the disorder of stuttering, which affects 3 million Americans and 60 million people around the world.
To celebrate this day, AIS wants to see our friends’ best stutter. On our Facebook page, we’re calling for people to record a video of them stuttering and post it for all to see. The video doesn’t have to be long or involved–even a quick introduction will do. We just want to see our friends being themselves.
This idea was inspired by our close friend Emily Blunt and what she shared at our 2009 Freeing Voices, Changing Lives gala. We hope that many celebrate ISAD along with us on Facebook.
MEDIA: Download a press release about AIS.