Did you forget your name? Rahima’s spoken word poem at the AIS Gala

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Rahima attended an intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering. In her speech, she briefly speaks about those experiences, and then shared a spoken word poem about stuttering, titled, “Did you forget your name.” Rahima has worked in consulting and for the Clinton Foundation, and is now at Harvard Business School.

David’s speech from the AIS Public Speaking Workshop

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The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) began offering monthly public speaking workshops in January 2014 and they have been a huge success! These workshops aim to give past and present clients an opportunity to hone their public speaking skills. AIS client, David Louisia, gives us an inside look at his most recent speech from the June workshop. This workshop focused on incorporating body language to enhance public speaking.

American Institute for Stuttering 2014 Benefit Gala

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June 16th, 2014 – The Annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala was held by the American Institute for Stuttering. Becky Quick (CNBC co-anchor, Squawk Box) was the mistress of ceremonies, while Jes Staley (J.P. Morgan, BlueMountain Capital) joined Jeck Welch as a fellow honoree. Others in attendance included John Stossel, Sir Harold Evans, Ellis Lankster (CB, NY Jets), Trumaine McBride (CB, NY Giants), Arthur Blank (co-founder, The Home Depot & owner, Atlanta Falcons), Kenneth Langone (co-founder, The Home Depot), and Suzy Welch (author and wife of Jack Welch).

American Institute for Stuttering 2014 Benefit Gala (Short)

2016-03-03T11:40:27+00:00

June 16th, 2014 – The Annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala was held by the American Institute for Stuttering. Becky Quick (CNBC co-anchor, Squawk Box) was the mistress of ceremonies, while Jes Staley (J.P. Morgan, BlueMountain Capital) joined Jeck Welch as a fellow honoree. Others in attendance included John Stossel, Sir Harold Evans, Ellis Lankster (CB, NY Jets), Trumaine McBride (CB, NY Giants), Arthur Blank (co-founder, The Home Depot & owner, Atlanta Falcons), Kenneth Langone (co-founder, The Home Depot), and Suzy Welch (author and wife of Jack Welch).

Jack Welch Award Presentation – American Institute for Stuttering 2014 Gala

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June 16th, 2014 – Jack Welch, former CEO of G.E. and a person who stutters, was an honoree at the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). Jack’s wife, Suzy Welch, accepted the award on his behalf, and shared a video of Jack accepting the award.

34th Street Challenge – July 2013 Intensive Program

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THIS is what our clients are made of! AIS clients from the July 2013 intensive program accept a challenge to announce their stuttering to hundreds of passersby in Harold Square, NYC. This is not a required activity, but this group was looking for challenging ways to step out of their comfort zones and decrease their fears of stuttering.

Juan speaks at the American Institute for Stuttering Gala 2013

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June 3rd, 2013 – Juan was one of three clients who spoke at the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). Samuel L. Jackson and Sander Flaum were honorees, while Emily Blunt was the mistress of ceremonies and Bruce Willis was a surprise guest. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt’s husband, was also in attendance, in addition to John Stossel, Joe Moglia, Arthur Blank, and Alan Rabinowitz. The #AISgala is held annually to raise money for therapy scholarships for people who stutter. AIS is a non-profit organization that offers universally affordable therapy for people who stutter of all ages.

Samuel L. Jackson speaks at the AIS Gala 2013

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June 3rd, 2013 – Samuel L. Jackson, a person who stutters, was honored at the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). Samuel L. Jackson was introduced by Bruce Willis. The mistress of ceremonies for the gala was Emily Blunt. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt’s husband, was also in attendance, in addition to John Stossel, Joe Moglia, Arthur Blank, and Alan Rabinowitz. The #AISgala is held annually to raise money for therapy scholarships for people who stutter. AIS is a non-profit organization that offers universally affordable therapy for people who stutter.

Sander Flaum speaks at the AIS Gala 2013

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Sander Flaum was honored at the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Benefit Gala for the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). The event was at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York, NY on June 3rd, 2013. The #AISgala is held annually to raise money for therapy scholarships for people who stutter. AIS is a non-profit organization that offers universally affordable therapy for people who stutter.