Dhruv speaks about his experiences growing up as a person who stutters and eventually finding AIS.
13-year-old MaKenna talks about her stuttering breakdown, and how it led to a profound therapy experience at AIS.
Priscilla describes why Eric called himself “The center of the BINGO board.”
Why would a prominent New York attorney stutter on purpose 1000 times a day?
Wayne Brady talks about his fear of stuttering and how it led to him becoming a “home body.”
Considering an intensive therapy program at AIS? Lisa, one of our January 2016 intensive program participants, recently took a few minutes to talk about her transition from being more covert about her stuttering to being more open about it.
Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop.
Vice President Joe Biden, our surprise special guest, gave an incredibly sincere, and moving speech opening up about growing up stuttering in the Biden family.
Honoree Bruce Willis explained that his dedication to AIS began when he attended a past gala and heard the power of the AIS young speakers’ speeches. He spoke of his own experiences as a child stuttering and advised that no one should ever feel that they are an outcast, because “you are not an outcast.”
Aaron Graff of Ferring Pharmaceuticals receives the Catherine Montgomery Advocacy Award for his dedication and personal contributions to the lives of people who stutter.
Yael shared her touching story, first as an AIS client working on her own stuttering, and then as the mother of two children who stutter.
The American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) is dedicated to providing universally affordable stuttering therapy for people of all ages. Here you can learn about AIS’s financial assistance program.
AIS provides specialized universally-affordable stuttering therapy and support for children and adults who stutter. Here you can view excerpts from actual treatment sessions.
During her intensive therapy program at the American Institute for Stuttering, Jia gives a speech intended for her childhood self. She talks of the pain, fear, and shame of being a child who stutters, and, now as an adult coming to terms with herself as a stutterer, she shares her new found love and unconditional love for herself.
Sid speaks to a group of friends and family after participating in the two week intensive therapy program here at the American Institute for Stuttering in New York City (July 2015).
Sid stands up on an NYC subway train and advertises that he stutters. The subway challenge is an optional activity in the intensive program at the American Institute for Stuttering.
June 8th, 2015 – The Annual Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala was held by the American Institute for Stuttering. Emily Blunt was the mistress of ceremonies, while Ed Sheeran was our honoree. The gala was co chaired by Arthur Blank and Jack Welch.
June 8, 2015 – Dr. Heather Grossman, AIS Director, speaks at the 9th Annual American Institute for Stuttering Gala. Mistress of Ceremonies Emily Blunt and Honoree Ed Sheeran lend their star power to an important cause.
Jack, who has received speech therapy at AIS, speaks about his experiences with stuttering and with therapy.
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.