“First Day” – A PSA for National Stuttering Awareness Week

By |2020-05-11T09:21:18-05:00May 11th, 2020|Advocacy, Creative, Headlines, News in Stuttering, Teens who stutter, Videos|

In honor of National Stuttering Awareness Week, Cody Packer has released a stuttering PSA today, and we are so excited to share it! Cody is a filmmaker from New Zealand currently living in Los Angeles, and a person who stutters. Please enjoy his film, "First Day", and the following interview about his project. Tell us [...]

AIS & Stuttering Featured on Nashville Podcast

By |2020-04-13T09:45:37-05:00April 10th, 2020|Advocacy, Client Stories, Desensitization, Featured, News in Stuttering, People Who Stutter, Stuttering Awareness|

JP Ruggieri , a previous client at AIS, is featured in this weeks episode of the Nashville-based, Neighbor’s Podcast - “The Stuttering Paradox.” JP, now a musician in Nashville, was interviewed by Cariad Harmon, a fellow Nashville musician, friend, and co-host of the show. In the podcast, and in the remarks below, JP and Cariad discuss how [...]

3 Reasons Why I am Done Hiding from Stuttering at Work

By |2019-08-19T16:57:00-05:00August 19th, 2019|Advocacy, Client Stories|

For a long time now, I've been comfortable with stuttering, and I haven't let it impact me on a day-to-day basis. I am open and honest about it and I have often advertised to people that I stutter. But there is something different about being in a work environment, and I have come to a [...]

2 classroom presentations about stuttering you just don’t want to miss

By |2019-06-12T14:54:19-05:00June 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Public Speaking, School, Self-Advertising|

One of the great perks of helping people who stutter is celebrating their achievements. High School student and AIS client Benji gave effective, engaging presentations for two of his classes, spreading awareness about stuttering to his peers. Read on for details and video of Benji's presentations, and for more on self-advocacy in high school, check [...]

Stuttering Boldly with Samantha Roblyer

By |2019-04-24T23:23:31-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Acceptance, Advocacy, Creative, Self-Advertising|

If you've ever considered boldly embracing your stutter but are not sure how, I invite you to meet Samantha Roblyer. Samantha is a sophomore from Lincoln, Nebraska who uses the medium of poetry to share her stuttering experiences. With her powerful words, Samantha destigmatizes stuttering and provides healing for her listeners. Her poems “If My [...]

Research Survey: For People who Don’t Stutter

By |2019-04-12T11:03:02-05:00April 12th, 2019|Advocacy, Research, Self-Advertising, Uncategorized|

People who stutter (PWS) often lament that listeners’ ignorance about stuttering makes communication more challenging. We assert that PWS can change inaccurate public perceptions through self-disclosure and educating listeners. To test this idea, we have launched a qualitative research study and we encourage PWS to be actively involved. Purpose  This study examines two questions: What [...]

Stuttering in Highly Communicative Careers: 4 Main Takeaways

By |2019-03-08T11:08:45-05:00March 8th, 2019|Advocacy, Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising, Speaker Series|

Stuttering in the workplace can be a particularly challenging experience, especially when effective communication is a core component of your job description. In our latest Speaker Series, Róisín McManus, a critical care nurse practitioner, and Christopher Schuyler, an attorney in New York City, shared and facilitated a discussion about navigating stuttering on their professional paths [...]

Self-advocacy in the Workplace: 4 Tips with George Daquila

By |2019-03-05T14:23:33-05:00February 13th, 2019|Advocacy, People Who Stutter, Self-Advertising|

At AIS we often talk about the challenges people who stutter face in the workplace and explore ways to successfully navigate these challenges. In our latest speaker series we heard from George Daquila, a strong supporter of self-advocacy in the workplace, talk about his successes navigating stuttering and workplace challenges. George shared with us his story [...]