“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 [...]

A Letter to My 16 Year Old Self

By |2020-02-07T10:50:42-05:00February 7th, 2020|Acceptance, Client Stories, Creative, Immersion Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

We are truly grateful to work with our clients in making such awe-inspiring changes to their experience with stuttering. A recent speech given by our client Thair at the end of his immersion program shows the depth to which stuttering can impact a person's entire self-concept, but also reinforces that it is never too late [...]

Before I Say Hello: A Poem in Honor of NSAW

By |2019-05-10T16:34:36-05:00May 10th, 2019|Acceptance, Creative, People Who Stutter, Stuttering Awareness|

Kelly Severseike is an AIS client who a writer, blogger and poet. Kelly shared with us her poem "Before I Say Hello" in honor of  National Stuttering Awareness Week. "Before I Say Hello" speaks to the uncertainties of stuttering and the power that comes from owning and speaking in her own voice. We applaud Kelly [...]

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 [...]

My Disjointed Voice: A Poem About Stuttering

By |2018-10-12T16:55:08-05:00October 9th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Creative, Self-Advertising, Stigma|

I decided to write this poem when I heard a lot of comments from my family members about how my writing voice is different from my speaking voice. I wanted to tell people through this poem that my thoughts are like everyone else’s even though my speaking voice is not. It speaks to the journey of stuttering because it highlights [...]

Addressing the stigma of stuttering

By |2017-10-26T08:00:35-05:00October 20th, 2017|Client Stories, Creative, Public Speaking, Stigma, Stuttering Awareness|

In honor of International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22, 2017, our first Fall public speaking workshop was themed "Self-Advocacy" and encouraged participants to explore ways people who stutter can address the stigma of stuttering. The workshop was inspired by Dr. Michael P. Boyle's recent research at Montclair State University. His research indicates that face-to-face contact between people [...]

Journaling and Acting Workshop: Thoughts and Reflections

By |2017-02-19T06:26:49-05:00September 23rd, 2016|Creative, Therapy for Stuttering|

AIS Clients during the recent Acting and Writing Workshop during our special Tuesday Group series. Last Tuesday night, eight of us met to experiment with writing and improvisation as tools for self-exploration. We reflected on ourselves, our stuttering, and our life journeys thus far. Starting with writing prompts and then theater exercises, everyone [...]

Drum Circle – A Rhythmic Evening

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50-05:00May 6th, 2016|Creative, Uncategorized|

We held a Drum Circle during our Tuesday night practice and support group on April 26. George Shultze of Spirit Sky Drum in Freeport Long Island led the group that focused on learning to play and coordinate rhythms on the Djembe drum. George had everyone introduce themselves while hitting the drum simultaneously- Everyone laughed since [...]