Revisiting Starbucks

By |2018-07-13T11:06:14+00:00July 13th, 2018|People Who Stutter, Stigma|

This article generated a great deal of public outrage, in particular since it involved a Philadelphia Starbucks, which had another controversial incident a few weeks ago. Sam, a student at Wharton, ordered his coffee and the barista responded by saying, “Ok S-S-Sam.” Then, when he received his order, “Sssssam” was written on the cup. Maintaining [...]

Slice of Life: I am more than my stutter

By |2018-03-21T10:08:04+00:00March 21st, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, Immersion Programs, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, School, Stuttering Awareness, Testimonials|

Bibi is one of the many unique personalities with whom we've come into contact since establishing our new office in Atlanta, GA. Near the end of last school year, she was feeling tired of the impact stuttering was having on her life, and decided to ask a speech therapist at her high school if help [...]

How my stutter has made me a better father

By |2018-02-26T09:36:31+00:00February 26th, 2018|Acceptance, Client Stories, People Who Stutter|

A question often raised whenever I’m in a group of people who stutter is “what are the benefits, or what have you gotten out of stuttering?” Some of the more common answers are something like “it’s made me a more compassionate person” or, "it’s made me a more patient person.” While I think those are [...]

My Journey Home

By |2018-01-26T10:06:40+00:00January 26th, 2018|AIS News, AIS Staff, Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter|

Please join us in welcoming a very talented therapist to the AIS Staff! Chaya Goldstein, M.A., CCC-SLP has experience at AIS as a graduate student intern, a client, and now a therapist, in that order. Below is her story, in her own words. Check our her bio on our Staff & Board page.   My [...]

My Place to Rejuvenate

By |2017-12-19T09:59:49+00:00November 28th, 2017|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Support, Testimonials|

I had a realization about my stutter recently. I wasn’t having a particularly stressful or dysfluent day, but I remember thinking “wow this is tiring.” That’s not the realization, because honestly, when is stuttering not tiring? I think I have come to accept that part about stuttering, that its really tiring. And its not just [...]

Wasting Time

By |2017-11-28T11:08:00+00:00October 26th, 2017|Acceptance, Client Stories, Featured, People Who Stutter, Time Pressure|

This AIS Blog post was contributed by Elizabeth Wislar, author of The Stuttering Teacher Blog. Elizabeth is a special education teacher in Athens, GA.  A few weeks ago I was in line at a small independent grocery store that has a nice selection of healthy, prepared lunch items-- soups, pastas, salads etc. It was one of the [...]

Joshua recaps our first teen intensive stuttering therapy program in Atlanta

By |2017-11-28T11:09:10+00:00August 14th, 2017|Intensive Programs, People Who Stutter, Therapy for Stuttering|

Imagine having something to say but being physically unable to get the words out. That was, and still somewhat is, my constant struggle. I used to let my stutter control every aspect of my life and it caused me intense anxiety whenever I talked. I have stuttered since the third grade but it started negatively [...]

“Fluency is not required to make a great presentation”

By |2017-03-07T21:33:29+00:00January 25th, 2017|People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Workshops|

I recently participated in a public speaking workshop for people who stutter in the new AIS office in Atlanta. We gave both planned and impromptu speeches. It was a tremendously meaningful experience for me. I used to think that I needed to be perfectly fluent, however, this workshop reinforced for me that fluency is not [...]

“Love and Speed Dating”

By |2017-10-23T09:29:17+00:00October 25th, 2016|Client Stories, People Who Stutter, Public Speaking, Therapy for Stuttering, Videos|

Hector shares his experience at the recent AIS Public Speaking Workshop. I decided to participate in AIS's Public Speaking workshop because I wanted to gain more confidence in my public speaking. My job requires me to speak a fair amount, and while I've gotten better at it over time, it still doesn't feel...right. We were [...]

Inspirational speaker Moe Mernick visits AIS

By |2017-02-19T06:26:50+00:00June 24th, 2016|Acceptance, Featured, People Who Stutter|

Inspirational speaker and person who stutters, Moe Mernick, visited during the June 21st Tuesday night support group. Moe, who runs business development for Hometalk a high-growth internet startup based in NYC, has been delivering motivational seminars across the US, Canada, Europe, Israel, and Australia. He recently published his first book, a personal memoir called The Gift of Stuttering. See [...]