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Back to International Stuttering Awareness day is October 22!

Help spread the word about International Stuttering Awareness day!

Thanks for recent activity and continued support of people who stutter! We have nearly 150 people supporting this cause! Below is an updated email with the latest information on ISAD online and a presentation held in SF with Michael Sugarman and others. Please note that there will be a limited number of lines available so people can listen and participate by phone!
Sorry for if you have previously received this email. We are trying really hard to get the word out!
Thanks again for your support!

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) Oct. 22nd 2009
Stuttering: More than a tangled tongue: Online and in person events

Stuttering: More Than a Tangled Tongue is the theme of the twelfth annual
International Stuttering Awareness Day online conference. This year the SF teen chapter and the East Bay adult chapter of the National Stuttering Association are proud to co-sponsor an in-person presentation in San Francisco at Alliant International University. Below is information on the online and in-person presentations.

• Stuttering: More Than a Tangled Tongue is the theme of the twelfth annual International Stuttering Awareness Day online conference, hosted by Judith Kuster, Minnesota State University, Mankato, will open October 1. It can be found by going to The Stuttering Home Page ( The online conference features several papers written by well-known professionals and consumers (people who stutter/clutter) from around the
world. Participants can read papers and interact with the presenters on
easy-to-use threaded discussions attached to each paper, during the three weeks the conference is "live" -- from October 1-22.

• Alliant International University, the San Francisco Teen and the East Bay Chapters of the National Stuttering Association (, and the International Stuttering Association are hosting an in-person workshop for International Stuttering Awareness Day titled, Community Building and Creating Change in our World. Presenters include Michael Sugarman, Josh Denault, Michael Garcia, and Nina Ghiselli. Alliant will have computers accessible for guests. If you require accommodations, please contact Nina Ghiselli at 415-955-2164; [email protected] . Participants can join us online at this time as well as the guest speakers will be answering questions at that time. There are a limited number of phone lines reserved for participants who are not able to come or who live outside the Bay Area. Please contact Nina Ghiselli for more information and to reserve a spot.

Below is a press release for these events. Feel free to pass the information along or better yet, to send to media outlets to help spread the word about stuttering awareness.

People who stutter represent a diverse group of individuals with different occupations, diverse cultural identities, personal experiences and accomplishments. Although over 60 million people stutter, most people actually know very little about stuttering. This lack of awareness is how come people who stutter may face discrimination, prejudice and at times social isolation.

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) occurs on October 22nd and is designed to raise awareness about the challenges that people who stutter experience. ISAD is a joint endeavor by persons who stutter and their families and professionals (educators, researchers and clinicians) interested in stuttering. ISAD provides a framework for building a more humane, just and compassionate world for millions of people who stutter

ISAD is co-sponsored and recognized by major international stuttering organizations such as International Stuttering Association; the International Fluency Association; European League of Stuttering Associations and American Speech-Hearing Association Division on Fluency and Fluency Disorders as well as national organizations which you can find on the International Stuttering Association website (

This year’s events include the twelfth annual online conference October 1...

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