Join us in the celebration of International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD). The day was created to help raise awareness about the challenges that people who stutter experience. 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. This year’s events include the twelfth annual online conference October 1st to 22nd where participants can read papers by consumers and professionals from around the world and interact with the presenters during the three weeks the conference is “live.” Papers remain available online and all past conferences are archived. The International Stuttering Association is hosting an in-person workshop for International Stuttering Awareness Day titled, Community Building and Creating Change in our World.
Locally the Eastside Stuttering Support Group celebrated the awareness day last night during their monthly meeting. Papers were pulled from the online conference for discussion among the group. The night also highlighted ways in which the group can celebrate and continue spreading awareness on stuttering.
“2009 presents many challenges that face people who stutter such as economic recession, job loss or anxiety about employment or personal fulfillment. It is vital to create a society, in which people who stutter can develop talents, become advocates for better understanding and become active participants in their future.” – From International Stuttering Awareness Press Release