On top of the month long celebration of Better Hearing and Speech, this week also marks that National week of Stuttering Awareness. The awareness week was established in 1988, with a proclamation by President Reagan in response to the advocacy of the members of the National Stuttering Association.
During the week get to know the facts, join your local NSA chapter support group or sign-up to learn more at our “Smooth Sailing” event May 22nd. The week is about getting out and educating those around you!
Did you know…Nicholas Brendon, John Stossel, James Earl Jones, Carly Simon, Mel Tillis, Alan Rabinowitz, Robert Merrill, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Ken Venturi, Bob Love, John Updike, King George VI, Frank Wolf, Lewis Carroll, Bill Walton, Annie Glenn… all famous and successful. And all stuttered. They share something else: they didn’t let their stuttering stop them. And if you’re one of over three million Americans who stutter, don’t let it stop you.
Happy National Stuttering Awareness Week!