Category Archives: Stuttering

Things you shouldn’t say to someone who stutters

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), recognized annually on October 22 to raise awareness of stuttering. In previous years, I blogged about my feelings of stuttering and how I’m actually proud to be part of the stuttering community. This … Continue reading

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Five highlights of the 2014 NSA conference

No, not the National Security Agency – I’m not a spy. It wasn’t the National Speakers Association either, although, funnily enough, it did hold its conference during the same time. Last week, I attended the 2014 National Stuttering Association (NSA) … Continue reading

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It’s National Volunteer Week and here’s why I volunteer

This week is National Volunteer Week. It’s a time to honour the outstanding work that volunteers across Canada have done in our communities. With more than 13 million volunteers across the country, according to Volunteer Canada, their work doesn’t go unnoticed. … Continue reading

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International Stuttering Awareness Day 2013

I’ve always been someone who stutters. That will never change. However, what has changed are my perceptions surrounding my stuttering. While I considered it a source of embarrassment when I was younger, I’m now more open about my stuttering and, … Continue reading

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Five benefits of attending the National Stuttering Association’s 2013 conference

Last week marked the National Stuttering Association (NSA)’s 30th annual conference held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 600 folks – both people who stutter and people with an interest in stuttering (including family … Continue reading

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Stutter Social hosted Hangout on Air to raise awareness of stuttering

I promise this is my third and final post for National Stuttering Awareness Week. I’m going for the trifecta. As the week draws to a close, Stutter Social broadcasted a Google+ Hangout on Air last night, featuring a panel of … Continue reading

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Five common misconceptions about stuttering

As seen in The King’s Speech, when King George VI – before he became king – sought speech therapy (before seeing Lionel Logue), he was advised to fill his mouth with marbles and try to speak as a means to … Continue reading

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Michigan man embarks on mission to spread awareness of stuttering

Cameron Francek is a man on a mission. For the past 100 days, Francek, a 26-year-old man from Royal Oak, Michigan, has been introducing himself to strangers and disclosing his stuttering in an effort to both incite positive change in … Continue reading

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International Stuttering Awareness Day 2012

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), an annual day intended to raise public awareness of stuttering. The event has taken place each year on October 22 since 1998, when it was launched by the International Stuttering Association, the International … Continue reading

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