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Samuel L. Jackson honoured at stuttering gala
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 17:29

jacksonThe American Institute for Stuttering (AIS) hosted it's 7th Annual Benefit Gala on June 3 in New York. Hosted by actress Emily Blunt, the event is called Freeing Voices, Changing Lives. Samuel L. Jackson was in attendance as the guest of honour. As the AIS website says,

Jackson’s childhood experience with stuttering was debilitating and it has been a lifelong process to control the disorder. Acting allowed him to use his voice as a form of expression and along with his determination and impressive talent he has evolved into one of the greatest actors of our time.

Jackson made a noteable speech in which he talked about his troubles with dysfluencies as a child and adult, how he found acting was a way to improve it and how he often deals with his stuttering in a unique way –– swearing! One word in particular is of great help... Read more about the event here.

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The National Stuttering Association Conference 2013
Saturday, 25 May 2013 02:32

arizonaThis year the American organization, the National Stuttering Association, celebrates it's 30th Annual Conference. The event takes place at the beautiful Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, July 3 - 7. The entire program is not completely finalized, but here is a list of titles of some of the interesting and enjoyable seminars and workshops that will be featured at this memorable annual event. The schedule will have general topics relevant to everyone, and other aimed at kids, ‘tweens, teens, families, adults, and SLPs.

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Hannah Seaman prepares for Miss World Canada Pageant
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:56

hannahLast year, Hannah Seaman was crowned Miss BC in a provincial contest. A young woman of poise and beauty, she is now preparing to compete for the title of Miss World Canada. Hannah, a person who stutters, has been active with the British Columbia Association of People who Stutter (BCAPS) and does public relations for the non-profit organization. She also attended their kids' camp, Camp BCAPS. Read here about how she is training for the upcoming pageant and her thoughts on stuttering and how it has effected her life.

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