Happy New Year from CSA National Coordinator

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On behalf of the CSA Board, Advisory Board and Volunteers, I’d like to wish you and your families a very Happy, Healthy and Abundant NEW YEAR 2019!

To begin with, we would like to thank those of you who have donated to the CSA in 2018 either financially or with your valuable time. Your donations help us to further our mission and vision and to get started with new initiatives.

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The Communication Experiences of People Who Stutter: A study

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The University of Ottawa Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology program is looking for people who stutter to participate in a research project. Graduate students Cynthia Rochon and Shannel Champion will be getting a first-hand account from people who stutter about their communication experiences.

The methodology they will be using is called "Photovoice" in which individuals take pictures to best represent experiences with certain situations. Ottawa SLP Caroline Bredeson is a co-supervisor on the project.

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Walk/Run Events in Toronto and St. John's raised $24,000 for Stuttering Treatment

Mary WoodEvent organizers at the Walk & Run fundraiser in St. John's.

The 2018 7th Annual “A Million Things I Need to Say” 1K/5K Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness and Fundraiser in support of the Speech and Stuttering Institute in Toronto raised over $21,000! For the first time, the same walk took place in St. John's, NL on September 29 to support The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, and raised over $3,000.

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Sports Journalist Ryan Cowley talks to CBC

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Sports journalist and frequent CSA contributor Ryan Cowley has been featured in a CBC article and interviewed for CBC radio about his job covering sports as a person who stutters. Recently Ryan experienced one of the highlights of his career when he covered the 2018 induction ceremony at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

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Mary Wood's Keynote Speech and other Conference Materials now Available

ConferenceMaterials from the 2018 CSA Conference on October 20 are now available for download. You can read the text of Mary Wood's moving keynote speech. Casey Kennedy and Anna Huynh's workshop on financial support for disability has useful pages for download. Also, David Stones' popular workshop on Neuroplasticity: Speech Workouts to Reshape Neural Pathways, Remap Your Cortex, and Improve Fluency features a handout of research papers and information on the topic. You can access these pdfs here.