SAY: The Stuttering Association For The Young is thrilled to announce the launch of its first international arm, SAY: Australia. SAY: Australia will bring SAY’s innovative and life-changing programs to Melbourne, AU in July 2019, establishing Australia’s first organization dedicated to supporting young people who stutter.
SAY’s ground-breaking Confident Voices After-School and Weekend Program helps young people who stutter cultivate the self-confidence, lasting friendships and supportive community they need to live out of courage and follow their dreams. Speech pathologists Rich Stephens and Dr. Elaina Kefalianos will apply that model to SAY: Australia by utilizing the arts and creative expression to empower, educate, and champion children and teens who stutter, ages 8-17.
The first FREE Confident Voices: Australia Series will commence with the Melbourne My Share 10-Week Project in September 2019 at the Victorian College of the Arts(VCA). Participants will be paired with adult mentors to work on their own creative projects, which will be performed at a Gala Performance on December 7th, 2019, held at the VCA’s famous Space 28 Theatre.
We at SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young believe that every voice matters and deserves to be heard. By providing a safe space of empathy, acceptance, and support, SAY and SAY: Australia aim to empower and inspire kids and teens who stutter to speak their truth, open their hearts and be themselves.
Registration is now open for all SAY: Australia 2019/2020 programs. Visit sayaustralia.org.au or contact Rich Stephens via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.