At SAY, we are proud to support and celebrate the voices of the more than 70 million people worldwide who stutter, every day. As October 22nd approaches, we rejoice in inspiring and spreading global stuttering awareness and sharing our celebration with the world on International Stuttering Awareness Day!
Here are some fun ways to get into the #ISAD2021 spirit and join the festivities by learning more about stuttering, raising awareness in your community, and remembering that for people who stutter, EVERY DAY is Stuttering Awareness Day.
This powerful new PSA, created in partnership with The Stuttering Association for the Young and creative agency BBDO, aims to ignite an overdue national conversation around stuttering to raise awareness and help viewers understand how to supportively listen to people who stutter, and give them as much time as they need to speak.
Please enjoy In the Spotlight and then download & SHARE it on your social media platforms using the hashtag #SpacetoStutter!
This award-winning independent documentary from Executive Producers Mariska Hargitay, Peter Hermann, Paul Rudd, and George Springer, follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at SAY and Camp SAY. Over the course of a year, we witness firsthand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it is really, REALLY okay to stutter.
You can rent, buy, or stream My Beautiful Stutter on iTunes & AppleTV and discovery+ in the U.S. and internationally on Vimeo on Demand. Celebrate ISAD 2021 by hosting a Watch Party with family and friends!
ISAD is a perfect time to learn more about stuttering and the best ways we can be there for people who stutter with patience, understanding, and allyship.
CLICK BELOW to review SAY’s Stuttering 101 & Listening Tips for the facts about stuttering and advice to help us supportively and respectfully listen to people who stutter.
We are excited to spend the week shining a light on the powerful voices of people who stutter. Here are just a few members of our SAY community that never fail to inspire us:
Acclaimed choreographer Ken Roberson shares his early challenges with stuttering, the invaluable importance of family and community support, and his advice to people who don’t stutter for SAY’s MY STUTTER Video Series:
SAY and Camp SAY alum and current Camp SAY counselor Julianna Padilla bravely closed our 2021 Annual Spring Gala with HUGE NEWS and a beautiful song:
Recent SAY and Camp SAY grad Sutanya passionately recites her original poem, I Want You to Know for our IG series, Spoken Word Moment:
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