Year: 2022

Review + Q&A: PARTS OF SPEECH by Tony Millett

“All stammerers have their private thesaurus of alternative words that avoid sounds most likely to trip and block their speech.” PARTS OF SPEECH, the new memoir from Tony Millett was released on Thursday, November 10th. This deeply personal and refreshingly candid book reflects on three generations who stammer in the Millett family. Tony is a …

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Our ISAD 2022 Schedule is here!

Our events schedule is here!To celebrate ISAD 2022 we’ve got a range of exciting events ahead.With book readings, live podcasts, mentoring programmes, research oppurtunities and more, there’s something for everyone! Take a look: Our Stambition Mentoring Programme is returning! Join Action for Stammering Children, Iain Wilkie and Sam Simpson for an information session and find out more about how to apply. Stambition …

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EVENT: #HowToBeMoreHedgehog LIVE with Author Anne-Marie Conway

What does it mean to ‘be more Hedgehog’? In the new book ‘How To Be More Hedgehog’ by Anne-Marie Conway, we find out just that.   “Lily has a stammer. When a video of her practicing her class presentation is uploaded onto YouTube – head thrust forward, eyelids fluttering, lips stretched wide – Lily’s nightmare begins. …

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STAMMAFest 2022 – Come and meet the ASC team! 

This year STAMMAFest returns and we’re pleased to say that the Action for Stammering Children team will be in attendance. We’re sponsoring Family Day on Saturday, August 27th.  There will be opportunities to hear from members of the ASC family. Two ASC sessions will be taking place on Saturday:  Michael Scott – ASC Youth Panel …

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Action for Stammering Children becomes nominated charity for Nefud Sun’s Anvil Expedition

Action for Stammering Children, the UK charity that supports children and young people who stammer, has entered into a partnership with the 2023 Nefud Desert Expedition: “Crossing the Sun’s Anvil”  to raise funds for its life-changing work and public awareness about stammering. The Nefud Desert is in the northern Arabian Peninsula. The most challenging region …

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NEWS: Marks & Spencer becomes first UK employer to offer dedicated name badges for staff who stammer

July 13th, 2022 – Marks & Spencer has become the first UK employer to offer dedicated name badges for staff who have a stammer. Thanks to a suggestion by Colleague Representative Megan Tomkies, a new name badge is available on request to all employees at M&S who have a stammer or have another speech difficulty. …

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NEWS: Two ASC Youth Panel members join Board of Trustees

We are delighted to share news that two Action for Stammering Children Youth Panel members have joined our Board of Trustees. Joe Allen and Zain Ghani have been a part of our charity since 2015 when they joined in the launch of our Youth Panel. Throughout the years both have dedicated a great deal of …

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George Freeman MP joins Action for Stammering Children to celebrate our Stambition mentoring programme

On Tuesday 28th June 2022 the wider Action for Stammering Children (ASC) family came together to recognise the recent work of our charity, Youth Panel, project partners and to celebrate our Stambition mentoring programme. The Stambition programme brings together an adult who stammers with a young person who stammers as they enter the world of work.

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My experience of attending “Talking Out” – Zain Ghani

On Monday 30th May, I attended the ASC “Talking Out” residential at Bewerley Park Centre for Outdoor Education in Harrogate. This residential provides a safe space to normalise stammering for children and young people and provide opportunities for individuals to stretch out of their comfort zone through taking part in outdoor activities. I have previously attended …

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NEWS: Action for Stammering Children appoints Ria Bernard as Chief Executive

We are delighted to share with you today the appointment of Ria Bernard as the new Chief Executive of Action for Stammering Children (ASC). In appointing her from a strong field of applicants, the Trustees commented on the strength of her vision for the charity, and her clinical and public policy experience. Ria is a …

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REVIEW: ‘Wonder Boy’ at The Old Vic, Bristol – ★★★★★

Action for Stammering Children has recently appointed a new Communications and Projects Co-ordinator, Connor Tregunna. He recently organised a theatre trip to Bristol for our Youth Panel and here is his personal review of the production.  For a long time, when I’ve told people I have a stammer, they often say “Oh, like in The King’s Speech?” …

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Help us set the questions for the future of stammering research!

Stammering charities, professional bodies, researchers, parents, teachers and young people who stammer have all come together to determine and define the most important research priorities. They have formed a steering group which have created this survey that will result in finding the most important questions to be answered by researchers, in the field of stammering.  …

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EVENT: Action for Stammering Children is excited to present ‘Stammering: A Mother’s Perspective’

Stammering: A Mother’s Perspective  When: 30th March 2022, 6.30pm Where: Zoom Action for Stammering Children is pleased to share details of an upcoming online discussion, hosted by ASC Trustee, Broadcaster, Writer and Journalist Samira Ahmed, in conversation with Actress, Comedian and Writer Lucy Porter. Both have experience of being a mother to a young person who stammers.   This is a great …

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Reaching Young People who Stammer in 2022: Action For Stammering Children joins TikTok

At Action for Stammering Children, we are driven by our six key strategic goals and our vision for a society where children and young people who stammer have the same opportunities and quality of life as their peers. Within these strategic goals is the aim of empowering children and young people who stammer by giving them a …

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Action for Stammering Children’s Chief Executive, Steven Gauge, has announced he will be stepping down in May, this year.

The Charity, Action for Stammering Children looks back at the work...

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