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Our research activity – and the chance to take part!

Over the last year, we’ve been keen to bring you insights into the ongoing research taking place in the world of stammering. From our new podcast series, Stammercast, in which our fantastic Youth Panel have spoken to academics across UK institutions about their research projects to events that shed light on international research activity. On …

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The Oxford Dysfluency Conference: learning from researchers across the globe

Last week researchers from around the world came together for the 12th Oxford Dysfluency Conference, which for the first time took place online. Over two days, more than 300 delegates were able to immerse themselves in the wealth of research that is taking place internationally and hear from a host of eminent academics in the …

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We are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2020

Where one donation, creates twice the impact We are taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge this year! It’s a brilliant way to support Action for Stammering Children, by simply donating online. The campaign works by doubling your donation during the week from the 1st – 8th December. Any money raised this week will go towards …

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Chair of Trustees, Joanna Hunter OBE, is stepping down next year.

Chair of Trustees, Joanna Hunter OBE, is stepping down next year.

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Stambition

One-to-one career mentors for young people who stammer...

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It’s International Stammering Awareness Day 2020!

Thursday 22nd October 2020 is International Stammering Awareness Day. This year our focus is to empower children and young people who stammer...

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Lockdown sees 57% rise in calls to stammering helpline

The number of calls to the stammering helpline have increased by 57.6% over Lockdown...

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Enhancing our understanding: stammering & mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to share with you some of the work we’re doing to advance our understanding...

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2.6 Challenge Triumph

Wow! What a day. 

The friends and supporters of Action for Stammering Children really did us proud with their 2.6 challenge. 50 wonderful people all running, walking...

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Michael Derrig-Adams, who raised over £13,000, was interviewed on ITV news and Channel 5!

Michael Derrig-Adams, who last year raised over £13,000...

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“Over a fifth of Britons feel comfortable with jokes about stammering” finds YouGov Study

“Over a fifth of Britons feel comfortable with jokes about stammering” finds YouGov Study

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Calling children who stammer and their parents to be part of an online UCL research study

Would you like to take part in this new research study about stammering?

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Travers Reid Hon FRCSLT Co-founder and Life President of Action for Stammering Children

Travers Reid...

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Postcode lottery in specialist stammering services across the UK

Read our latest report...

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Upcoming Event – Sir Michael Palin: Live on Stage at Cadogan Hall

Join Michael at Cadogan Hall on the 26th February 2020...

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‘Strictly’ Leaderboard and Meet the Couples!

Meet the couples and check out who's top of the leaderboard!

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Careers Networking Event

For young people who stammer, climbing the first rungs of the career ladder...

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“When I met Michael Palin”

I arrived at the BBC studios filled with excitement for that morning...

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We Did It! Thank you for helping us reach our Big Give Christmas Challenge Target

WE DID IT! Thanks to your...

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Double Your Donation this week with the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help ASC raise £20k for the...

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Congratulations Phoebe and Team Rickshaw!

They've done it! Team Rickshaw have completed...

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Trustees’ Week: Claudine writes about her experience as a Trustee for ASC

I write these words five days...

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Youth Panelist, Phoebe, to take part in BBC One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge!

Pheobe from the ASC Youth...

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The Travers Reid Award 2018

Applications are invited for the 2018 Travers Reid Award to be made in honour...

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ASC Youth Panelist, Phoebe, blogs about first ‘Stamback in Time’ Session

When we arrived...

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Hard-hitting speech by fifteen-year-old student wins “Speak Out” Challenge!

Fifteen-year-old Erin...

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Captain Jimmy Lang on why he became a Stambassador

It is important that children, who are our future, are...

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ASC Launches Stamback In Time

Action for Stammering Children are very excited to announce...

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Stambassadors – Inspiring Young People To Think Big About Their Career

Whether they’re moving on...

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Stammering Network congratulate ITV on raising awareness of stammering

ITV has raised awareness...

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COOP Community Fund – How to choose Action for Stammering Children if you live outside London

As we kick off the new year...

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THANK YOU for Helping Us Raise Over £30k!

WE DID IT! Thanks to your generosity, we’ve managed...

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Double your Donation with the Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help ASC raise £30k for the MPC Helpline...

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Ed Balls Talks to Nursery World about his Stammer and work with ASC

Every year on 22 October I make sure I show my support...

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Chief Executive, Phil Pyatt, tells us about his first year at ASC

Well, it’s been over a year now since I became...

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ASC Launches New Website in time for ISAD!

Happy International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) everyone!

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Youth Panel Member, James, raises money for ASC!

On Saturday the 14th of October I set out...

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Why Phil’s Stammer inspired him to become an SLT

As I grew up with a stammer, becoming a speech...

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Colin Firth and Ed Balls host private screening for ASC

Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth and Ed Balls, former...

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Coping with Stammering at University

A few weeks ago I was contacted by my speech and language therapist, Teressa Howarth...

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ASC Youth Panel Member, Joe Allen, discusses stammering on BBC Essex!

I have been attending...

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Latest News from the ASC Youth Panel

Another Saturday and another successful meeting...

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ASC Youth Panel – One Year On!

From the Youth Panel first forming in September 2015...

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Zain Ghani, ASC Youth Panel Member – Work Experience – Speaker’s House Event

Monday 17th October was...

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ASC survey of stammering services

Action for Stammering Children has released...

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A warm welcome to our new Youth Panel members!

ASC’s mission is to transform...

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An Interview with Ben Cleary

Ben Cleary is a film writer and director from Dublin and his recent short film ‘Stutterer’...

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An open letter to young women who stammer

In October 2015, ASC launched it’s Youth Panel...

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Calling all parents!

As part of ASC’s continuing review of speech and language services across the UK, we have commissioned a survey...

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A message from our Youth Panel

We asked Joel Winston, a member of our Youth Panel to write about what it's like...

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A call to all SLTs!

Action for Stammering Children (ASC) has commissioned an independent review to help us...

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One London Virgin Money Marathon place available!

On the Sunday 24th April 2016, over 50,000 runners will take part...

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ASC’s newly appointed Youth Panel

The Board of Trustees of ASC recognise that children and young people...

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Want to run for charity?

Action for Stammering Children (ASC) has some exciting news for you all.

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Why we work with young people

Some thoughts from Jane Harley, one of...

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May the force be with you this bank holiday!

Today is everyone’s favourite Friday…the Friday before Bank Holiday Monday! 

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Training for the Marathon? Pft… I trained for the circus today (The Marathon runners win!)​

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Ed Balls: Help Unlock a Child’s Voice

I was honoured to join Action for Stammering Children (ASC)...

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January Blues?

The festive period is now just a distant memory and the January blues are biting...

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A Wonderful Time to Join ASC

It’s two days until Christmas and I haven’t bought a single present yet…

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Intense!

It’s the last afternoon of the Michael Palin Centre ‘intensive’ (that’s a two week intensive group therapy course...

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Children who Stammer Make Some Noise (and so do Michael and Ed!)

A number of London radio stations...

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All in a day’s work

It was the last day of our two-week group intensive therapy course for young people who stammer aged 15 to 18...

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‘Old Boys’ and ‘Old Girls’

We sometimes wonder what happened to children and young people who have attended for therapy...

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