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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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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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Strengthening intervention trials for children and adolescents who stammer

An exciting new paper was...

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Read our latest annual review

Highlights from our annual review 2020/21...

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Travers Reid Award Winner

Congratulations to Rakesh Chowkalli...

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Calling children who stammer and their parents for an online UCL research study

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The Youth Panel is recruiting for 2020

The Youth Panel is recruiting for 2020...

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Congratulations Phoebe and Team Rickshaw!

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

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