Get involved this #ISAD23
In the run up to International Stammering Awareness Day on Sunday 22nd October, we have a host of things planned to raise the profile around stammering.
Read on to find out how you can get involved – and let us know what you’re up to!
Watch & Share: BBC Lifeline Appeal
Last weekend, our BBC Lifeline Appeal presented by Vice President and British actor, Colin Firth, was broadcast on BBC1. Our appeal will run until 5th November and is a brilliant way to get people talking about stammering.
Will you help us share the appeal so that we can raise awareness about stammering and the support available to families?
BBC One – Lifeline, Action for Stammering Children
Listen: Stammer Stories Podcast
Ambassador of Action for Stammering Children and founder of the Stammer Stories Podcast, William Laven, has recorded a special episode for ISAD 2023.
In this episode, Will is joined by Sam, Georgie and Thomas from our Youth Panel. Tune in as they discuss the Youth Panel past and present, experiences of growing up with a stammer, and the work the charity does to support families across the country.
Keep an eye out for the special episode on our socials this #ISAD23 weekend.
Call to Action: #AboutMyStammer school campaign
In collaboration with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, we are running a special campaign to raise awareness about stammering in schools.
Young people who stammer have designed posters to share their words of wisdom and challenge common misconceptions.
This October, why not ask your school to put these posters up around your school?
Download posters for your school
Sign up: Research Priorities Workshop
We have a few spots left for our Research Priorities Workshop, which was re-scheduled to take place on Saturday 4th November. We are inviting anyone who falls into the following groups to join us for the day to determine the priorities for future research into childhood stammering:
- Children & young people who stammer (up to 25 years of age)
- Parents/guardians of children who stammer
- Health & education professionals who work with children who stammer
The workshop takes place in Central London, and participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses and receive £50 as a thank you for their time.
Sign up here by Sunday 23rd October
Don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to this weekend to raise awareness about stammering!