The theme of this year’s online conference is This year’s theme is, “Being Seen, Being Heard – Representation and normalization of stuttering in the mainstream”.
You’ve probably seen movies and documentaries on stuttering. But to be honest, do these really represent us? Or are these stuttering characters increasing the many myths about stuttering? What if stuttering could become something that just IS, not wrong, not weird, just a part of society. Let’s free our voices, speak up, and show our stutter. We have the right to be heard. Because we have a voice.
As a PWS, as a child who stutters (CWS), as a parent, as a clinician, employee and teacher, have a story to tell, advice to give and share good practice. So share it! Send organizers your thoughts and experiences, your therapy and research, in written papers, graphic research results, videos, photo slides, cartoons, poems, children’s drawings, and any other expressive creations on the theme. Through this year’s conference we offer you a stage to ‘Being Seen, Being Heard’.
An enthusiastic team made up of Anita Blom, Hanan Hurwitz, McKenzie Jemmett, Pamela Mertz, Tiffani Kittilstved, Jaime Michise, Elias Apreko, Shilpa Sagwal and Bruce Imhoff will coordinate this year’s event, continuing the hard work of Judy Kuster who ran previous Online Conferences. The ISAD online conference is a private initiative by volunteers, and totally independent from any organisation.
This year, the Online Conference will start October 1 and finish October 31, acknowledging the many events around the world on October 22, International Stuttering Awareness Day.
Visit ISAD.live for more information, submission instructions, and to take part in the online conference.