International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD)

 October 22
Since 1998, every year on October 22 we celebrate ISAD. Isn’t this an excellent joint project between ISA, IFA and ELSA? Haven’t we already accomplished a lot together?
The self-help groups and the national associations become very active and creative when International Stuttering Awareness Day approaches. The Stuttering Homepage is the home of the regular online conferences on stuttering every October from October 1 to 22. There is big media coverage in many countries. People who stutter from self-help groups as well as professionals are interviewed for TV and newspapers. Excellent projects, interesting discussions and parties occur around the World around October 22. It is so gratifying to see how the national associations use this Day for working and celebrating.
Michael Sugarman and his great team, Amy Johnson, Judy Kuster and many, many others work enthusiastically to promote this day every year. Isn’t International Stuttering Awareness Day an excellent model for further future cooperation of the stuttering community together with the professionals.