To: Stuttering Community
From: Keith Boss
Regarding: October 2015 eNewsflash

International Stuttering Awareness Day 2015 Online Conference

The International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference is underway, and runs until International Stuttering Awareness Day on October 22nd.

The theme is “Spread the Word through Education, Cooperation and Communication”.

  • Education to children who stutter, people who stutter, families, friends, employers and employees;
  • Cooperation with people across borders, countries and associations, encouraging appropriate therapies, research and setting up well-prepared self-help organizations; to improve
  • Communication skills day by day, thus reducing the burden of stuttering to enable people who stutter to live and thrive as assets to their community and nation.

We welcome people who stutter (PWS), clinicians and students, family, friends, acquaintances, health professionals, teachers, police and anyone who has any links to PWS or children who stutter (CWS).

We especially welcome students. They are the clinicians of tomorrow. It is very important that they have lots of time reading the papers, looking at the videos, making comments and asking questions. This is an ideal opportunity — 22 days — to meet PWS from around the world via the Internet. Please also visit the Experts section and ask questions there as well.

Everyone is welcome to return to the conference as often as they like. Reading all the new questions and answers, browsing more papers / videos as well, is a very good way to learn about people who stutter. Once clinicians and students learn about us you are better placed to apply what the International Fluency Association endorses and calls the ABC (affect, behaviour, cognition) view of our stuttering disorder, if you are not doing so already.

Please spread the word about this 18th ISAD online conference and 18th ISAD to your family and friends. Put it on facebook and Twitter. Let the world hear about us and help to spread the awareness of stuttering to the four corners of the world.

Tell us about what you plan to do on October 22nd. Read what other people plan.

Let us all celebrate this conference and the 18th ISAD and let us spread awareness around the world and let us tackle the stigma of stuttering, which still remains in many countries, together.

Have fun and enjoy October with us. Tell the world.

Details about all of this can be found at

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Board of Directors and Advisory Board

At the world Congress in 2016, we will be electing a new Board of Directors. Do you, or any of the other members of your national stuttering association, want to find out more about the roles of your Directors and want to stand for election? If so, please contact me ( Only 9 people can be elected, so if you want to consider your own self-election proposal, then contact me as soon as you can.

Norimune Kawai, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Professor, Director The Center for Special Needs Education Research and Practice  Graduate School of Education  Department of Educational, Cultural, and Regional Studies has now joined the Advisory Board.

One Voice 37

There were not enough articles submitted to produce One Voice 37 at this time. I will try again at the end of the year. Readers like to read about what you are doing, so please think about what you can send. Thank you.

You can write about:

  • What you are doing for the ISA;
  • What you did for ISAD on October 22nd;
  • What is going on in your own Associations / Countries;
  • Self help groups / Chapters in your own Countries;
  • Anything you want to tell to our Global community;
  • Any conferences / Open Days you held or were part of recently? What are you planning to do in the near future? Readers would really like to hear your experiences;
  • Do you have any useful research;
  • Anything many members want to read is welcome;
  • Photos with any article will be very helpful.

If you need inspiration, please see

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Other ISA Business

  1. World Congress 2016 —- Join ISA/NSA in Atlanta in 2016!

    Get ready to be dazzled as the National Stuttering Association returns to Atlanta for the ISA/NSA 11th World Congress for people who stutter, July 5-10, 2016!

    In 2016, the NSA conference joins up with the International Stuttering Association World Congress and heads to one of the most beautiful cities in the Southeast – Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta uniquely blends southern hospitality with a modern, cosmopolitan touch.  One of the most booming regions in the country, Atlanta hosted the 1996 Olympic games and is home to some of the largest companies in the entire world.Our hotel is the spectacular Hyatt Regency Atlanta, located right in the heart of downtown. This property boasts all of the amenities that you have come to expect from a World Conference – a pool, gym, and even the only revolving rooftop restaurant in the city! Easily accessible by mass-transit, the hotel is just a half hour direct MARTA ride from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  You will want to make your hotel reservations early to ensure space and the best deal available.When visiting Atlanta, you will never find yourself short of things to do, because it’s all here, and just steps outside the hotel. If you have the itch to do some shopping, head over to Buckhead and Phipps Plaza, home to the trendiest malls featuring all of the major brand names. If pushing yourself to your physical limits is what gets your blood pumping, head out for a run in scenic Piedmont Park. If the nightlife is what you’re after, Underground Atlanta has your number, with an extensive selection of restaurants and bars to congregate at.

    Of course, Atlanta is known for some dynamite family attractions, as well. Check out the World of Coca-Cola and discover everything from how the taste is in different countries to the fiercely protected secret formula. The Atlanta Zoo is home to some incredibly exotic animals and even some adorable pandas that are just begging to have their picture taken. If it’s all things media that you crave, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to take the CNN tour, and get an up close and personal look at one of the largest networks in the world.   Seeking a bit more excitement?  Take a tram to the very top of Stone Mountain and view the breathtaking Atlanta skyline or head to the ballpark to check out the Atlanta Braves in their last season at Turner Field.

    Whatever you decide to do with your free time in Atlanta there will be no shortage of activities and attractions to choose from!

    Register and make your reservations now for July 5-10, 2016 and we will see YOU in Atlanta.


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  2. 12th World Congress 2016 — Join ICA/IFA/ISA in Argentina, Japan or South Africa 2018!

    This will be a joint World Congress with the ICA & IFA & ISA.

    It will be in 2018. The IFA had already started to organize this between the ICA and the IFA when we expressed interest. At the last IFA World Congress this year in Lisbon, three Countries made bids to hold the next one in 2018. The three Countries were Argentina, Japan and South Africa. Details of the bids can be seen at

    Please look at these bids. If you have questions, please ask me and I will pass them on.

    Please let me know before the end of October, which bid you support. I will pass these on to the IFA Board. They will let everyone know early in 2016 where the Congress will be held.

Enjoy autumn. There are beautiful scenes to see in the Countryside where trees will soon start to drop their multi – coloured leaves.

My warmest wishes to you all,

Keith Boss (Chair International Stuttering Association (ISA))