International Stammering Awareness Day 2019

International Stammering Awareness Day 2019

Put Tuesday 22nd October in your diaries, as it's International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) 2019. Check out what's going on this year.

What's happening?

Podcast with Scroobius Pip

Distraction Pieces podcast
Distraction Pieces podcast

The great Scroobius Pip (now one of our patrons) recorded a very special edition of his podcast Distraction Pieces with us and three of our members. Download/stream it on iTunes/Android/Spotify by clicking below. If you haven't heard it before, the podcast has a huge following and has featured loads of big names such as Mary J Blige, Louis Theroux, Sarah Pascoe, Danny Boyle, Russell Brand, etc.

Listen to the Distraction Pieces podcast Stamma special here.

ISAD poster
Our new poster campaign 

Following the success of our nationwide advertising campaign over the summer, we'll be launching new posters featuring people who stammer (you can order some for free up until ISAD - see here). 

Use our social media assets

We've got banners and pictures for updating your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts featuring Scroobius Pip and some of our amazing members. Find out how to download them here.

Twitter banners
One of the social media banners you can download.

Tweet about yourself — tell the world how you're smashing it as someone who stammers; tell us what job you do, something you've achieved or something you're proud of. Include the hashtags #Istammer and #ISAD2019

Stock up on our merch

We've got wristbands, badges, stickers, postcards, posters, leaflets and brand new travel pass holders and 'I Stammer' cards to help you spread the word and start conversations. Visit our shop here and fill your boots.


ISAD Online ConferenceEvents

ISAD Online Conference, 1st-22nd Oct. The theme for this year's annual event hosted by the International Stuttering Association is 'Growth through speaking' and features papers and creative expressions from peers and professionals. It's live now and ends on ISAD itself, so click here to take a look.

Balancing Body & Mind
Balancing Body & Mind (art exhibition), 
15th-27th Oct, Lincoln. Artist Wendy Ronaldson's art installation exploring speech and stammering (with a workshop on Tues 22nd Oct). Find out more here.King's Speech black tie dinner event

King's Speech black tie dinner, 19th Oct, 6pm, Edinburgh. To celebrate ISAD as well as the 80th anniversary of George VI's speech to the nation once war was declared (as depicted in The King's Speech), there's a 3-course dinner event, with an after-dinner speech by Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffy. It's co-organised by the Defence Stammering Network's Jimmy Lang MBE. Get tickets here.  

ISAD event at Birmingham City University, 22nd Oct, 6pm-8pm, Birmingham. An evening of short talks from speakers with conversations continuing in the on-site 'Social Kitchen' (the Student Union bar) until 10pm. Find out more here.

ISAD event for students and staff at SOAS University. 22nd Oct, 1pm-2:30pm, London. As open event with stalls and talks giving information to students who stammer and staff on how to support them. Find out more here.

Thriving with a stammer event. 23rd Oct, 6pm-8:30pm, London. A series of personal, inspirational and myth-busting talks about stammering, hosted by UCL Giving Voice and the London Stammering Support Group. Find out more here.

Unspoken, 22nd-26th Oct, Oxford. A show that’s part-theatre, part-research study, with the audience being asked to provide data for a paper on how society views people with speech impediments. More details here. Read a Q&A with its producer, Catherine Woolley, here.


Giving Voice to Stammering webinar, 28th Oct, 1pm-1:45pm. A free webinar on how speech & language therapists can work with and support people who stammer. Open to anyone with an interest in stammering. More information here.

If you're putting on an event yourself, give us the details and we'll shout about it here and on social media - email

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