ISA statement re SSNO funding scheme

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Funding | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association (ISA) welcomes Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD’s decision to restore funding through the SSNO scheme. ISA also welcomes a review of the scheme that will help find a more long-term sustainable solution to funding core costs of organisations delivering front line services in the health and disability sector. Irish Stammering Association is the only national organisation representing people who stammer and their families and supporting professionals working in the field....

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ISAYiT! Summer Camp a Great Success

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 in ISAYiT! | 0 comments

ISAYiT! Summer Camp has been running in Dublin this week for young people who stutter. We developed characters from objects, building these into a story involving legendary artist Matilda Treebody. You can see some of her amazing work in the photos! Fear, happiness and revenge ere themes to draw on in the workshop sessions and gave rise to some exciting and intriguing dialogues between our young actors. The youngsters added music to the scenes and put on an award winning performance to much applause from the audience. Confidence was boosted,...

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ISAYiT! Summer Camp 2014

Posted by on Jun 23, 2014 in Events, ISAYiT! | 0 comments

Announcing the Irish Stammering Association summer drama camp in Dublin for young people who stammer between ages 8 to 17 years. ISAYiT! camp takes place from 7th to 11th July from 10am to 2pm each day and will be held in Temple Bar. There will be games, activities, drama, people to meet and lots of fun, of course. Cost is €100 for week. Text or call Veronica & Aisling on 086 0736328 for more information or to book a place. ISAYiT! drama camps offer young people who stammer an opportunity to express themselves creatively among a group of...

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Team ISA at the Women’s Mini Marathon

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Funding | 0 comments

Congratulations to Team ISA, Suzanne, Bevin and Veronica who completed the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on Monday 2nd June in style. Special mention for Suzanne who, on her first time to take part, completed it in an amazing time of  1h 7 minutes. Well done to all! You can still show your support by donating any amount small or large by sending us in a cheque or postal order or using the donate button on our...

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Women’s Leadership Project

Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Events | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association are running a new initiative; The Women’s Leadership Project. As well as meeting other women who stutter during the workshops, women will have the opportunity to build their confidence and abilities and identify how they can develop into positive role models for female stuttering population. The project will be in two parts, there will be a one day workshop and then a follow up a number of weeks later. This follow up will be tailored to the individual and can range from a follow up phone call or a...

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ISAYiT! Workshop

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in ISAYiT! | 0 comments

ISAYiT! ( Irish Stammering Association Youth international Theatre!) held  a workshop on Sunday 25th May. By all accounts the day was full of games, shouting, movement, improvisation and general mayhem. The youngsters look like they had fun in this photo. With thanks to Kate (back left) drama tutor from Gaiety School of Acting and Aisling ( back right) from ISA. Look out for details of our week long summer camp starting 7th July in conjunction with Gaiety School of acting. Open to young people who stammer between the ages of 8 and...

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10K for ISA

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in Funding, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Team ISA are taking part in this weekend’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. Suzanne, Bevin and Veronica will be braving the elements on Monday 2nd June to raise funds for Irish Stammering Association. You can support Team ISA by sending in a cheque, postal order or donating online. Give them a cheer as they fly by!...

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Caint Gan Eagla – Conference Day 2014 – Talk Without Fear

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in ISA Day | 0 comments

ISA is pleased to announce details of Conference Day 2014 for everyone connected by stammering including adults who stammer, young people who stammer, and parents of those who stammer. Our day ‘caint gan eagla’ meaning ‘talk without fear’. is a reminder that no one needs to fear speaking – including those who stammer. You’ll have the opportunity to listen to some great speakers and to meet other people who stammer. There will be facilitated sessions for adults who stammer, young people, and a group for parents too. ISA AGM will take place in...

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The Hospital Saturday Fund makes donation to Irish Stammering Association

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Funding | 0 comments

At a special reception held by The Hospital Saturday Fund at the Mansion House in Dublin on the 20th February 2014, ISA received €3,000 to support adults who stammer improve their communication skills. In total 30 charities and organisations received donations totaling €100,000 at the event which was hosted by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, Vice-President of The Hospital Saturday Fund. The Lord Mayor, speaking at the reception acknowledged the extraordinary work of all the charities receiving funds from Hospital Saturday Fund. Paul...

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Survey for Adults who Stammer

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in Research | 0 comments

Irish Stammering Association are helping researchers at University of East Anglia, UK,  to run a questionnaire  participation in research by adults who stammer… “We are interested in the reasons why people agree or decline to take part in research studies about stammering. If you are an adult who stammers (18 years or older), we would be grateful if you would answer the questions in this short survey. All of your answers will be treated confidentially and will be pooled with answers from other people for analysis. The results of...

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