The 11th National Stammering Awareness Day will take place on Saturday October 21st in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin from 10 a.m. This year’s theme is ‘A world that understands stuttering’.NSAD2017poster
As you may recall, at last year’s NSAD, Michael O’Shea stood down from his involvement in the event that he and Jonathon Linklater had coordinated together since 2007. Michael was keen for Irish Stammering Association to take over the running of NSAD. We acknowledge and thank Michael and Monica O’Shea for their hard work and dedication to 10 years of NSAD.
As well as having our traditional speakers from Irish Stammering Association and Irish McGuire Programme we’ll have a range of speakers to encourage, inspire and get you thinking. Keeping with this year’s global theme, we will have two Skype speakers including Nina G stuttering stand up comedian and activist who joins us from San Francisco. Closer to home, NCAD graduate Conor Foran will exhibit his design work ‘The Curious Paradox’ – nominated for the 2017 British Book Design and Production Awards Shortlist.
ISA Parents’ Support Network will take place at 1.00 p.m. where family members can share experiences and chat informally. ISAYiT! drama group for young people will run from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, Charlie Hughes from the Gaiety School of Acting will be giving a talk on presentation skills for adults in the afternoon.
Our day will close with a drinks reception that all are welcome to attend. A full timetable can be found here.
Parking and public transport
Hilton Kilmainham Hotel has a preferential all day parking rate of €7. This operates on a first come fist service; you must pay for this parking at reception to avail of the special rate. Alternative parking can be found at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Public transport serves Hilton Kilmainham with LUAS stops at Heuston Station and Suir Road, and several Dublin Bus routes. The Transport for Ireland website gives real time information to assist your travel.
People who stammer are individuals. We all have our own thoughts about stammering, and we have all had our own unique experiences of being a person who stammers.