Stuttering Pride – Respect, Dignity, Recognition
The 10th National Stammering Awareness Day takes place on October 22nd 2016 in the Hilton Kilmainham Hotel, Dublin. The theme for this year is: Stuttering Pride – Respect, Dignity, Recognition. NSAD was established by Michael O’Shea and Jonathon Linklater in 2007. In its 10 years NSAD has enjoyed many international and homegrown speakers, run workshops for children and parents and brought closer together the community of people who stammer. NSAD has featured informative and enjoyable sessions including face painting for kids, drama with ISAYiT! and the Gaiety School of Acting, student presentations, research studies, academic presentations and inspiring stories from hundreds of people who stammer. These people who stammer (possibly including you) have come together to use their voices, listen to others, meet up and to support other people who stammer. NSAD has been generously funded by Speak Soon Communications. Additional support has come from Irish Stammering Association – who have operated workshops for parents, children and teenagers who stutter – as well as Irish McGuire Programme. ISA extends a special invitation to you for this 10th National Stammering Awareness Day. Entry is free and people who stutter, their friends and families are invited to learn more about stammering in a supportive and safe environment. The provisional programme can be found below. We hope that you can make this special event.
Saturday October 22nd 2016 (10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.), Hilton Hotel, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.
The day starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4.30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments will be served.
10 Opening Welcome – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
10:15 Callum Wells (person who stutters and speech and language therapist)
10:30 Patrick O’Hanlon (Person who stutters)
11:00 Coffee Tea & coffee break
11:30 Keynote: Michael Ryan (Chairman, Irish Stammering Association)
12:00 Karen Nelligan (Person who stutters)
12:15 Ray Croke (Person who stutters)
12:30 Keynote: Mary Moorehead (Irish McGuire Programme)
14:00 Keynote: Dr. Triona Lanigan (Talk Title: Beyond words, a psychological approach to stammering)
14.30 Madeleine Foley (parent of teenager who stutters)
14:45 Mary O’Dwyer (speech and language therapist)
15:00 Keynote: Dr. Shelly Jo Kraft (Wayne State University, USA)
15:30 Robert O’Brien (Person who stutters)
15:45 Ian Hickey and Patrick Campbell (Irish Stammering Association and British Stammering Association)
16:10 Closing comments – Michael O’Shea & Jonathon Linklater
11:00 – 13:45 : Breakout room: ISAYiT! drama group facilitated by Gaiety School of Acting
13:00 – 13:10 : Irish Stammering Association – Extraordinary General Meeting
13:10 – 13.50 : Main Room: ISA Parent Support Network meeting (all parents welcome)
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.