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We are delighted to invite you to this event to mark International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD), where we will be showcasing the work and stories of people who stammer. A series of short talks from invited speakers will take place, with conversations continuing in the on-site 'Social Kitchen' (the Student Union bar) until 10pm for anyone who would like to join us.

Everyone welcome but booking is essential.

Confirmed speakers:

Namrah Chaudhry: Namrah works as a Student Services Manager at a sixth form in London. Her passion for supporting vulnerable young people did not allow her stammer to get in the way of what she believes in. From a covert stammerer to acceptance. You can find Namrah on Twitter: @Namrah_c

Oliver Cheadle: Oli is a person who stammers and a speech and language therapist. He knows firsthand how much difference the right therapy can make. He is particularly interested in new technologies to help people who stammer.

Vicky Dineshchandra: Vicky is a recent graduate who has stammered since the age of five. After hiding and surpressing his impediment for sixteen years, a CityLit speech therapy course introduced him to acceptance, something he strongly advocates to other PWS in support groups around London.

Mueid Kaleem: Mueid appeared in the 2018 documentary 'School for Stammerers'. He is a pharmacist and loves helping people with their health and medicines. He has stammered from a young age and lived all his life in fear and massive avoidance. He has recently come out of his shell and wants to live life to the fullest and not hold back anymore!

Clare Rawlings: Returning to live back in the UK after nearly 13 years travelling, Clare will share some insights into her personal experiences of living with a stammer. Very recently she has returned to work and she would like to share with you what it is like to return to work not only after taking a long time away from the workplace with a young family but also facing interviews with a stammer. She is a dedicated supporter of STAMMA, regularly answering helpline calls, she also supports the recruitment of new Speech and Language MSc students through sharing her experiences as an ‘expert by experience’ at Birmingham City University. You can find Clare on Twitter: @crawli

Mandy Taylor: Mandy is Vice Chair of the British Stammering Association and a happy stammerer. She is originally from Northern Ireland but now lives in Cheshire, in a household where stammering is the norm through three generations. She promotes positive stammering and enjoys meeting stammerers of all ages to engage in raising awareness and self-fulfillment. You can find Mandy on Twitter: @mandytaylor72

Further information about speakers and timings will be added as soon as it becomes available.

Twitter: @BhamStammering

Event hashtags: #ISADinBham #ISAD2019

For information about travel, including directions to the City South campus, please see: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-campuses/city-south-campus/map-and-directions

For more information about stammering, please visit the British Stammering Association website: www.stamma.org. You may also be interested in the ISAD 2019 online conference, which you can read more about here: http://isad.isastutter.org/

Would you like to hear about future Birmingham Stammering Network events? Sign up for updates here: https://mailchi.mp/594e9317d3e5/bhamstammering

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