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International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD) event

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Birmingham City University, City South Campus (SCT009)

Westbourne Road

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B15 3TN

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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 will take place between 5.30-7.30pm, with conversations continuing in the on-site Student Union bar until 10pm for anyone who would like to join us. We have a number of exciting speakers lined up already, including:

Adam Wright

Adam is 39 and has stammered all of his life. Throughout childhood he always thought life would be a low key mundane experience because of his stammer but through hard work and therapy, he has managed to carve out a successful career in Social Work and lead a happy life. He is a proud advocate of #itsokaytostammer. Adam's documentary 'Living with a stammer' can be viewed via this link: https://youtu.be/VL6jG3TMqPE You can find Adam on Twitter: @Wrighti1

Ayo Adesanya

Ayo is an individual dedicated to helping others find their own roads to self-actualisation. As a person who stutters, Ayo knows all too well some of the impact stuttering can have on a person's life. Ayo has gone through a long process of personal growth and development and has finally found his voice. You can find Ayo on Twitter: @stopholdingback and Instagram: @ayo.stopholdingback

Luke Collins

Luke is a filmmaker and Assistant Lecturer at Coventry University. He is the author and director of 'Cappuccino', a short film exploring the experience of a stammer. You can find Luke on Twitter: @Luke_C

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

Naheem Bashir

Naheem is a person who stammers and a PhD student at UCL researching the neurological basis of stammering and therapeutic interventions. Naheem also co-leads the London Stammering Association Support Group and plays an active role in raising awareness of the experience of stammering through talks and events. You can find Naheem on Twitter: @NaheemBashir

Philip Robinson

Philip is a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in the area of dysfluency. He grew up with a stammer, which is what led him to working in this field. You can find Philip on Twitter: @SLT_Phil

Ruban Pillai

Ruban works in Risk Management within Investment Banking. He was previously a Football Development Officer, delivering sessions to schools, special needs groups and high-risk students. He has a YouTube channel that shares positive media related to speech and also acted as a Toastmaster club Treasurer. His personal development quest has taken him on an exciting and fulfilling journey. Follow Ruban on Twitter: @StammerHacks

(Please note that this line up may be subject to change.)

A timetable for the event will be released in due course. Please note that booking is essential and only individuals who have booked tickets in advance will be admitted on the day. Information about travel and parking can be found here: http://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.stammering.org. You may also be interested in the ISAD 2018 online conference, which you can read more about here: http://isad.isastutter.org/

Event hashtag: #ISADinBrum

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