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Bruce Willis and other well known AIS supporters in People Magazine
October 22, 2021
On International Stuttering Awareness Day 2021, People published the article "10 Stars Who Have Opened Up About Living with a Stutter" - with several mentions of support and involvement with the American Institute for Stuttering.
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Carl Herder joins Joseph Ferguson and the AJC to talk about AIS
September 16, 2021
Carl Herder, our Atlanta Clinic Director, was interviewed by Joseph Ferguson for the Atlanta Journal Consitution's "Access Atlanta" podcast. The episode was published alongside a personal essay on stuttering written by Joseph Ferguson, a person who stutters himself.
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AIS Board Member Bill Marsillo Speaks about Stuttering as a Litigator
July 19, 2021
William "Bill" Marsillo, who has been at Boies Schiller for nearly 22 years, says his stutter probably forces him to prepare for oral argument more than most lawyers. But he says that extra practice also provides him an opportunity “to play the chess game out repeatedly” in his head and be better prepared for unpredictable moments.
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Emily Blunt reveals how a stutter helped her become an actress by giving her 'fluency I wasn't otherwise capable of'
July 17, 2021
This Daily Mail article details an interview with AIS Board Member Emily Blunt, who talks about growing up as a person who stutters, and how acting helped her find her courage to speak.
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AIS Gala Speaker Featured on Seen and Heard Youth
June 6, 2021
AIS Gala Speaker, Jolie, was featured in an article on the Seen and Heard Youth website. Seen and Heard Youth aims to amplify the voices of exceptional young people, particularly those who have faced challenges due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, physical or intellectual ability, mental illness, or socioeconomic status.
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"Emily Blunt has a responsibility 'to enlighten people' about stuttering"
June 5, 2021
AIS Board Member Emily Blunt discusses stuttering and her involvement with the American Institute for Stuttering. “I feel like I have a real sense of purpose with this foundation because it's so personal to me. I understand the anguish that these kids and adults are going through."
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