Speak Freely Virtual Meetup: Monthly Links

This is a casual online event for anyone who has an interest in stuttering, including people who stutter, families, speech pathologists (and students) and friends.

Come and speak freely using whatever tools you want to (or don’t want to) use without judgement. Share your stories and journey.

Registration required

First Wednesday each month registration link

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsduCrqTguHdJzXBGo_SVFVwXk08roF8iJ

Third Wednesday each month registration link

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYocO6orDoiHdeFpMll-DXuC8oNHABqHgvR

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom will be used for the video call but an account is not required to join. 


Worldwide Virtual Meetup for Youth Who Stutter

The World Stuttering Network (WSN) is hosting a Youth Committee virtual meetup.

Please email events@speakeasy.org.au for the Zoom link.

20 February 2021

8pm – Brisbane, QLD, Australia

10am – London, UK

5am – Miami, FL, USA

What the Youth Committee does:

• World Friending Pair up for one-on-one conversations with kids who stutter (KWS) & parents from around the world!

• Panel discussion with a few adults who stutter.  Kids ask the questions!

• Games if time allows

What to expect:

• No one talks unless THEY want to. 

• Use of chat is totally cool.

How do we keep this safe for kids?

• All cameras are turned on

• A parent/guardian is on screen with the KWS.

Make new friends & have fun with the WSN Youth Committee!

Speak Freely Virtual Meetup: 17 Feb 2021

This is a casual online event for anyone who has an interest in stuttering, including people who stutter, families, speech pathologists (and students) and friends.

Come and speak freely using whatever tools you want to (or don’t want to) use without judgement. Share your stories and journey.

17 February 2021

8pm QLD

Registration required

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom will be used for the video call but an account is not required to join.

There is no limit

Stuttering related organisations around the world have signed a letter of congratulations to President Biden as the first US President who has a stutter.

Stuttering doesn’t mean we are any less intelligent, nervous or anxious. It just means that our words may take a little longer to get out so please be patient when you meet someone who has a stutter and wait for us to finish our thoughts.

The full joint letter

Dear Mr President 

Warm congratulations on your inauguration today from the stuttering community from across the globe. 

As someone with a stutter, your achievement stands testament to the fact that having a stutter is no reflection upon brains or talent.  This is an empowering message for young people who stutter here, and in every continent around the world, and a powerful message to all those who don’t stutter. Stuttering should be no bar to success.     

You stutter. We stutter. It’s how we talk.

WSN Youth Committee

I’m excited to announce that the World Stuttering Network (WSN) has recently setup a Youth Committee led by Chairman Sam, who you see in this video. They are changing one of their two monthly meetings to support the Australian time zone (and all others between here and the UK) so please check out details below. 

Please email events@speakeasy.org.au for the Zoom link and indicate if you are a parent of a youth who has a stutter, speech pathologist or speech pathology student. 

Message from WSN:

Our WSN Youth Committee Chairman, Sam Wiggins, has initiated an earlier meeting on Saturday, Jan 30th to accommodate our friends we haven’t met yet in Australia and Southeast Asia!

Date:  Saturday, Jan 30th

Time:  

• 8pm ……………… Brisbane

• 7pm ………………. Tokyo

• 3:30pm …………. New Delhi

• 10am ……………… London 

What we do:

• World Friending Pair up for one-on-one conversations with kids who stutter (KWS) & parents from around the world!

• Panel discussion with a few adults who stutter.  Kids ask the questions!

• Games if time allows

What to expect:

• No one talks unless THEY want to. 

• Use of chat is totally cool.

How do we keep this safe for kids?

In addition to Zoom’s Waiting Room feature, the initial room is used to insure:

• All cameras are turned on

• A parent/guardian is on screen with the KWS.

(For our Zoom techies, the initial Zoom room co-host becomes the gatekeeper for the meeting.  This person insures the above conditions are met and then sends participants to Breakout Room #1, which is used as the main room.  ‘Participants choose their own Breakout Room’ is disabled; manual is turned on)

Make new friends & have fun with the WSN Youth Committee!

When I Stutter Movie Free Virtual Screening

The Australian Speak Easy Association presents a free virtual screening of the movie When I Stutter (family friendly version) with a live Q&A session with Director John Gomez after the film.

“Stuttering can have a profound emotional impact on one’s life. In making WHEN I STUTTER, I was astounded by the honesty and candor with which the interviewees express themselves. From the depths of hopelessness to the heights of redemption, these stories will change how you view stuttering.”

John Gomez – Director, WHEN I STUTTER

6 February 2021

8pm Queensland, Australia time zone

Limited to the first 100 people

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom will be used for the video call but an account is not required to join.

Speak Freely Virtual Meetup: Jan 2021

This is a casual online event for anyone who has an interest in stuttering, including people who stutter, families, speech pathologists (and students) and friends.

Come and speak freely using whatever tools you want to (or don’t want to) use without judgement. Share your stories and journey.

23 January 2021

7pm QLD
8pm NSW, VIC, TAS, ACT
5pm WA

Registration required

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Zoom will be used for the video call but an account is not required to join.

NDIS and Stuttering

The Australian Speak Easy Association (ASEA) is exploring ways that members may be able to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and have already commenced interaction with senior officers of NDIS the nature of stuttering.

The NDIS is a Federal government scheme designed to assist with the provision of grants to persons who have permanent disabilities.

ASEA is seeking to find out from people who stutter (and parents of children who stutter) what their experiences have been in trying to become an eligible participant for NDIS programs.

If you, or anyone you know, have had experiences with NDIS in seeking help with a stutter, the ASEA would like to hear about your experiences.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpMXNUOqULO0Eq4l3zVaTyg9tFebnkAUO8HlJrRBP15uz4MQ/viewform?usp=sf_link