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. 


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

Find the Right Words

Global campaign launches to tackle the harmful language around stuttering

Find the Right Words, created by VMLY&R, aims to change public perception and start a new conversation about stuttering.

A global campaign, created by VMLY&R and in collaboration with Stamma and Wikipedia, launches to change the public’s perception of stuttering. “Find the Right Words” aims to start a new conversation around harmful biased language, one which has never entered the public eye when it comes to stuttering.

The ASEA also launches Editorial Guidelines to create lasting change and enable everyone to find the right words when thinking or speaking about stuttering. We hope the guidelines can set an example in the publishing, creative, recruitment and education sectors.

Stamma in the UK, the National Stuttering Association in the USA, the Canadian Stuttering Association, and the Irish Stammering Association are also supporting “Find the Right Words” campaign, giving the message a truly global reach.

Credits –

Agency: VMLY&R

  • Chief Creative Officer: Laurent Simon
  • Creative Director: Adam Noel
  • Creatives: Dan Liakh & Josh Croston
  • Account Director: Elliot Duck
  • Strategist: Ollie Chakraverty
  • Producer: Joseph Walker
  • Senior Designer: Dominic Frain

Production Company: Scissors & Glue

  • Director: Chris Daw
  • Producer: Joseph Walker
  • VO Artist: Scroobius Pip
  • Sound Engineer: Aaron Croston
  • Composer: Dan Liakh

About VMLY&R

VMLY&R is a global brand experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. The agency is made up of nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with principal offices in Kansas City, New York, London, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. VMLY&R works with client partners including Colgate-Palmolive, Danone, Dell, Ford, Diageo, Pfizer and Wendy’s. For more information, visit http://www.vmlyr.com. VMLY&R is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).