The announcements for the 1999 online conference were accidentally deleted. However, most of them were found in the Wayback Machine ( http://web.archive.org/web/20010509114520/184.108.40.206/isad99announcements/) and are provided below. JAK
This page was created to post announcements of International Stuttering Day 1999 (ISAD99) events around the world and other information related to ISAD.
ISAD99 online conference Judy Kuster 8/13/99
Walk and Talk around the World Christine Simpson 8/13/99
To truly make this a worldwide event, Christine would like to contact people who stutter around the world who would be interested in organizing a sponsored walk in their country. All proceeds would go to their local stuttering organization.
Christine's aim is to have a series of walks around the world, all happening on the same day, Sunday, October 24, 1999, called "Walk and Talk around the World."
In a sponsored walk, each participant asks friends, family and colleagues to donate a specified amount of money per mile or kilometer walked by the sponsored participant; or a sponsor can choose to pledge an amount to a participant for simply participating in the walk. The walk is usually around five (5) miles but it can be longer or shorter.
One of the aims of "Walk and Talk around the World" is to increase awareness of stuttering, so please invite your friends and/or relatives to walk with you. They will have the opportunity to learn more about stuttering, and get to know other people who stutter as well as you.
If you are interested in organizing a walk, or have other ideas for an event that could be included in "Walk and Talk around the World", please contact Christine Simpson at 108 Salmon Street, Kingsbury, London, NW9 8NJ, United Kingdom. Telephone: 011 44 181 205 7678 ------ E-mail: email@example.com -- Christine will be happy to answer questions about how to organize one of these events and will give support to anyone wanting to participate.
For more information, check out the Walk and Talk around the World web site at http://www.atyrer.demon.co.uk/walktalk/index.htm which will be updated regularly.
Workshop Day - Kids/Teens Who Stutter -Portland, ME Marybeth Allen 8/25/99
Sponsored by: Dept. of Comm. Sci. & Disorders, Univ. of Maine, Univ. of Southern Maine Dept. of Linguistics, Eastern Maine Chapter of the National Stuttering Project (Association), University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion, and Fluency Discussion Group-Maine.
Workshop Co-Directors: Marybeth S. Allen, M.A., CCC-SLP and Nancy E. Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP.
Keynote Speaker for combined sessions and with parents & SLPs: Julie Reville, M.A., CCC-SLP, Univ. of Vermont Topic: Group Therapy for Children who Stutter and their families
Other Presenters for parents and SLPs: Sheryl Gottwald, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Univ. of NH and Nancy E. Hall, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Univ. of Maine.
Activity Leaders: Members of Fluency Discussion Group- Maine and the University of Maine Dept. of Comm. Sci. and Dis.
Adults from the Eastern Maine NSP Chapter will sit on a discussion panel for one of the parent sessions.
SLPs will receive valuable exposure to hearing and seeing the impact of stuttering within the whole family system and will also be able to attend Fluency Therapy refresher updates presented by Sheryl Gottwald and Nancy Hall.
Activities for kids/teens will focus on self esteem building and exploring the idea that stuttering doesn't have to get in the way of having fun and feeling good about yourself.
For More information Contact: Marybeth Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org (207)866-2401 or Nancy E. Hall, email@example.com, (207)581-2404.
Walk and Talk - South Africa Robbie Cameron 8/25/99
We will walk and talk for approximately 5 km and sponsorship forms will be available from Robbie Cameron on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone/fax 011 788 3299. All proceeds will go to Speakeasy SA.
ISAD/AMBI - Israel Benny Ravid 9/1/99
This time the ISAD conference will deal with families of stuttering children. As it looks now we are going to interview families in front of audience. The families (including children) are going to tell about the problems and other stuff connected with having a stuttering child in family.
You are all invited!!!
Workshop Day for Kids & Teens Who Stutter, Their Families, and Friends Lucy Reed 9/3/99
Date: November 6, 1999 Place: The Radisson Hotel on Route 73 in Mt. Laurel, NJ Time: 8:30AM to 5PM Keynote Speaker: Woody Starkweather, Ph.D.,CCC-SLP Sponsored by the New Jersey and Philadelphia Area Chapters of the National Stuttering Association.
Details on workshops and presenters will follow as they become available. For information, please contact: Lucy Reed (856) 784-7549 email@example.com Re: Workshop Day for Kids & Teens Who Stutter, Their Families, an... Lucy Reed 10/1/99 ????
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky - NSA Youth Day Tom Scharstein 9/3/99
ISAD - Argentina Beatriz Biain de Touzet 9/5/99
Stuttering information lending library, Columbus, OH Dave Scarbrough 9/9/99
ISAD 99 BELGIUM Gert Reunes Chairman vzw BEST 9/25/99
WALK and TALK BELGIUM Gert Reunes (Chairman vzw BeSt) 9/25/99
Join us at the 6th world congress for people who stutter --> 2001 GHENT-BELGIUM
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NSP Workshop for Children Who Stutter and Their Parents Facilitated by Gail Wilson-Lew, SLP 9/30/99
The Fluency Conference Sponsored by NSSLHA Love Campaign 9/30/99
This Conference will provide hands-on methods for treating or preventing stuttering in young children.
Speakers: Dr. Glyndon Riley, Dr. Jeanna Riley and Dr. David Daly
ISAD 99 in Toronto Beth McMillen 9/30/99
Drama Workshops for Stutterers Paul Brocklehurst (United Kingdom) 10/1/99
For further details go to http://www.abia29.hemscott.net/
NSA Phoenix Chapter Youth Day Amy Johnson 10/2/99
Korea Self-Help Group Conference Moonja Shin 10/2/99
ISAD in Pittsburgh J. Scott Yaruss 10/4/99
Chatroom scheduled for October 22 Clarion University students 10/12/99
NSP/A Manhattan Chapter at The Today Show on ISAD Jeff Shames 10/18/99
Be sure to watch the show, and tell your friends and family to do the same!
Article in campus newspaper Paul Engelman 10/18/99
MY TV Appearance Ira Zimmerman 10/19/99
I understand that "Kurt the Cyberguy" syndicates his segments to local TV news stations around the country. So you might be seeing this segment on your local TV station.
If you want a copy of this TV segment to lighten your local NSA chapter meeting, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
ISAD 99 in Iceland Benedikt Benediktsson 10/20/99
We hope that this will bring the attention to stuttering and that the open house will help us get in contact with more stutterers and parents of stuttering children.
Open Line for People Who Stutter in Israel Jeremy Sulzbacher 10/21/99
Latvian-born Israeli Arye Friedman, developer of Dr. Fluency, the only self-help software therapy program for people who stutter around the world, is operating the line to give support to people who stutter and to raise awareness about stuttering in Israeli society.
Friedman, who stuttered heavily from childhood, and is now almost 100% fluent as a result of practicing consistently with Dr. Fluency, feels that there is a lack of understanding toward people who stutter. "People who stutter are no less intelligent than other people," says Friedman. Friedman was a physics doctoral student at Ben Gurion University when he was asked to be a teaching assistant, but was unable to accept due to his heavy stutter. He then took an intensive precision fluency shaping course at Hadassah Hospital's Speech and Hearing Center, where he got the idea to develop a computerized fluency shaping therapy program.
Friedman's Dr. Fluency multimedia software gives people who stutter the tools to maintain lifelong fluency. Dr. Fluency is currently available in Hebrew, English, German and in Sweden it is a recognized stuttering therapy by the Ministry of Health. Localization into Dutch, Russian and Arabic are under development.
Friedman will be demonstrating Dr. Fluency at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Israel Stuttering Association October 21st, at 7:00 p.m. at Beit Leni in Tel Aviv. Minister of Education Yossi Sarid will be the main speaker, followed by comedian Tuvia Safir. The conference marks International Stuttering Awareness Day, celebrated on October 22nd, 1999.
Speech Therapy Systems Ltd., POB 7, Building 1/11, Kiryat Arba, 90100 Israel Telephone: ++ 972 2 9968 002, 9968 003 Fax: ++ 972 2 9968 018
ISAD in Seuol, Korea K.H. Cho 2/11/00
ISAD99 in Argentina Beatriz Biain de Touzet 3/26/00