International Stuttering Awareness Day

October 22, 1999

International Stuttering Awareness Day
Throughout the World

Events for ISAD99 are archived here

October 22, 1999, has been declared International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD). The day has been selected by the International Fluency Association (IFA) and the International Stuttering Association (ISA). The ISAD hopes the day will show consumers and professionals working together to make this a better world for People Who Stutter.

Tips for Education and Awareness

1. Sample Proclamation declaring October 22, 1999, International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) in your area.

WHEREAS, today, millions of adults and children face the 
	daily challenge of living with a stutter; and
WHEREAS, today, these adults and children who stutter can find help
through the combined efforts of speech-language professionals
and consumer support organizations; and
WHEREAS, today, countries all over the world will be increasing
public awareness and supporting people who stutter through
educational workshops as part of the world's largest stuttering
event, the second annual International Stuttering Day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, (name of mayor/governor/president of city
council) of (town/city/state/country) do hereby proclaim
October 22, 1999:
WITNESS MY HAND and the Official Seal of (town/city/state/ country), mayor's/governor's/president of city council's

2. Host an ISAD Workshop, Open House or School Information Day.

3. Provide you local or school library with information on stuttering from profession and consumer support organizations, or from the Stuttering Foundation of America at 1-800-992-9392 or

4. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper about ISAD. .

5. Speak at a Toastmasters meeting, your local PTA or a school class on stuttering.

6. Display an ISAD poster in your community, school or speech clinic.

6. Organize an internet chat room on October 22 to discuss stuttering.

7. For Children: Write a poem or article describing how you feel about your stuttering for publication in your support organization's newsletter. Draw a picture showing how you feel. Make a presentation to your class on stuttering. Guideline for a stuttering presentation can be found at

Guideline for Organizing an ISAD Workshop/Open House

Workshop/Open House Planner Checklist

Check out "Organizing Your Workshop: at:

Assemble workshop/open house planning team

Budget: Expenses				Income

___ refreshments				___ Foundation grants
___ room cost					___ Registration fees
___ speaker's expenses
___ name tags and markers
___ rental of audio-visual aids			$____ Income Total
___ printing of workshop flyer
___ mailing of workshop flyer
___ media package (press releases and PSA)
___ materials from professional and consumer groups
      for resource table
___ supplies for children and youth activities
___ other expenses
						$_____ Expense Total

Develop goals, agenda and secure speakers

Select workshop/open house site and date

Registration flyer and mailing list

Media or press release

Set up registration (workshop) or information (open house) table

Evaluation and thank you letters

can help link you to stuttering organizations around the world and
will keep you informed of upcoming ISAD '99 workshops and events

A Cooperative Effort of:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association/DIVISION#4
European League of Stuttering Associations
International Fluency Association
International Stuttering Association

For more information on ISAD, write to:
ISAD '99
7626 Valentine Street
Oakland, California 94605
email Michael Sugarman

The ISAD 1999 poster was designed by Michele Montoeforte and Jill Carrillo.

added April 5, 1999