About the presenter: Rebekah Swain Sugarman a talented up and coming film producer specializing in films about disability pride, environmental justice, non-profit promotion, and political commentaries. Rebekah has been affiliated with stuttering self help movement throughout her life and currently works as an animal trainer and counselor.
About the presenter: Michael Sugarman was co-founder of the National Stuttering Project (NSP) in 1977. He became the Executive Director of NSP 1978-1981 and again in 1995-1997. Published numerous articles on self help in academic journals and other publications. Named to the Stutterers Hall of Fame. Currently, Chair of International Fluency Association's Support Group and Consumer Affairs Committee. He writes: Thirty-two years I have enjoyed the company with adults/teens and children who stutter. I have had many memorable moments - one was to witness integration of children/teens who stutter and parents at a National Stuttering Association conference during 1990's. Awesome!

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People Who Stutter, INSPIRE - a slide show

by Rebekah and Michael Sugarman
from California, USA

People who Stutter, Inspire is a 2 1/2 minute slide show which depicts People who Stutter from around the world and throughout history highlighting their roles as significant members of society. Some you will recognize as "famous people who stutter" and others you may recognize as friends! The music accompanying the slide show is from Our Time, a theater company in New York City for young people who stutter.

Also available HERE (

For individuals where YouTube is not available, People Who Stutter, INSPIRE! is also on the MSU, Mankato streaming server. It plays on QuickTime. For some reason, the streamed copy sometimes stops playing. If that happens, hit the two parallel lines at the bottom left on the screen. It turns into an arrow. Hit the arrow and a circular arrow appears. When that arrow stops moving, hit it again and the streaming video will continue.

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SUBMITTED: September 8, 2010
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