People who stutter, friends and family of people who stutter, speech-language pathologists and students of speech-language pathology will be interested in the Canadian Stuttering Association Conference. Registration through Eventbrite is available here Space is limited so don't miss out.Our lineup of workshops and speakers will be posted at a later date. You can see last year's workshop topics here .
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The Canadian Stuttering Association is pleased to announce Kim Block as our 2017 Keynote speaker. Kim's keynote speech will address self-perception, identity and community from the perspective of a person who stutters. Using her own life experiences and observations as someone active in the self-help community for more than two decades, Kim will speak about planning goals, promoting advocacy and empowerment, and dealing with stereotypes and discrimination. How do we move forward, help each other and move from "me" to "we"?
About Kim Kim Block has been involved in the Canadian Stuttering Association and served as the president of the British Columbia Association of People who Stutter. After writing a children’s book series entitled “Adventures of a Stuttering Superhero” she has been on local radio shows, CBC television news, and a guest at schools to introduce audiences to her book. She has a degree in Human Relations and Family Life Education from Concordia University. Currently living in Burnaby, B.C. with her husband, David (also a person who stutters) and their two children, Kim is honoured to be presenting in her home province and be returning to the Canadian Stuttering Association.
Copies of Kim's book will be available for purchase at the conference, along with “Why do I stutter? A drawing storybook". A sneak peak of book #2 of the series Adventures of A Stuttering Superhero will also be presented.