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Do you have an idea for a workshop?

ideasThe 2017 Canadian Stuttering Association Conference is looking for workshop proposals. This is our fourth exciting year! This event is a social and educational experience for people whose lives are affected by stuttering. Whether you are looking for support, information, or to discuss stuttering and share observations with others, you will want to check it out! You may even have an idea for a workshop. Submission deadline is June 15.

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2017 Canadian Stuttering Association Conference

The 2017 Annual CSA Conference will take place on October 28, 2017. It will be at the University of Toronto campus, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON. For those who are interested in presenting a workshop, the form is now available here.

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How mindfulness can influence stuttering

What is mindfulness? Stated most simply it really is just about paying attention, either paying attention passively to where your attention is focused or actively focusing your attention on something. 

Mindfulness can result in profound change in people's lives and practising mindfulness can also potentially influence stuttering, according to Paul Brocklehurst, PHD, Director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Program.

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Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown talks about stuttering

 Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown credits his mother with helping him overcome his stuttering. When he was a kid, she cut back her work schedule to take him to speech therapy at the Clarke Institute (Now the Speech and Stuttering Institute), driving from Barrie to Toronto for the visits. The therapy gave him the tools and the confidence he needed to improve his speech. 

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Kim Block receives accolades for her book "Stuttering Superhero"

 Kim BlockKim Block holds a copy of Stuttering Superhero
photo by Tereza Verenca

Kim Block of Burnaby, BC has appeared in the media recently promoting her delightful book about a young girl who stutters, "Stuttering Superhero". The local paper Burnaby Now features Kim in an article, where she says her main impetus for writing the book was due to the fact that “Stuttering is not talked about at all. There’s still so much misinformation out there.”

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