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The Story of Mary Dowell, Famous Stuttering Showgirl

Diamond Horseshoe programIn 1936, a statuesque 20-year-old named Mary Dowell was hired as a dancing girl for an extravagant Texas Centennial celebration in her home town of Fort Worth. Until then she had been, in her own words, “looked upon as a sort of freak” due to her height and pronounced stutter. “When I walked down the street people would look at me and grin, like I was the town idiot. I was the unhappiest girl in Texas.”

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Workshop Proposals Now Being Accepted for November Conference

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Do you have an idea for a workshop? Our November conference will be a chance to meet and socialize and learn together once again. Due to the success of our one-day conferences that we have been holding for the past six years, 2020 will be a big year as we expand the event and move the conference venue to beautiful Niagara Falls!

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Pharmacological Research and Stuttering

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Dr. Gerald Maguire is a well-known figure in the stuttering community. He is a regular participant in events for people who stutter around the world (including ours in Canada!) As a doctor and a person who stutters, Maguire has a well-rounded perspective on the best way to approach treatment.

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