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Canada Lights up in Green for Stuttering Awareness Day

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As part of our national effort to mark International Stuttering Awareness Day, prominent buildings coast to coast are lighting up in green! In Vancouver, Canada Place Sails of Light and BC Place both lit up in green to commemorate the day. Check out our more on our ISAD page for more!

Share Your Story on a CSA Podcast!

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Do you have a story to share? One of the fundraising events we want to do this year is a series of short podcast episodes focusing on resilience, ingenuity, and adaptation. We are interested in interviewing three individuals who feel they have a personal story to share

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Registration for CSA Conference Opens October 5

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We’re excited to announce registration for our “Branching Out” Virtual Conference will be open on Monday, October 5! Register here. This year’s conference will be delivered entirely via video conferencing platform Zoom. See the conference page and a list of the featured workshops here.

NLSA Walk/Run/Roll to Support Stuttering Treatment

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The Walk and Run event to raise money for stuttering treatment is celebrating it's tenth anniversary this year! It did not take place in Toronto due to COVID, but is happening virtually from Newfoundland by the NLSA for anyone, anywhere who wants to participate. Go to the Canada Helps page to find out more and donate!

Global Campaign Media Release now available

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Read the media release about the global campaign launched to tackle the harmful language around stuttering. ‘Find the Right Words’ aims to change public understanding and shape a new narrative about stuttering here. Also please look at the Editorial Guidelines for writing about stuttering.

Wearing a Mask When You Stutter

maskWearing a mask literally adds an additional layer to the challenges of people who stutter. Recently CSA Board Member Alexandra D'Agostino spoke on a radio show about her experiences with mask-wearing. The American Speech and Language Association has addressed the problem in an article here with advice for stutterers when wearing masks. Disclosing one's stutter and opting for a clear mask are just some of the options.

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