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Stuttering & The Workplace: Disclosure is Powerful

Graduation season is just around the corner and while graduating is a time of great enjoyment, accomplishment and celebration, it also marks a time a great change.  This is the time when recent grads will put down their books, join the workforce and of course start paying back those student loans!

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The best version of myself

My name is Nathan Roscoe and I stutter. From my time as a teenager, through university and well into my career, stuttering has always had an impact on my life and I am happy to share my experiences.

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The Journey Continues

I have been a person who stutters my whole life. Many people who know me will probably be surprised to learn about this. This is because I use my speech targets when I speak and come across as speaking fluently.

I have gone through a few stages in my life. At first I was covert about my stuttering and would change words and avoid people. In the next stage I received therapy, joined a speech group and focused on applying my targets and learned to deal with my speech in different situations. Now, I have accepted myself and wish to help those who are in need of support.

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CSA: Courage, Support, Acceptance

Jordan ScottMary Wood, Toronto 1995

When I think back on my 23 years involved with the the Canadian Stuttering Association, the words that come to mind are Support, Laughter, Love, and a large amount of acceptance for whoever I was and whatever I was experiencing.  Accepting myself as a person who stutters sure has taken me down a lot of roads that I had no idea were even there.

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It All Boils Down To Numbers

Richard HolmesRichard with his two daughters
Let's face it, a lot of life boils down to numbers. For each of us those numbers are unique. For me those numbers are 2, 300, 27, 60, 12 & 1. I'll touch on each of these numbers and the significance they hold for me. Being a person that stutters, I can say one of my most significant motivators has been when I've been told "you won't". You won't amount to much, you won't overcome your stutter you won't live a productive life. 

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