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International Stammering Awareness Day event, Birmingham

A free event in Birmingham open to all, to celebrate International Stammering Awareness Day, organised by Gillian Rudd (Speech and Language Therapist, Senior Lecturer and BSA Trustee) and Abed Ahmed (secondary school teacher who stammers).

Birmingham City University, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Monday 22nd October 2018, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. 

Gillian and Abed said: "We are delighted to invite you to this event to mark International Stammering Awareness Day (ISAD), open to students, staff and members of the public, where we will be showcasing the work and stories of people who stammer.

A series of short talks will take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, with conversations continuing in the on-site Student Union bar until 10pm for anyone who would like to join us. We have a number of exciting speakers lined up already, including:

  • Adam Wright, a filmmaker who created the documentary 'Living with a stammer'.
  • Luke Collins, Assistant Lecturer and filmmaker who created the short film 'Cappuccino', which explores the experience of stammering.
  • Mandy Taylor, Vice Chair of the British Stammering Association.
  • Naheem Bashir, a PhD student at University College London (UCL) researching the neurological basis of stammering and therapeutic interventions.
  • Philip Robinson, a Speech and Language Therapist who specialises in the area of dysfluency.

A timetable will be released in due course and may be subject to amendments."

For more information on the event, and to register your place, go to https://isadinbrum.eventbrite.co.uk