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Memphis, Tenn. (May 9, 2022) — Today marks the beginning of National Stuttering Awareness Week, a weeklong spotlight on the condition affecting almost 80 million people worldwide. During this year’s observance, the world’s oldest and largest Foundation dedicated to helping those who stutter is celebrating its 75th anniversary of providing help and hope for those who stutter and their families.
“For 75 years, the Stuttering Foundation has been a reliable source of current information, research and help for those who stutter and the dedicated speech-language pathologists who work with them,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “We are constantly innovating ways to bring help to people around the world who stutter.”
New this year, the Stuttering Foundation is launching a video series entitled Ask the Stuttering Foundation featuring Ellen M. Kelly, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, on its YouTube channel in response to the dozens of inquiries received daily by telephone, email, and generated on its website. The video forum will share responses to some of its most frequent, and even some infrequent, questions.
“People who stutter, parents of children who stutter, teachers, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, journalists, and many others from all over the world reach out to the Stuttering Foundation to find help for themselves or others who stutter and to learn more about stuttering,” said Fraser. “Each inquiry is answered quickly and individually. Free or low-cost online resources, services, and support are offered from our many links, brochures, books, videos, and podcasts.”
For more than seven decades, the Stuttering Foundation has served as a trusted resource for the stuttering community, offering brochures, e-books, podcasts, videos, a magazine, virtual learning sessions and multiple social media channels to spread timely and accurate information about stuttering.
About the Stuttering Foundation
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman who struggled with stuttering, established the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947 and endowed it throughout his lifetime. The Foundation provides free online resources at StutteringHelp.org for people who stutter and their families, as well as support for research into the causes of stuttering. Visit www.StutteringHelp.org.