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Organizations Japan International Stuttering Associations

World congress for People Who Stutter

Founded in 1995, the International Stuttering Association (ISA) is a not-for-profit, international umbrella association made up primarily of national self-help associations for people who stutter. This association seeks to provide a means whereby the voices of people who stutter can be heard at the international level.

Representatives of several national self-help associations had talked about setting up such an organization at a meeting in San Francisco in 1992 at the Third World Congress for People Who Stutter. Previous world congresses were held in Kyoto, Japan, in 1986 and in Cologne, Germany, in 1989.

Discussions among national self-help associations in 1993 and a worldwide survey in 1994 led to the creation of a draft version of the ISA constitution. This constitution was refined and ratified at the first ISA membership meeting in Link?ping, Sweden, in July 1995, a day before the Fourth World Congress of People Who Stutter.

Further changes in the structure of ISA were agreed to at an ISA membership meeting at the Fifth World Congress in South Africa in July 1998.

The most recent version of the ISA constitution -- which you can find on the ISA website at www.stutterisa.org -- was ratified at an ISA membership meeting in July 2001 just before the Sixth World Congress of People Who Stutter in Ghent, Belgium.

The Seventh World Congress for People Who Stutter was held in Perth, Australia, in February 2004.

The ISA's big project for 2005 was holding the first African Stuttering Conference, in Douala, Cameroon. People from 14 countries in Africa attended the October conference, as well as people who stutter and speech pathologists from outside Africa.

(quote from http://www.isastutter.org/introduction)


International Stuttering Awareness Day Online Conference

International Stuttering Awareness Day recognizes the growing alliance between speech-language professionals and consumers, who are learning from each other and working together to share, give support, and educate one another and the general public on the impact that stuttering has on individuals' lives.
(quote from http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/isad/isadcon.html)

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