ISA on the road – Portlaoise and Letterkenny

ISA on the road – Portlaoise and Letterkenny 

ISA will be running two open day events during the month of November.  We’ll be visiting Portlaoise on Saturday November 16th, and we’ll be in Letterkenny on Saturday November 23rd.  The days will feature talks from people who stutter, speech and language therapists as well as offering a chance for adults who stutter to take part in one of our support groups.  For families, we’ll be running a youngISA event on the day while parents can take part in our Parents’ Support Network.

The venue for the Portlaoise open day will be the Maldron Hotel, and Letterkenny will be the Radisson Blu hotel.

If you’ve any questions send us an email at mail@stammeringireland.ie

Self help groups starting up for Autumn

Irish Stammering Association’s self help groups are starting up again this week.

If you’re a person who stammers and would like some support, a place to talk and a place to perhaps change your stammering, this could be the place for you.

ISA operate groups in Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Letterkenny, Portlaoise and Waterford.

We also have telephone support groups for those who can’t make meetings.

Information Night in Templemore

Do you stammer?
Or know someone who stammers?

Why not come along to our informal Information Night In

Templemore Arms Hotel

On

Tuesday 21st Feb. 2012

At 8pm Sharp

All Welcome

Speakers on the night will include;
Cllr.Michael C. Ryan Templemore & Sarah McCormack Portlaoise.
Organised by the Irish Stammering Association Carmichael Hse, Nth Brunswick St, Dublin 01 872 4405, mail@stammeringireland.ie

New Self Help Group at NUIG

A new self help group has been setup at NUIG (National University of Ireland, Galway). The group will meet for the first time on October 13th.

Support group for People Who Stutter (PWS)

This support group is for people who stutter (or stammer if you prefer), to discuss issues around stuttering, as well as providing mutual support. As a PWS myself, I know how stuttering can be embarrassing and difficult to live with. However, meeting with others who stutter can make it easier to manage – and who knows you might even enjoy yourself too!

If you would like to attend the support group, just turn up, there’s no need to call ahead.

If you’d like to talk to a group member before you attend, let us know and we’ll put you in touch. Contact James at jms.mccormack@yahoo.com.

Here are some comments from people who attend support groups:

• “Before coming to the support group I very rarely spoke about my stammer, now I find it easier and it helps my confidence. It’s so much better to have it out in the open. Talking always HELPS!”

• It’s very helpful to meet up with other people who stammer and to exchange experiences and feelings. It’s important to know that there are other people who have felt the same way.”

• Facing up to your stammering and working on improving your relationship with it takes a long time, so it is great to have a regular meeting to chart your progress [as well as] receive and offer support.”

• I have learned that I am not the only one with this problem, this gives me a little bit of confidence.”