Michael and Jonathon followed up with public representatives to call for continued funding of Irish Stammering Association’s work to support people who stammer.
The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government recently announced bridging funding for ISA until June 2016 under the Scheme to Support National Organisations; further funding is unclear.
ISA is the only charitable organisation working in Ireland on behalf of people who stutter. ISA provides support and information to people who stutter, their families and friends, and professionals who work with stuttering.
Without sustainable funding, ISA services will be under threat. ISA offers support groups around the country as well as telephone networks for parents, men and women who stutter. ISA operates ISAYiT! drama groups and young ISA social events for young people who stutter as well as a Skype group for teenagers. Events such as Walk and Talk and Caint gan Eagla Conference Day give people an opportunity to come together to reduce isolation often caused by stuttering.
You can help! Talk to your local TD or Senator about how stammering has affected you or someone who you know. Send them an email or a letter; you can find your representatives’ contact details to by clicking here