Win Copies of ‘The Kings Speech’ DVD

Up for grabs are 2 copies of ‘The Kings Speech’ on DVD with thanks to Xtra-Vision.

The question is:

In what year did King George VI become King?

A. 1936
B. 1956
C. 1996

Send your answer along with your name and address to mail@stammeringireland.ie

Competition open to anyone in Ireland and United Kingdom. Entrants must be 16 or over. The competition closes at midnight 7th August. The winners will be announced on Monday 8th August.

Good luck!

ISAYiT! Summer Camp 2011

Irish Stammering Association are delighted to announce another ISAYiT! summer camp.

The camp will run from Tuesday 19th July to Friday 22nd July in Temple Bar, Dublin (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Led by Seamus Quinn of the Gaiety School of Acting, ISAYiT! will be producing a movie. With opportunities to be in front of and behind the camera, you get to run the show! Shoot the film, set the lighting, record the sound and of course be the star of the show, or have a cameo walk on role. There will be plenty of fun and games for the week.

All participants will receive a professionally edited copy of the movie after the week finishes.

The cost for the week is subsidised at €80. Places are limited so get in touch as soon as possible. Participants can be aged 7 and up.

Contact us on 085 185 7721 or email us… youngisa@stammeringireland.ie

You can read all about how last year’s group got on. Here’s what the participants and parents had to say

ISA Compete in Women’s Mini Marathon

Team ISA put in a fantastic performance at the Women’s Mini Marathon in June,

The picture of Veronica Lynch was taken after completing the mini marathon in under 2
hours………..all technically true, it was taken several days after completing the event in 1 hour 59 minutes & 55 seconds.

Veronica was raising money for ISA. Our current total is over €150. Remember that your money goes directly to support ISA events and can have a big impact on those who attend.

Our next event is ISAYiT! summer camp. You can click here to donate to ISA.

ISA Newsletter, Issue #4

Issue #4 of ISA’s newsletter is out now.

This edition of the newsletter contains a forward by our chairman, Stephen Greene, a piece on funding for 2011, a report on the very successful National Stammering Awareness Day that took place in 2010.

We include a report from the ISA’s most recent AGM, and also an introduction to ISAYiT! which is our drama group for YoungISA members.

Following the release of The King’s Speech, the ISA has featured prominently in the Irish media, and we give a run down of the different radio shows and press articles where ISA members featured.

You can download the newsletter here:

ISA Newsletter, Issue #4

Agenda for Caint Gan Eagla 2011

Here is the agenda for ‘Caint gan Eagla’ 2011.

Saturday 16th April 2011, Hilton Hotel Kilmainham:

11 a.m. Chairman’s address – Stephen Greene
11.15 a.m. Quiz – Jonathon Linklater and Veronica Lynch
11.40 a.m. Aisling Keogh – Media and ISA
12 p.m. Joe O’Donnell – Irish McGuire Programme
12.30 p.m. Ciarán Kenny – Speech and Language Therapist
1 p.m. AGM
2 p.m. Breakout sessions
– Self Help Groups
– Parents Support Network
– YoungISA! R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
3. p.m. Young ISA presentations – Cathal Quinn and ISAYiT
3.20 p.m. Summary and Close

Click here to view the Agenda for the AGM, which takes place at 1pm. and includes a resolution to incorporate the ISA as a company limited by guarantee

ISA Day – ‘Caint gan Eagla’ – Talk Without Fear

Following last year’s succesful conference day, this April ISA is organising another for everyone who is challenged by stammering including adults who stammer, young people who stammer and parents of those who stammer.

‘Caint gan eagla’ means ‘talk without fear’. A reminder that no one needs to fear speaking including those who stammer. The event will have a range of talks, presentations and breakouts…

  • ISA Chairman Stephen Greene brings us up to date with a busy year
  • Joe O’Donnell of The Irish McGuire Programme talks about his experience of stammering
  • Take part in a friendly forum if you are an adult who stammers or the parents or carers of young people who stammer
  • Get new advice and information on how you can help yourself in stammering.
  • Find out what a Speech and Language Therapist does
  • Young ISA will also meet for a fun session (guaranteed fun!)
  • Members of Young ISA will talk about drama, stammering and what respect means to them.
  • ISAYiT! and Gaiety School of Acting voice coach Cathal Quinn talk to us about finding your voice.
  • ISA’s AGM will also take place at 1 p.m.

Location: Hilton Hotel Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Date: Saturday 16th April
Start: 10:30 a.m. registration / 11:00 a.m. start
Finish: 3.30 p.m.
Cost: €20 per person
€40 maximum cost for a family
Free for students of Speech and Language Therapy.

Check our website closer to the day for running times. Check the Hotel website for details of parking and public transport options.

You can register to attend the day by contacting the ISA office on 01 872 4405 or emailing mail@stammeringireland.ie

Parents’ Support Network Meeting, April

The next parents’ support network meeting takes place in the Woodlands Hotel, Waterford on 9th April from 11am – 1 pm, coffee & tea available from 10:30. There is no charge for the meeting and is open to any parent, relative or carer who wants to meet other people who have or care for a child who stammers. It is not restricted to ISA members.

For further details contact the ISA office or ring 085 1857721

Notice of AGM

ISA News

Notice of Annual General Meeting

Date Added:22nd March, 2011
The Annual General Meeting of the Irish Stammering Association will be held in the Hilton Dublin, Kilmainham, Inchicore Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, on Saturday April 16th 2011 at 1pm.

The AGM will take place during Caint gan Eagla – Talk Without Fear ISA’s conference day 2011. A motion will be proposed to change Irish Stammering Association’s legal status to a company limited by guarantee.

The conference day will build on the success of last year’s event, featuring talks and presentations on stammering. We will post further details of Caint gan Eagla in the next few weeks. A full attendance at the conference day and AGM would be greatly appreciated.

There will be one place available on ISA’s committee. If you would be interested in joining
the committee, please contact ISA.

Only fully-paid-up members are entitled to vote at the annual general meeting. Subscriptions (€20) may be paid at the hotel prior to the start of the meeting, either by cash or cheque. This payment will cover membership up to the end of 2011.

ISA Newsletter, Issue #3

Issue 1 of the ISA Newsletter in 2010 is out now and available for you to download.

This issue contains a forward by new Chairman Stephen Greene. Also included in this issue is information on the National Stammering Awareness day for 2010, ISAYiT! and Young ISA, information on where your subscription to ISA goes.

Also included is some information on our support groups and what happens at these groups.

Download it here:

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