International Stuttering Association

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International Stuttering Association
International Stuttering Association logo.jpg
Abbreviation ISA[1]
Motto A world that understands stuttering
Formation 1995[2]
Type Nonprofit support group
Headquarters New Ulm, Minnesota, United States[3]
Region served
National and international self-help stuttering organizations
Official language
Keith Boss
Main organ
One Voice (twice a year)

The International Stuttering Association (ISA),[1] founded in Linköping, Sweden, in July 1995,[2] is a nonprofit international support group organization for people who stutter. The current chair is Keith Boss.[4][5]


Membership of ISA is open to national or international self-help organizations of people who stutter. Individuals can become non-voting special friends or honorary members.[2]

The first honorary lifetime members of ISA are Jane Fraser of the Stuttering Foundation of America, and Judith Kuster.[2]


The Association publishes a newsletter, One Voice,[6] which is published twice a year and is a joint project with the European League of Stuttering Associations.[7]

International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD)[edit]

Together with the International Fluency Association and the European League of Stuttering Associations,[8] the International Stuttering Association celebrates, every 22 October, International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) which includes an online conference on stuttering[9] and a media campaign.[10]


  1. ^ a b "What we Do". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Jaan Pill, Benny Ravid, Mark Irwin, Stefan Hoffmann, Martine De Vloed, Thomas Krall and Mel Hoffman (14 September 2001). "The International Stuttering Association". Minnesota State University Mankato. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Keith Boss (England)". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "One Voice" (PDF). One Voice (International Stuttering Association) (32). August 2012. 
  7. ^ "One Voice Newsletter". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "UWE academic takes part in online stuttering conference". University of the West of England, Bristol. 25 September 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nosením zelenej stužky sa dá vyjadriť pochopenie pre koktavých ("Wearing green ribbons can express sympathy for stuttering")". Topky (Bratislava). 20 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD): October 22". International Stuttering Association. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 

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