Stuttering, SAY, and ISAD in Australia (Ep. 669)

stuttering, ISAD, SAYRich Stephens joins Chaya Goldstein to discuss his experiences of approaches to stuttering in Australia, the support and obstacles he has faced setting up SAY: Australia, the start of their first creative arts programs, his plans for International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) 2019, and so much more.

Rich Stephens is the President of SAY: Australia, the first international arm of SAY: The Stuttering Association For The Young founded in 2001 in NYC by Taro Alexander. Prior to launching SAY: Australia in June 2019, Rich lived in Manchester, UK, and has a BSc in Speech & Language Therapy and MSc in Neuroscience & Neuroimaging from the University of Manchester. Rich first volunteered at Camp SAY in 2015 as a bunk counsellor, and is now bringing a new approach to supporting young people who stutter to Australia.