The Stuttering Foundation of America, having undergone a name change and huge growth, is 50 years old! The office occupies 2000 square feet at Walnut Grove Road. A staff of 6 run 7 computers, 3 modems, 3 fax machines, 7 phone lines and 2 toll-free numbers, plus shipping books, videos and press releases.
The Memphis office is moved into a bigger, 3,000+ square- foot facility.
The Foundation expands into social media, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, and MySpace. Plus, e-mail is used more than ever to share resources.
The catalog and newslet- ters are made into e-reader files so they can be read on a computer screen.
The Foundation celebrates 55 years of helping those who stutter, now with a budget of over $1 million, support for re- search projects, expanded workshops and conferences and two Web sites.
Stuttering gets the royal treatment with the release of the award-winning movie The King’s Speech. The Stut- tering Foundation’s King’s Speech poster is featured on Times Square.
Jane Fraser with actor Colin Firth at a charity gala in London.
a The Foundation’s first New York Gala honored The King’s Speech.
The DVD release of The King’s Speech includes the Stuttering Foundation’s PSA under “special features.”
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Books are now available for e-readers such as the Kindle. QR codes are placed on brochures, catalogs, and posters to direct readers to additional resources online.
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