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March 26, 2013 > A voice for people who stutter

A voice for people who stutter

Submitted By Greg Wilson

The Stuttering Foundation, celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, marking more than six decades as the world's foremost non-profit dedicated to helping those who stutter.

Founded on December 27, 1947, with an initial bank deposit of $2,500 by the late auto parts magnate Malcolm Fraser, himself a stutterer, the Stuttering Foundation has been run by Fraser's daughter, Jane for more than 30 years. Over the decades, the Foundation has provided help and support to persons who stutter in a number of ways.

"Our goal is simple, to provide effective and accurate materials, up-to-date training and hope to those who stutter, their families, and the dedicated therapists who help them," said Foundation President Jane Fraser.

The Stuttering Foundation provides a list of famous people who stutter on its website. Many of the statesmen and celebrities listed have served the stuttering community as spokespeople to raise awareness about the disorder and its treatment.

"We remain dedicated to the vision my father, Malcolm, had in 1947 - giving a voice to people who stutter and continuously working to update the means by which we reach out to the stuttering community and the public with our messages of hope and inspiration for the nearly 70 million people worldwide who stutter, and their families," added Jane Fraser.

For more information about the Stuttering Foundation, please visit

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