19-25 July 2014: The 9th ELSA Youth Meeting, The Netherlands
The European League of Stuttering Associations (ELSA) is holding a Youth Meeting in July 2014 at a location in the centre of The Netherlands. This is ELSA’s 9th Youth Meeting, the first being in Linköping at the time the World Congress in 1995, the second in Nijmegen in 1997, the third in Mullsjö, Sweden in 2000 and the fourth, fifth, and sixth again in Nijmegen in 2003, 2005 and 2007, the seventh and eight were in Giggleswick in 2009 and 2011.
A letter is addressed to the Boards/Committees and offices of every European National Stuttering Association inviting them to nominate up to four people between 18 and 27 years old who stutter to participate in the Youth Meeting.
The meeting will be 6 days starting Saturday evening 19 July and finishing Friday morning 25 July. The Meeting will consist of workshops, lectures, presentations, social outings and many other activities. The title of the Youth Meeting is, because of it’s connection with the World congress of 2013 :
People who stutter Supporting each other
opens October 1, 2013.
June 13th: Annual General Meeting 2013
To: All Member Stuttering Associations/Organisations of the European League of Stuttering Associations
The European League of Stuttering Associations (ELSA)
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Congrescentrum De Werelt, Westhofflaan 2, 6741 KH Lunteren, The Netherlands
Your association as a member of ELSA is invited to attend this year’s Annual General Meeting.
ELSA will hold the AGM at 14.45hrs Thursday 13 June 2013 at the above location. The approximate duration of the meeting is 45 minutes.
The meeting will be held during the 10th World Congress for People who Stutter.
The Agenda will be uploaded on this website around 3 weeks before the meeting. This invitation is available as download.
The AGM is free to attend however if you plan to stay at the World Congress before and/or after the AGM you are required to register for the World Congress at: http://www.demosthenes.nl/wc2013/index.php/the-congress/registration
Please note registration before Wednesday 1 May 2013 entitles the delegates to a 25% discount.
We look forward to meeting you at the World Congress and the ELSA AGM.
Edwin J. Farr MBE (GB), Anita S. Blom (S), Richard Bourgondiën (NL)
For and on behalf of the European League of Stuttering Associations
ELSA is a member of the European Disability Forum (EDF). The EDF is a Brussels based umbrella disability organisation that has good contacts with the European Commission (EC).
The EC has a small project called "Capacity Building" and 5 countries have been chosen to participate in this programme following presentations by their National Disability Councils.
The countries are Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland and Portugal.
The project will provide funding to allow disability organisations in these countries to work together to raise awareness of the their subject. This includes stuttering associations.
Edwin J Farr, Chair of the European League of Stuttering Associations has been liaising with the EDF and has nominated a representative of the stuttering associations from the 5 countries.
The capacity building will be in the form of seminars and conferences to raise awareness of various disabilities including stuttering during the autumn of 2012.
Edwin J Farr
Chair of the European League of Stuttering Associations
INTERNATIONAL STUTTERING AWARENESS DAY OCTOBER 22ND
Since 1998, every year on October 22 we celebrate ISAD. Isn’t this an excellent joint project between ISA, IFA, ASHA Division 4 and ELSA? Haven’t we already accomplished a lot together?
Self-help groups and the national associations become very active and creative when International Stuttering Awareness Day approaches. The Stuttering Homepage is the home of the regular online conferences on stuttering every October 1 to 22. There is big media coverage in many countries. People who stutter from self-help groups as well as professionals are interviewed for TV and newspapers. Excellent projects, interesting discussions and parties occur around the World around October 22. It is so gratifying to see how the national associations use this Day for working and celebrating. Isn’t International Stuttering Awareness Day an excellent model for further future cooperation of the stuttering community together with professionals.
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