The American Institute For Stuttering (AIS) has change my life in various ways. AIS has not only taught me numerous speaking tools, but I also learned to accept myself as a stutter, and feel comfortable in my own skin. I enrolled in the three-week intensive this past January, and it was a stupendous experience. Since the intensive, I am now able to communicate better with my family, friends, and peers in school. What I love about AIS the most is that it's not just an institute, it is a home. I view AIS as a home because it is a place where stutters meet individuals like themselves, and know that they are not alone. In addition, the staffs and clinicians there are willing to help anyone. I recommend this amazing institute to anyone that wants to work on bettering their speech. I never met Ms. Catherine, but, if I can say something to Ms. Catherine I would say “ Thanks for building stutters a home” <3.