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ELSA Leaflet 2001
WHY ELSA?ELSA is a trans-national, cross-cultural Organisation. It can seek resources only open to multi-national groups. It extends the exchange-of-information network. It can represent, and lobby for, people who stutter at a different level. Its main roles are:
ELSA is a founding member of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and has participated in programmes for people who stutter with the European Commission and the Council of Europe. ELSA co-operates with the International Fluency Association (IFA) and has links and dialogue with many other European and International NGO's. ELSA contributes to the International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD) on 22 October every year. ELSA consists of an Executive Board, committees and project teams, comprising people who stutter from all walks of life, some work in the field of stuttering therapy and some are active in disability organisations across Europe.
ELSA - FUTURE OBJECTIVESThe scope of ELSA's role is enormous. Some of its priorities are to:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The self-help activities and national stuttering association work described represent a cost effective and easily accessible method of helping people who stutter. There are now many people throughout Europe giving their time freely to help ease the situation for people who stutter. But money is needed to build on the developments to date and to ensure the provision of an efficient infrastructure geared to helping the person who stutters. With limited finance available from local or central government or European funds, resources are currently stretched to the limit. Additional support is urgently needed if progress is to be made. ELSA hopes that this leaflet will convince you of the commitment already shown to tackling this problem throughout Europe.
ELSA can be supported in many ways. For further information and ways in which YOU can help this worthwhile cause please contact the European League of Stuttering Associations by mail, telephone, fax or email.The European League of Stuttering Associations (ELSA)
D - 50670 Köln
Tel: +49 221 139 1106
Fax: +49 221 139 1370
The European League of Stuttering Associations is a Registered Charity No. 1074561
This leaflet has been produced with support from the European Community
"The European Union against discrimination."