The 2013 awardees are as follows:
First Place: Debra R. Cohen McCullough, for her January 2013 article titled “When Police Encounter Persons Who Stutter.” The article ran in the e-newsletter of COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services, which is part of the United States Department of Justice) and provides information to help police officers interact more effectively with those who stutter. It reached a large and important audience and had a huge impact on improving stuttering community and law enforcement relations.
Internet blog: Matt Sander, for his blog HundredHoleHike.com
which featured “Walking for the Stuttering Foundation” on May 15, 2012.
Wire Service: Michael Gormley, for a syndicated article on the Associated Press wire service titled “How a Stammering Kid Became a Governor’s Spokesman.”
Daily Newspaper: John M. Steinbach of The Virginia Gazette for the March 21, 2012, article, “There’s Help for Stuttering.” In this article, Steinbach tells the story of Leon “Jigger” Sirois, who has been a long-time ombudsman for the stuttering community.
Malcolm Fraser, a successful businessman and stutterer, went on to establish and endow the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation in 1947. The Stuttering Foundation provides a helpline, 800-992-9392, and free online resources at www.StutteringHelp.org