There have been a few allegations against TISA, which are doing the rounds in various PWS whatsapp groups:-
Allegation 1.) TISA is against phone call practice with fellow PWS friends.
Allegation 2.)TISA charges fees for national conference.
Allegation 3.)No stammerer has been cured by attending TISA National conference since last six years.
Clarification 1.) TISA journey starts with acceptance of our stammering,acknowledging it and then working on our communication skills.. There is no fixed plan suggested by TISA. To each his/her own path.. So there is no question of opposing phone call practice.
Clarification 2.) TISA charges no professional fees for any event. It is a not for profit organisation. The money collected from participants is spent for expenses on their fooding, lodging, venue charges and other miscellaneous expenses related to event organisation.
Clarification 3.) TISA has never claimed cure of stammering at any event, be it national conference or workshops. National conference is to meet fellow stammerers , to share our thoughts and ideas and learn from each-other.
The strange part is that those who are circulating these false allegations are first-hand beneficiaries of TISA events!!
So friends, if we die stammering till the end of our lives, it would not be something to be ashamed of. But if we adhere to falsehood and ungratefulness , then how can we face our own selves? Picking up random tit-bits from casual conversations and presenting them as unalterable rules of TISA is not the mark of a genuine human being .Are spreading rumours and lies not the mark of a spineless person?