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SCP107: Raising Empathetic Friends

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Autism Awareness Day highlights the abilities of people with Autism, intellectual disabilities: Guest Column in Bugle Newspapers

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SCP107: Raising Empathetic Friends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 107, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Chelsea Budde, co-founder of Good Friend, Inc., an autism nonprofit behind the popular “We All Fit” video.  Daniel also discusses Irene Coleman’s blog about Autism and the Playground; Tim Shriver’s article on Post Traumatic Healing; Dr. Temple on Autism […]

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SpecialWalkscast07: First Global Sport Day For Development & Peace

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this 7th walkcast episode (forgot episode name in audio podcast), tune in to hear a special podcast recorded outside during Daniel’s 5-hour walk outside on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Listen as Daniel informs you about 4,205,630 fellow athletes in Special Olympics across the globe, The First International […]

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SpecialTalksPodcast25: Law Enforcement Torch Run Trivia Night

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Special Talks podcast, we feature a speech from Daniel Smrokowski, an Athlete and Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois.  In this speech, you’ll hear about Daniel’s thank you the adults at the Trivia Night for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. […]

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April Fools Day with Ivy the Elf at the North Pole!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Today, April 1st, we celebrate April Fools Day–a day where we joke around and laugh with our friends. In honor of this day of laughter and joking, we’d like to share with you a few excerpts from archived episodes (SCP96 and SCP100) of our friend (and first North […]

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NEW Website Launch: Nicer Desktop & More Mobile-Friendly

Dear friends, We have launched a new website this month.  It has a nicer desktop and is more mobile friendly. This will make it easier for you, our listeners and readers, to consume our content on your mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers. Since the launch on this past Friday, April 11th, we have received […]

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Two 1-Hour Speeches: Podcast Journalism, New Media & Social Change

Podcast: Play in new window | Download On Thursday, April 3, Daniel returned to the college he graduated from in December 2012.  He was invited by two of his former teachers– John W. Fountain (journalism media writing class) and Jiwon Yoon (media and social change class). If you want to listen to the full audio […]

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Autism Awareness Day highlights the abilities of people with Autism, intellectual disabilities: Guest Column in Bugle Newspapers

Read the full column at: Print/E-Edition |  Online Edition  This article is Copyright 2014 by Daniel Smrokowski/ Bugle Newspapers. All rights reserved.   Breanna Bogucki, 16, of Cary, Ill., stands smiling with her phone in hand, as she takes a “selfie” with me in the basement of Misericodia on the North-side of Chicago.  Today, April 2nd, […]

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Post Traumatic Healing

In the world of Special Olympics, we’re accustomed to the trauma of physical challenges and even more, the trauma of social injustice. Intellectual differences sometimes come accompanied by physical pain and worse, with exclusion and ridicule and name calling. The … Continue reading

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Why We Need To Cover 2014USAGames For Special Olympics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This June 14th–21st, over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes will compete in Princeton, N.J. for the 2014 USA National Games for Special Olympics, Inc.   Among them— Illinois athletes Taylor Reidal and Brent Kampert will compete in track and field. No matter if they win or lose, they will […]

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SCP107: Raising Empathetic Friends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 107, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Chelsea Budde, co-founder of Good Friend, Inc., an autism nonprofit behind the popular “We All Fit” video.  Daniel also discusses Irene Coleman’s blog about Autism and the Playground; Tim Shriver’s article on Post Traumatic Healing; Dr. Temple on Autism […]

newSCsitelaunch11april2014

NEW Website Launch: Nicer Desktop & More Mobile-Friendly

Dear friends, We have launched a new website this month.  It has a nicer desktop and is more mobile friendly. This will make it easier for you, our listeners and readers, to consume our content on your mobile devices, tablets, and desktop computers. Since the launch on this past Friday, April 11th, we have received […]

"Selfie" Photo By Daniel Smrokowski / Note: He was not listening to anything. 
Logo Designed By Tyra Robertson
Graphic on right: Courtesy SpecialOlympics.org

SpecialWalkscast07: First Global Sport Day For Development & Peace

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this 7th walkcast episode (forgot episode name in audio podcast), tune in to hear a special podcast recorded outside during Daniel’s 5-hour walk outside on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Listen as Daniel informs you about 4,205,630 fellow athletes in Special Olympics across the globe, The First International […]

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5th Annual You Raise Me Up Concert Benefits Special Olympics Illinois!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download By Daniel Smrokowski Athlete & Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois WHEATON, Ill. — On Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 p.m. athletes and volunteers from the western suburbs of Chicago flocked to College Church at 332 East Seminary Avenue for the fifth annual concert to benefit Special Olympics […]