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SCP145: Meet SEASPAR Friends LIVE at 2015 Believe & Achieve Banquet

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 145, Daniel Smrokowski is podcasting live at SEASPAR’s 2015 Believe & Achieve Banquet, recorded and broadcasted on location at the Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  He is joined by his fellow SEASPAR participants and friends. We kick off the show with talking to Susan Friend, executive director of […]

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SCP144: Short Bus Is The Greatest Blessing

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 144, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Laura Hertzog, (From Minnesota, goes to school in Wisconsin) a writer on The Mighty and whose brother was diagnosed with Down syndrome.  Tune in to hear Laura discuss: Challenges her brother has; Why she wrote “The Short Bus Stops At My House”; Why […]

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SCP143: Unified Relay Across America

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 143, Daniel Smrokowski hosts while friend of the show, Jim Morgan, returns to co-host. Daniel sits down with Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics, for her second appearance on this show as they discuss: How the Unified Relay got started; Connection with Play Unified Message; What is Unified Relay; Connection […]

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TuesdaywithTeresa: April 2015 Segment (SOILL Update Podcast)

In this April 2015 relaunch of our “Tuesday’s with Teresa” podcast segment, Daniel Smrokowski is jammed into a small attic studio with Teresa Crudele (digital marketing manager) and Alexandra McMillin (manager of communications) of Special Olympics Illinois. Join us as we bring you back to the basics of “What is Special Olympics Illinois?”; Who SOILL reaches; […]

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Stuttering Is Awesome: A Belated Celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week

This past week of May 11-17, 2015, we celebrated National Stuttering Awareness Week–a time to educate and bring awareness about stuttering or speech disorders.  According to the National Stuttering Organization (NSA), in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation establishing the second week in May as “National Stuttering Awareness Week.”  The NSA is the first organization to […]

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A Special Mother Is Born: Brief Mother’s Day Podcast Segment

This Sunday, May 10, we celebrate Mother’s Day.  In celebration, we bring you from our archives, a brief podcast segment with Daniel’s mom.  In this brief podcast segment, Linda, shares with us on raising a son with special needs and on the Special Olympics Illinois Families program or F.A.N. (family action network).  Listen below: This […]

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Georgia, Emma, & Cate Hunter’s LIVE Report From Dublin, Ireland!

Friends of the show, Georgia Hunter, and her sisters Cate and Emma, recently traveled to Dublin, Ireland the week of April 25.  On last week’s SCP live episode #142, Georgia and Emma called-in to give us a report on their trip.  They share with with about: their plane trip, what they are enjoying most in […]

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MAN WITH SPEECH IMPEDIMENT HOSTS PODCAST, PROMOTES DISABILITY AWARENESS (on ABC-7 Eyewitness News)

Source: ABC7Chicago.com  By Hosea Sanders LA GRANGE PARK, Ill. (WLS) — Getting behind a microphone for a live broadcast can sometimes be a real challenge; but imagine hosting a show with a speech impediment. One local man is doing it, and doing it very well. Not only that, he’s also quite a writer and an athlete as […]

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Special Olympics Global Messengers educate, inspire: Column in the Bugle Newspapers

Editor’s Note:  This column was originally published in the Thursday May 7, 2015 issue of the Bugle Newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Print/E-Edition (PDF) By Daniel Smrokowski | Special Voices | nweditor@buglenewspapers.com | @specialchronicles.com  In April, we celebrated Autism Awareness Month, a time to educate our communities about how it […]

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SCP143: Unified Relay Across America

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 143, Daniel Smrokowski hosts while friend of the show, Jim Morgan, returns to co-host. Daniel sits down with Janet Froetscher, CEO of Special Olympics, for her second appearance on this show as they discuss: How the Unified Relay got started; Connection with Play Unified Message; What is Unified Relay; Connection […]

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Stuttering Is Awesome: A Belated Celebration of National Stuttering Awareness Week

This past week of May 11-17, 2015, we celebrated National Stuttering Awareness Week–a time to educate and bring awareness about stuttering or speech disorders.  According to the National Stuttering Organization (NSA), in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation establishing the second week in May as “National Stuttering Awareness Week.”  The NSA is the first organization to […]

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SCP145: Meet SEASPAR Friends LIVE at 2015 Believe & Achieve Banquet

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 145, Daniel Smrokowski is podcasting live at SEASPAR’s 2015 Believe & Achieve Banquet, recorded and broadcasted on location at the Abbington Banquets in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  He is joined by his fellow SEASPAR participants and friends. We kick off the show with talking to Susan Friend, executive director of […]

(Right) Laura with her brother David | (Left) Young Daniel Steps off Short Bus

SCP144: Short Bus Is The Greatest Blessing

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 144, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Laura Hertzog, (From Minnesota, goes to school in Wisconsin) a writer on The Mighty and whose brother was diagnosed with Down syndrome.  Tune in to hear Laura discuss: Challenges her brother has; Why she wrote “The Short Bus Stops At My House”; Why […]

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A Special Mother Is Born: Brief Mother’s Day Podcast Segment

This Sunday, May 10, we celebrate Mother’s Day.  In celebration, we bring you from our archives, a brief podcast segment with Daniel’s mom.  In this brief podcast segment, Linda, shares with us on raising a son with special needs and on the Special Olympics Illinois Families program or F.A.N. (family action network).  Listen below: This […]