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SCP128: Preview SO LA2015, SO Team USA, Celebrate Abilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 128, Daniel Smrokowski discusses: Preview of Special Olympics (SO) World Games Los Angeles 2015 with facts & figures; how you can get involved in LA2015 and stay connected online; Plus, SO Team USA Announced; SO Partners with iMyne and holiday shopping; Celebrate Abilities with Dustin […]

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SCP127: Sertoma Centre & Pace Bus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 127, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Gus van den Brink, executive director of the Sertoma Centre in Alsip, Ill. about how their clients with special needs benefit from the Pace Bus service and about how they serve people with special needs.  Gus also shares with […]

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SCP126: Giving Thanks and Diffabilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 126, Daniel Smrokowski discusses: the quote “don’t judge a book by its cover” and people with special needs; the term diffabilities and People First Language; Daniel’s new “Special Voices” Column;  UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities & technology; our friend Georgia receives an award […]

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SCP125: Unified Partnership Creating Sand Trap movie

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 125, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with John J. Vogel and Special Olympics athlete Jacob Price, who are the co-creators of “The Sand Trap” movie.  John and Jacob share with us: how they both met; Jacob’s involvement in Special Olympics and what disability he was diagnosed […]

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Reasons to Smile Book Open Call for Book Contributors Extended!

Many of our podcast listeners will recall that Elizabeth Knauss, a editor  of the forthcoming book “Reasons to Smile: 100 Special Stories,” was a guest on a recent show.  We recently received an email that the book will be published in late 2015 or early 2016.  This means that they are still accepting book contributors– […]

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Celebrating 6-Years of Podcasting: Early Days in New Media & Our Narrative!

This month of November 2014, it has been 6-years since I first started podcasting.  To celebrate, I’m going to share with you some of the history of Special Chronicles– from the early days of when I first began producing new media content to today. My first blog was called “Dan’s Journal: Thoughts To Share.”  I […]

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SeptemberUpdate: All-New Podcasts Coming Soon

As we near the end of the month of September, we’ve got some exciting content that is coming soon.  Here is a brief update on what is coming soon to be heard right here on the Special Chronicles Podcast: During this final week of September we’ll be speaking with friend of the show Kyle Erickson […]

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Celebrate ABILITIES with Special Olympics athletes!

Our friends at the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 have a video series on YouTube and Google+ that celebrates the abilities of people with disabilities. The first two videos of the series features Dustin Plunkett, a Special Olympics athlete from southern California athlete, Global Messenger and World Games associate, and also features Special […]

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SCP128: Preview SO LA2015, SO Team USA, Celebrate Abilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 128, Daniel Smrokowski discusses: Preview of Special Olympics (SO) World Games Los Angeles 2015 with facts & figures; how you can get involved in LA2015 and stay connected online; Plus, SO Team USA Announced; SO Partners with iMyne and holiday shopping; Celebrate Abilities with Dustin […]

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SCP127: Sertoma Centre & Pace Bus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 127, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Gus van den Brink, executive director of the Sertoma Centre in Alsip, Ill. about how their clients with special needs benefit from the Pace Bus service and about how they serve people with special needs.  Gus also shares with […]

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SCP126: Giving Thanks and Diffabilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 126, Daniel Smrokowski discusses: the quote “don’t judge a book by its cover” and people with special needs; the term diffabilities and People First Language; Daniel’s new “Special Voices” Column;  UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities & technology; our friend Georgia receives an award […]

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Reasons to Smile Book Open Call for Book Contributors Extended!

Many of our podcast listeners will recall that Elizabeth Knauss, a editor  of the forthcoming book “Reasons to Smile: 100 Special Stories,” was a guest on a recent show.  We recently received an email that the book will be published in late 2015 or early 2016.  This means that they are still accepting book contributors– […]

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People-first language important in all instances: Guest Column in the Bugle Newspapers

Language used by media should focus on a person’s abilities, not disabilities. Click Here to read the full column. Throughout the month of October, we celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  This is a month where we learn to see Down syndrome, and other disabilities, as a gift while focusing on an individual’s abilities.  Read More: Print/E-Edition |  Online […]