Special Chronicles – Giving Respect and Voice to People with Special Needs

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SCP143: Unified Relay Across America

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 with World Games […]

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SCP142: Meet SO Athlete Leaders LIVE From LaGrange

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 142, Daniel Smrokowski, Mallory Taylor, Kari Winter, and Mike McLaughlin co-host a live podcast, recorded on location from Armand’s Pizzeria of LaGrange, Ill. We kick off the show with a birthday celebration for Mallory and Mike in singing to them “Happy Birthday” by Tom Chapin (Used with permission).  [Starts at 3:00] […]

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SCP141: Famous Artist with Autism

In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 141, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Robert and Sandy Waters, the parents of Candy Waters, a young artist who has autism.  Tune in to hear Candy’s backstory of the challenges that she has; How she started creating art; Does Candy’s art give her the ability to communicate to a certain extent; Candy’s Inspiration; […]

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SCP140: Everyone Is Awesome!

In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 140, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Shona Riddell, of New Zealand, and parent of a daughter with Williams syndrome.  Tune in to hear Shona share her story of raising a daughter with special needs; and the first time she publicly wrote about her daughter’s condition, thoughts on term “disability”, freelancing in New Zealand […]

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Fly For Special Olympics World Games LA 2015!

Singer/Songwriter Avril Lavigne has partnered with Special Olympics in celebration of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angles 2015 and inspired by her foundation.  This week, Lavigne launched a new music video, “Fly” with net proceeds from the song that will directly support Special Olympics.  You can get your copy on iTunes now! Watch Avril Lavigne’s “Fly” for Special […]

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SEASPAR Launches New Podcast!

The Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR) agency just launched there debut podcast on March 3.  Greg Pavesich, of SEASPAR, hosted with a variety of guests from their EAGLES program.  Tune in to hear Greg and his guests talk about National Pancake Day, how the Eagles Programs helps those of us with special needs, and much […]

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A Lesson In Perseverance, Success From My Brother With Special Needs

My definition for success is to have set goals for yourself and to achieve them.  Someone I think is successful is my older brother, Daniel.  He will be eighteen in January and has had special needs his whole life.  Daniel is successful in school and at his job. Even though he has special needs, and […]

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Art gives Park Ridge girl with autism tools to communicate, inspire: Story For The Bugle

When Candy Waters was 3 years old, she was diagnosed with severe autism and became nonverbal.
Despite this, the Park Ridge girl quickly found her voice. Through art, Candy has inspired thousands of people around the globe, and given her family and friends a glimpse into the beautiful world she sees.

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SCP143: Unified Relay Across America

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 with World Games […]

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SCP142: Meet SO Athlete Leaders LIVE From LaGrange

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 142, Daniel Smrokowski, Mallory Taylor, Kari Winter, and Mike McLaughlin co-host a live podcast, recorded on location from Armand’s Pizzeria of LaGrange, Ill. We kick off the show with a birthday celebration for Mallory and Mike in singing to them “Happy Birthday” by Tom Chapin (Used with permission).  [Starts at 3:00] […]

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SCP141: Famous Artist with Autism

In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 141, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Robert and Sandy Waters, the parents of Candy Waters, a young artist who has autism.  Tune in to hear Candy’s backstory of the challenges that she has; How she started creating art; Does Candy’s art give her the ability to communicate to a certain extent; Candy’s Inspiration; […]

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Fly For Special Olympics World Games LA 2015!

Singer/Songwriter Avril Lavigne has partnered with Special Olympics in celebration of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angles 2015 and inspired by her foundation.  This week, Lavigne launched a new music video, “Fly” with net proceeds from the song that will directly support Special Olympics.  You can get your copy on iTunes now! Watch Avril Lavigne’s “Fly” for Special […]

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SEASPAR Launches New Podcast!

The Special Parks & Recreation (SEASPAR) agency just launched there debut podcast on March 3.  Greg Pavesich, of SEASPAR, hosted with a variety of guests from their EAGLES program.  Tune in to hear Greg and his guests talk about National Pancake Day, how the Eagles Programs helps those of us with special needs, and much […]