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SCP149: SO World Games Athlete Chris Nichol Reaches Up For LA2015

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 149, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friend & fellow Special Olympics athlete from Illinois Christopher Nichol who is competing at Special Olympics 2015 World Games; an Impromptu RoadCast; and Listener Feedback on Music for World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Chris shares with […]

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SCP148: CheerForLA2015, Meet SO Athlete Joelle Packard

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio Video Edition:  https:// In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 148, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friends and listeners Darian Packard and Joelle, her daughter & fellow Special Olympics athlete from the first-ever CheerForLA2015 cheerleading program at Special Olympics 2015 World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Darian and Joelle share […]

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SCP147: LIVE at SOILL2015 Summer Games

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 147, Daniel Smrokowski is podcasting live at the 2015 Summer Games for Special Olympics Illinois; the latest Top Stories on SC; and much more! In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, we give you live coverage from an insider’s perspective of what it’s like competing at the 2015 […]

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SCP146: Reach Up with 2015 Illinois Junior Miss Amazing Queen Lea Schultz

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 146, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Lea Schultz, the 2015 Illinois Junior Miss Amazing Queen. Plus, Daniel gives you a teaser to Part 2 of our new SC Fans Love Series; Lea and her parents Love SC; Stuttering Awareness Week Article; Bree & Madison of #ReachUp song Love SC; […]

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Special Children, Blessed Fathers: Brief Father’s Day Podcast Segment

This past Sunday, June 21, we celebrated both the first day of Summer and Father’s Day.  In celebration, we bring you from our archives, a brief podcast segment with Daniel’s dad.  In this brief podcast segment, Adam, shares with us on what it’s like having a son born with developmental and medical problems, what’s its like […]

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Reach Up with Breanna and Madison for LA2015 Special Olympics World Games

In celebration of next month’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the Coca-Cola Company, a founding partner of Special Olympics, has gathered a team of stars to record a unified theme song just for the 2015 World Games.  This new song, titled, “Reach Up,” will debut on Monday, June 15 and will be performed LIVE during the Opening […]

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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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SCP149: SO World Games Athlete Chris Nichol Reaches Up For LA2015

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 149, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friend & fellow Special Olympics athlete from Illinois Christopher Nichol who is competing at Special Olympics 2015 World Games; an Impromptu RoadCast; and Listener Feedback on Music for World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Chris shares with […]

Photos Courtesy Darian Packard

SCP148: CheerForLA2015, Meet SO Athlete Joelle Packard

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio Video Edition:  https:// In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 148, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with his new friends and listeners Darian Packard and Joelle, her daughter & fellow Special Olympics athlete from the first-ever CheerForLA2015 cheerleading program at Special Olympics 2015 World Games. In the first segment of this week’s all-new podcast episode, Darian and Joelle share […]

Madison (left) and Breanna (right) #ReachUp [Photo Courtesy Thunderclap.it]

Reach Up with Breanna and Madison for LA2015 Special Olympics World Games

In celebration of next month’s 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, the Coca-Cola Company, a founding partner of Special Olympics, has gathered a team of stars to record a unified theme song just for the 2015 World Games.  This new song, titled, “Reach Up,” will debut on Monday, June 15 and will be performed LIVE during the Opening […]

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SCP146: Reach Up with 2015 Illinois Junior Miss Amazing Queen Lea Schultz

Subscribe:  iTunes | RSS Feed | Stitcher Radio In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 146, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Lea Schultz, the 2015 Illinois Junior Miss Amazing Queen. Plus, Daniel gives you a teaser to Part 2 of our new SC Fans Love Series; Lea and her parents Love SC; Stuttering Awareness Week Article; Bree & Madison of #ReachUp song Love SC; […]

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Special Voices: Flame of Hope promotes respect, inclusion: Column in the Bugle Newspapers

Editor’s Note:  This column was originally published in the Wednesday, June 3, 2015 issue of the Bugle Newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Print/E-Edition (PDF) Special Voices By Daniel Smrokowski My fellow athlete in Special Olympics, Susie Doyens, stood on the golf course of the Bartlett Hills Golf Club one day with her […]

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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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Special Children, Blessed Fathers: Brief Father’s Day Podcast Segment

This past Sunday, June 21, we celebrated both the first day of Summer and Father’s Day.  In celebration, we bring you from our archives, a brief podcast segment with Daniel’s dad.  In this brief podcast segment, Adam, shares with us on what it’s like having a son born with developmental and medical problems, what’s its like […]