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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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SCP124: Reasons To Smile

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 124, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Elizabeth Knauss, editor of the forthcoming book “Reasons to Smile: 100 Special Stories.”  Listen as Elizabeth shares with us how this book project got started, she’s looking for book contributors and invites you to contribute your special story that […]

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SCP123: Behind the PRODUCE movie

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 123, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with writer/director Chris Dowling and star David DeSanctis of the movie “Produce.”  Chris shares with us how he came up with the story of “Produce”; why he decided to feature character with Down syndrome; inspiration for writing & directing this […]

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SCP122: Journey of Unity and Abilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 122, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by friend of the show, Kyle Erickson and we discuss: Kyle’s new classical music album “The Journey”; Hear a sample of one of Kyle’s songs; discuss this week’s EKS Day and Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s vision; importance of Spread the Word […]

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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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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. This article was originally published in the November 5, 2014 issue of the Bugle Newspapers and is Reprinted with permission of the author. All rights reserved.  Throughout the month of October, we celebrated Down Syndrome Awareness […]

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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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SCPTV64: Interview with Maria DiSabato – student with a learning disability

Watch an interview with Maria DiSabato, friend and student with a learning disability: Featured on the Special Chronicles Podcast Episode #64 – Daniel and Maria discuss: her early years; dyslexia; the term “retard(ed)” and affected by this word; language affecting people with disabilities; Maria and college; do people see her wit ha disability; overcome adversity; advice […]