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SCP132: Physical Therapy Benefits People with Special Needs, Recap #2015LDA, and much more!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 132, Daniel Smrokowski is joined in studio by his younger sister, Stefanie Smrokowski, a graduate student in physical therapy.  Tune in as Stefanie discusses: growing up with an older brother with special needs; her interest in physical therapy; her current internship and types of disability […]

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SpecialTalks51: Daniel’s Talk at 2015 Learning Disabilities Association Conference

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Special Talks podcast, we feature a talk presented by Daniel Smrokowski that he gave at the 2015 Learning Disabilities Association Conference in Chicago, Ill. Daniel talked about growing up with learning disabilities and severe speech/language disorder, tools from his special education teachers, his backstory of founding Special […]

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SCP131: Behind TheMighty.com

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 131, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Mike Porath, founder of TheMighty.com.  Tune in to hear Mike share his backstory of raising his daughter with special needs (Dup15q syndrome) and how he learned about her special needs label; his daughter’s abilities and seeing her special needs as […]

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SCP130: Previewing 2015 Learning Disabilities Association Conference

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 130, Daniel Smrokowski is joined by Beth McGaw, the marketing/advertising chair for the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Conference.  Beth shares us with about LDA’s upcoming 52nd Annual International Conference, How she got involved with LDA, who the LDA Conference is of, How the LDA Conference […]

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Karen & Rick Santorum Release New Book Called “Bella’s Gift”

Karen Santorum and her husband Rick Santorum are the authors of, Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation.   This new book tells the inspiring story of raising their youngest daughter, Bella.  In this book they share their inspiring story of raising a daughter with special needs.  Read more about […]

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People with Disabilities are Able to Work!

Over 80% of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in our country are unemployed, according to the 2014 report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).   ABLE to WORK USA is a new initiative that plans to change these statistics. According to their website, ABLE to Work USA is a nationwide initiative that […]

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Preview of Daniel’s speaking at 2015 LDA Conference

On Feb. 18-21, 2015, the 52nd annual international Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) Conference will take place in Chicago, Ill.  On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m., Special Chronicles Founder Daniel Smrokowski will be speaking a 1-hour session about growing up with LD and about our mission at Special Chronicles. Daniel will be […]

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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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Karen & Rick Santorum Release New Book Called “Bella’s Gift”

Karen Santorum and her husband Rick Santorum are the authors of, Bella’s Gift: How One Little Girl Transformed Our Family and Inspired a Nation.   This new book tells the inspiring story of raising their youngest daughter, Bella.  In this book they share their inspiring story of raising a daughter with special needs.  Read more about […]

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SCP132: Physical Therapy Benefits People with Special Needs, Recap #2015LDA, and much more!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 132, Daniel Smrokowski is joined in studio by his younger sister, Stefanie Smrokowski, a graduate student in physical therapy.  Tune in as Stefanie discusses: growing up with an older brother with special needs; her interest in physical therapy; her current internship and types of disability […]

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SpecialTalks51: Daniel’s Talk at 2015 Learning Disabilities Association Conference

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Special Talks podcast, we feature a talk presented by Daniel Smrokowski that he gave at the 2015 Learning Disabilities Association Conference in Chicago, Ill. Daniel talked about growing up with learning disabilities and severe speech/language disorder, tools from his special education teachers, his backstory of founding Special […]

Photo Credit: Office of Disability Employment Policy, DOL.GOV/ODEP

People with Disabilities are Able to Work!

Over 80% of people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in our country are unemployed, according to the 2014 report by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).   ABLE to WORK USA is a new initiative that plans to change these statistics. According to their website, ABLE to Work USA is a nationwide initiative that […]