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SCP108: Even Geeks Have Learning Disabilities

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NEW Website Launch: Nicer Desktop & More Mobile-Friendly

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7th Heaven Concert Benefits SEASPAR Special Parks & Recreation!

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Autism Awareness Day highlights the abilities of people with Autism, intellectual disabilities: Guest Column in Bugle Newspapers

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Even Geeks Have Learning Disabilities

SCP108: Even Geeks Have Learning Disabilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 108, Daniel Smrokowski is joined in-studio by one of our board members, Tyra Robertson, to discuss growing up with learning disabilities; Celebrating Dignity of Disability; Disability Blogger Sarah Sarah Perkins on Time They Forgot She Was On the Plane; Our Promo for Why We Should […]

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SCP107: Raising Empathetic Friends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 107, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Chelsea Budde, co-founder of Good Friend, Inc., an autism nonprofit behind the popular “We All Fit” video.  Daniel also discusses Irene Coleman’s blog about Autism and the Playground; Tim Shriver’s article on Post Traumatic Healing; Dr. Temple on Autism […]

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SpecialWalkscast07: First Global Sport Day For Development & Peace

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this 7th walkcast episode (forgot episode name in audio podcast), tune in to hear a special podcast recorded outside during Daniel’s 5-hour walk outside on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Listen as Daniel informs you about 4,205,630 fellow athletes in Special Olympics across the globe, The First International […]

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SpecialTalksPodcast25: Law Enforcement Torch Run Trivia Night

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Special Talks podcast, we feature a speech from Daniel Smrokowski, an Athlete and Global Messenger for Special Olympics Illinois.  In this speech, you’ll hear about Daniel’s thank you the adults at the Trivia Night for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. […]

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NEW Website Launch: Nicer Desktop & More Mobile-Friendly

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Dear friends, In celebration of launch of our new website, one of our board members, Tyra Robertson, longtime friend of our nonprofit, joined us in-studio to geek out about our new website and hangout in the studio after the taping of episode 108. Join us for 11-minutes […]

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Two 1-Hour Speeches: Podcast Journalism, New Media & Social Change

Podcast: Play in new window | Download On Thursday, April 3, Daniel returned to the college he graduated from in December 2012.  He was invited by two of his former teachers– John W. Fountain (journalism media writing class) and Jiwon Yoon (media and social change class). If you want to listen to the full audio […]

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Autism Awareness Day highlights the abilities of people with Autism, intellectual disabilities: Guest Column in Bugle Newspapers

Read the full column at: Print/E-Edition |  Online Edition  This article is Copyright 2014 by Daniel Smrokowski/ Bugle Newspapers. All rights reserved.   Breanna Bogucki, 16, of Cary, Ill., stands smiling with her phone in hand, as she takes a “selfie” with me in the basement of Misericodia on the North-side of Chicago.  Today, April 2nd, […]

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Post Traumatic Healing

In the world of Special Olympics, we’re accustomed to the trauma of physical challenges and even more, the trauma of social injustice. Intellectual differences sometimes come accompanied by physical pain and worse, with exclusion and ridicule and name calling. The … Continue reading

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7th Heaven Concert Benefits SEASPAR Special Parks & Recreation!

On Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m., the 7th Heaven band will come to the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove to support the Special Olympics team that I’m a part of — SEASPAR Special Parks & Recreation. Stay tuned to an upcoming episode of the Special Chronicles podcast:  Breanna Alyssa and Daniel Smrokowski will sit […]

Even Geeks Have Learning Disabilities

SCP108: Even Geeks Have Learning Disabilities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 108, Daniel Smrokowski is joined in-studio by one of our board members, Tyra Robertson, to discuss growing up with learning disabilities; Celebrating Dignity of Disability; Disability Blogger Sarah Sarah Perkins on Time They Forgot She Was On the Plane; Our Promo for Why We Should […]

newSCsitelaunch11april2014

NEW Website Launch: Nicer Desktop & More Mobile-Friendly

Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Dear friends, In celebration of launch of our new website, one of our board members, Tyra Robertson, longtime friend of our nonprofit, joined us in-studio to geek out about our new website and hangout in the studio after the taping of episode 108. Join us for 11-minutes […]

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Why We Need To Cover 2014USAGames For Special Olympics

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This June 14th–21st, over 3,000 Special Olympics athletes will compete in Princeton, N.J. for the 2014 USA National Games for Special Olympics, Inc.   Among them— Illinois athletes Taylor Reidal and Brent Kampert will compete in track and field. No matter if they win or lose, they will […]

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SCP107: Raising Empathetic Friends

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In Special Chronicles Podcast Episode 107, Daniel Smrokowski sits down with Chelsea Budde, co-founder of Good Friend, Inc., an autism nonprofit behind the popular “We All Fit” video.  Daniel also discusses Irene Coleman’s blog about Autism and the Playground; Tim Shriver’s article on Post Traumatic Healing; Dr. Temple on Autism […]