In this episode, we feature an interview with Tim Shriver Jr., where we talk about how he got involved in Special Olympics; the legacy of his grandmother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver; what SO College is and why he co-founded it; why SO College is important; how colleges and universities can get involved in SO College; what the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign is all about that he co-founded; why he started this campaign and the importance of it; some ways of how you, our podcast listeners, can stop using the r-word and respect all of us with intellectual disabilities; gives us some highlights from a recent article that he wrote in the Huffington Post with Soeoren Palumbo about a rise in bullying among special education students; we discuss what Project Unify and Unified Sports is and the importance of it; how you can connect with Tim online (on Facebook); he finally shares with us some resource links you can check out for more information.
Also in this today’s show: Dan reviews the movie Field of Vision; then discuss a brief news story from disabilityscoop.com about kids with autism get a sneak peak of the movie “Cars 2”; Dan then informs you all about the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games that are occurring from June 10-12; and then Dan mentions that the Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece is coming up a few weeks later; Dan then gets to some listener feedback from Beth S.(iTunes Review) and another from Tom who commented during the live recording of this episode; Dan shares with you how you can send in feedback; a preview of what’s coming soon; finally some closing thoughts which includes thanks for all you for listening, thanks for Tim Shriver for coming on the podcast, reminders to pledge not to use the r-word at r-word.org, check out the links in the show notes at SpecialChronicles.com; looking forward to your feedback and intros. Final Song: “Let Me” by David Steffan (**Please Note that during this episode I mention the wrong name of the final song that is heard, listed here is the correct name of the song that was heard on this episode–sorry for any confusion.)
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Links in this episode:
“Bullying Revisted: Retard?” Article by Tim Shriver Jr. and Soeren Palumbo in the Huffington Post: http://goo.gl/Rnhca
Connect with Timbo Shriver on Facebook
Spread the Word Mini-Doc video that Daniel produced
Theme music: “Come On” by Ethan Neslun and Omorro Hogan
Final Song: “Let Me” by David Steffan (**Please Note that during this episode I mention the wrong name of the final song that is heard, listed here is the correct name of the song that was heard on this episode–sorry for any confusion.)
Spread the Word to End the Word/Movie segments bumper Background music: Courtesy of Popple
Closing End (thank you for listening…feedback info)Tag background music is Courtesy of Popple
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