Daniel Smrokowski standing for a professional photo. He has on a red long sleeve Special Olympics polo

Daniel "Dan" Smrokowski

Daniel Smrokowski was born three-and-a-third months premature and was diagnosed with learning disabilities and a severe language disorder. He is an award-winning columnist covering special needs stories. Daniel is the founder of Special Chronicles, a nonprofit media platform that gives respect and voice to people with special needs. Daniel is also involved as an athlete, global messenger and board member with Special Olympics Illinois. Come join us at www.SpecialChronicles.com.
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Daniel captures the scenery of New York while on the Brooklyn Bridge with his mother.
During the week of July 15–20 as our Special Olympics movement celebrates a Global Week of Inclusion, I would like to share with you how I will be showcasing inclusion and “celebrate togetherness.”
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Dan talking with a host while he receives the news of becoming an International Global Ambassador. There is a congratulations cake on the desk.
On a cool midsummer evening, I sat to the right of my mom just behind the mosh pit at the Northerly Island pavilion in Chicago during the 50th Anniversary Concert for Special Olympics.
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photo of Daniel Smrokowski sitting and smiling.
In recognition of the International Day of Tolerance, we’re sharing this article written by Daniel Smrokowski, Special Olympics Illinois Athlete, for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Events.
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Dan holding a sign that says Class of 2018-2022. He's standing next to a woman and a man. The man is holding a sign that says Congratulations Daniel! They are all standing in front of a Special Olympics 50th Anniversary background.
Dr. Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Board of Special Olympics, selecting me for the prestigious class of 2018-2022 Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger.
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