The 8th annual Mighty Mavericks event will take place Saturday, Sept. 7 at the UNO Sapp Field House.  It is an opportunity for families in the community of individuals with special needs to enjoy a variety of interactive activities.  Plus the Flapjack Guys will be there!

Children's Respite Care Center CEO, Anne Constantino, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the mission of CRCC, the Mighty Mavericks event (which is free and open to anyone in the community with special needs and their family members), and she shares a wonderful story about the integrated classes and the impact that has on the kids.

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All children benefit from interacting with same-aged peers.  CRCC's new program promotes curiosity, learning, friendships, and understanding, while celebrating each other.  

Learning Together Preschool uses a theme and project-based approach that will enable children to acquire information and learn concepts through meaningful hands-on opportunities and experiences.  Learning Together Preschool promotes learning through purposeful play, choice based activities, and meaningful experiences that are relevant to the child and their development.

CEO Anne Constantino sits down with Mike Hogan to discuss this new program which integrates typically developing children with medically fragile, developmentally delayed, and physically challenged children to the benefit of all the children involved.

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Children's Respite Care Center (CRCC) provides comprehensive care along with family services and support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and mental health/behaviorally diagnosed children and their families from birth to age 21.

Through day, weekend and summer programs, its licensed nurses, therapists, teachers and associates combine compassion, experience and expertise to help children reach their potential when those needs cannot be met in traditional settings.    

President and CEO, Anne Constantino, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss the Silver Ribbon Event - March 13, 11:30a.m. at Regency Marriott.  Dr. Christopher Willard,  Harvard Medical School psychologist and author, is the featured speaker and he will share his uniquely informed perspective on the benefits of mindfulness meditation as well as resources for educators, professionals, and parents. 

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Jeffrey Owen Hanson

Jeff Hanson is on a mission to change the world through art. Visually impaired since childhood from neurofibromatosis, he received national attention for raising $1 million for charity with his art by his 20th birthday. As of today Hanson has raised more than $3.4 million. A signature piece of Hanson’s art will be part of CRCC's (Children’s Respite Care Center) Silver Ribbon Event,** on Saturday, March 10. 

 **This event is sold out.