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We provide affordable, developmentally appropriate care to children with special needs and support for their families. Services currently include weekly Mom’s Morning Out for children with special needs, monthly Respite Nights and Emmy’s Voice, an online resource for families of children with special needs. Our biggest goal is to open Emmy’s Academy, an early intervention and educational childcare center in the North Atlanta Metro area by Summer 2016.
Corrigan Care's mission is to provide affordable, developmentally appropriate care for children with special needs and support for their families. Corrigan Care serves children with special needs from birth to 12 years of age in the Atlanta area, with the goal of opening Emmy's Academy, an early intervention childcare center in the North Metro Atlanta area in the Fall of 2014. The inspiration for Corrigan Care is Emily "Emmy" Corrigan who was born in April 2009 with Down syndrome. Emmy became sick in 2009 with Parvovirus (Fifth Disease) but after a courageous fight, Emmy ultimately lost her battle and passed away on December 11, 2009 at the age of two. After Emmy's passing, her mother Mrs. Amy Corrigan found there is a tremendous need in the Atlanta community for affordable, early intervention childcare for children with special needs. Early intervention childcare is extremely challenging to find in the Atlanta metro and if a family can find this level of care for their child, the costs can be astronomical as in thousands of dollars per week. In an attempt to honor Emmy’s life, Corrigan Care was incorporated in May 2010 to fill that void. Under Amy Corrigan’s leadership, Corrigan Care’s community efforts are led by one part time paid staff caregiver, a committed board of directors and advisory board, and a dedicated group of community volunteers. 100% of Corrigan Care’s board of directors give from their personal funds and bring a combined 75 years of experience in the areas of special needs care, fundraising, special events, early childcare education, marketing, business, accounting, and therapy services. Corrigan Care believes that every child with special needs is unique even if they have the same diagnosis. We aim to provide a warm, friendly environment free from generalizations and preconceived perceptions based on condition or appearance.