Here at AMR, we use the term "extra needs" in place of "special needs". Your child does not need an IEP or have to be significantly cognitively delayed for you to participate. "Extra Needs" includes so much more than just physical & cognitive differences. It's not just Down syndrome, CP, & autism. Families facing injury, trauma, medical crises...abuse, abandonment, neglect...children who have been adopted or been through the foster system....children who are experiencing addictions.... See a short list of examples to the left. Not sure, just ask!
We also support special educators and caregivers of disabled SPOUSES, such as wounded veterans and victims of illness and injury.
Do you need Emergency Respite Care?
If you have an unexpected emergency and are in need of respite care for your loved one, there may be help for you.
Emergency Respite Care is for an unplanned event that requires the unavoidable absence of the primary caregiver.
- Services within 72 hours (3 days)
- Across the lifespan—any age , any disability
- If your favorite respite provider is not available, we offer quality care
- Services available across Maryland
- Pre-Registration options available, including resource identification
Approval for emergency respite will be determined by the Elizabeth Cooney Agency and accomplished within 48 hours of request.
A family may only make one request per 12 month period and the maximum grant per family is $225 per 12 month period.
For services or more info, contact:
Elizabeth Cooney Personnel Agency, Inc.
Elizabeth Weglein, CEO