Resources and Support for Autism

Helpful Resources in Baton Rouge, LA

Emerge’s Children’s Development Center Coordinator is on hand to guide parents through our programs. She is here to answer questions about whether your child is a good fit for Emerge, determine your child’s best placement, and help enroll your child into Emerge’s services. She also manages our parent resource library and organizes monthly Lunch-N-Learn presentations for families in our Conference Room. Finally, Emerge’s Social Worker is available to provide families with information, and connect with local resources. She can be reached by calling The Emerge Center at (225) 343-4232 ext. 1901.

At The Emerge Center, we’re committed to providing comprehensive resources for autism and related services. Below you will find links to websites of companies and organizations that provide valuable support and guidance.

Exceptional Lives
Exceptional Lives helps families of children with disabilities gain better access to services and supports by making disability information accessible and easy to read. They offer interactive how-to guides to connect you with agencies that offer services, a searchable resource directory, and a personal support help line.

Association For Science In Autism Treatment
This organization is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with Autism. They provide accurate, scientifically sound information about Autism and treatments for Autism.

Autism Society Of America
This is the nation’s leading grassroots Autism organization that exists to improve the lives of all affected by Autism. They focus on increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Autism Society of Louisiana
This local chapter provides information and referrals, advocacy and support for individuals with ASD and their families; helps families identify qualified professionals in their communities; assists families in securing benefits and services provided by law; and promotes lifelong opportunities for persons with autism spectrum disorder in order to be fully included members of their communities.

Autism Speaks
This is the world’s leading Autism science and advocacy organization. They’re dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for Autism. They also increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and advocate for the needs of individuals with Autism and their families.

Families Helping Families Of Greater Baton Rouge
Families Helping Families is a non-profit, family-directed resource center for individuals with disabilities and their families. Their organization is a valuable resource that will provide you with information, referrals, education, training and parent-to-parent support.

Office For Citizens With Developmental Disabilities
This resource serves as the single point of entry for Louisiana residents into the developmental disabilities services system. They oversee public and private residential services and other services for people with developmental disabilities.