Behavioral Resources

Helpful Resources

Emerge’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker is on hand to guide parents through our programs. Her services include answering questions about whether your child is a good fit for Emerge, determining your child’s best placement, and enrolling into Emerge’s services. She also manages our parent resource library, runs a number of parent support groups that meet regularly at the center, and hosts monthly Lunch-N-Learn presentations for families in our Conference Room. Finally, Emerge’s Social Worker is available to provide families with information, connect with resources in and around Baton Rouge, and provides counseling. She can be reached by calling The Emerge Center at (225) 343-4232.

At The Emerge Center, we’re committed to being your single source for behavioral resources for your child. Below you will find links to websites of companies and organizations that provide valuable support and guidance.

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 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.

Louisiana Capital Area Human Services
The state mental health agency provides a variety of services to individuals of all ages without insurance and on Bayou Health/Medicaid with developmental disabilities and mental health issues.

Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center
The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center provides prevention, intervention and postvention services that provide support in times of crisis and loss, and operates 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-272-8367.

*If your child makes a statement about hurting him/herself or others, go to the nearest emergency room.

Arc of Baton Rouge 
The Arc advocates for the rights of all adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and improves and encourages community participation in the Baton Rouge area.