Helpful Resources from Pediatric Behavioral Health

At The Emerge Center, we’re committed to being your source for resources for your child. 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.

Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) and the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) for information regarding accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism.

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.

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.

CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD.

Crisis Intervention Center
The Intervention Center in Baton Rouge 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.

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.

Pediatric Psychological Associates Resources

Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network
LATAN is a 501(c)(3) statewide nonprofit organization that helps people of all ages with functional limitations or disabilities to gain greater independence at work, home, or school. LATAN serves Louisiana residents who need assistive technology (AT) services, information, and resources.

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.

Louisiana Medicaid Information

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.

Support for college students with Autism


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