General FAQ

1. What are the requirements to enroll?

  • Child must live in East Baton Rouge Parish School District.*

  • Child must have a DSM-V diagnosis of autism from a qualified specialist (Neurologist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, or Developmental Pediatrician).

  • Child must currently qualify for Special Education in the state of Louisiana.


2. What do I need to do to apply for my child?

  • Complete the online application.

  • Submit documentation of :

    • Residency in East Baton Rouge Parish School District

    • Qualification for Special Education in Louisiana

    • Medical diagnosis of autism

    • Kindergarten age


3. What ages/grade levels are you enrolling?  

  • In the fall of 2019 we will enroll Kindergarten students.


4. Must my child have autism to enroll?

  • Yes, all students must have a DSM-V diagnosis of autism from a medical professional.


5. What is the enrollment process?

  • We are currently accepting applications for our 2019-2020 Kindergarten classes. The application period ends on March 2, 2019. We will hold a lottery for qualified applications in March.

  • Parents/Guardians submit documents verifying qualification (see #2).

  • If there are more applicants than seats, we will hold a lottery in March.


*In regards to homeless applicants, The Emerge School for Autism abides by all regulations in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Act.