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 2020 we will begin accepting applications for 2020-2021 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 will begin accepting applications for our 2020-2021 Kindergarten classes on October 14, 2019. The application period ends on January 14, 2020. We will hold a lottery for qualified applicants after the application period ends.

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

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

 

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