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
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.