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 have a current IEP from a parish in Louisiana.

 

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

  • Applications are currently closed. Please sign up for email updates on this page to be notified when the application period begins.

  • Complete the pre-enrollment form.

  • Submit current IEP, DSM-V medical diagnosis of autism and any additional relevant documentation

  • Submit Authorization to Release Information between Emerge and

    • Parish which current IEP was completed

    • Child’s Doctor(s)

 

3. What ages/grade levels are you enrolling?  

  • In the fall of 2019 we will enroll Kindergarten and a limited number of first grade spots.

 

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?

  • Applications are currently closed. Please sign up for email updates on our home page to be notified when the application period begins.

  • Parents/Guardians complete a pre-enrollment form.

  • 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.