Resources

We are committed to providing comprehensive resources for speech and related services in and around Baton Rouge. Below you will find links to companies and organizations that provide valuable support, guidance, and resources. Please call us (225) 343-4233 with any specific questions you may have about area resources.

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.

Association For Science In Autism Treatment
This organization is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with Autism. They provide accurate, scientifically sound information about Autism and treatments for Autism.

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 Society of Louisiana
This local chapter provides information and referrals, advocacy and support for individuals with ASD and their families; helps families identify qualified professionals in their communities; assists families in securing benefits and services provided by law; and promotes lifelong opportunities for persons with autism spectrum disorder in order to be fully included members of their communities.

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.

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.

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.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the worldwide professional, scientific and credentialing association for more than 130,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists and speech/language/hearing scientists.

Apraxia Kids
Apraxia Kids believes every child deserves a voice. The mission of the organization is to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has his or her best opportunity to develop speech.

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 provides you with information, referrals, education, training and parent-to-parent support.

First Signs
Because early detection has proven to have a profound impact on the quality of life for that child, First Signs focuses on helping you and medical professionals recognize the early signs of a developmental delay or disorder. The organization works to improve screening and referral practices, plus provides you, healthcare providers, early childhood educators and others with the information and guidance necessary to ensure the best developmental outcome for your child.

Louisiana EarlySteps
EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers aged birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays. Children with delays in cognitive, motor, vision, hearing, communication, social-emotional or adaptive development may be eligible for services. The Emerge Center is an Early Steps provider.

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The AOTA advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.

The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF)
The AOTF serves the public interest by supporting occupational therapy research and increasing public understanding of the important relationship between everyday activities (occupations) and health. They accomplish these aims primarily through grants and scholarships, programs and publications.

Consortium For Citizens With Disabilities (CCD)
The CCD is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

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
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 you have a child that is currently receiving services at Emerge, please take the two following surveys so we can better serve you.

Parent Educational Information Survey: This survey helps us learn about the kind of educational information our families are interested in receiving and how we can best share those resources with them.

Parent Participation Survey: We have heard from several of our families that there is an interest in getting more involved at Emerge as well as a structured opportunity to meet other parents. If this is of interest to you, please complete this brief survey so we can be in touch.