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The Emerge Enterprise looks forward to the future with a continued spirit of innovation and collaboration to provide broad access to services for all.

2019

Deanna Whittle becomes CEO. The Emerge School breaks ground. Feeding therapy program at the Center officially launches.

2018

The Emerge Foundation launches, providing philanthropic support to The Emerge Center and The Emerge School. The Emerge School opens, serving 20 kindergarteners within two classrooms… Read More »2018

2016

Study by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation identifies a need for educational options serving elementary-aged children with autism.

2014

Organization re-brands as The Emerge Center and moves into its new, larger home, 7784 Innovation Park Drive. Staff size triples, eventually growing to 80+ full… Read More »2014

2011

With a skyrocketing demand for services, a $7 million capital campaign begins to build a larger center. Supporters include: The Albemarle Foundation, The Irene W.… Read More »2011

2009

Strategic plan funded by The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation sets the organization on a course for growth. BRSHF begins providing diagnoses for autism.

2008

Louisiana passes a law requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for autism diagnosis and therapy services.

2004

Pilot program for children with autism begins in partnership with Dr. George Noell, LSU Department of Psychology. Four children begin receiving Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA),… Read More »2004

2003

Sertoma Club, Delta Zeta and The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation fund Mobile Testing Unit, enabling our audiologist to perform free hearing screenings in the… Read More »2003