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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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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