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Baton Rouge: First autistic charter school opens; response to community demand

Aug 19, 2018, KLFY, Lafayette, LA: Louisiana's first tuition-free school for children with Autism welcomes first class Monday https://www.klfy.com/top-stories/louisiana-s-first-tuition-free-school-for-children-with-autism-welcomes-first-class-monday/13823637 Louisiana's first charter school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, The Emerge School for Autism, is set to welcome its first class and begin operations on Monday, according to WAFB-TV. … “For years, Baton Rouge and the surrounding communities have called for extended educational services for children with autism,” said Jean-Paul Perrault, Board Chair of The Emerge School for Autism. “The Emerge School was born from this demand and we’re excited to provide this unique therapeutically-focused education option to families in our community.” The Emerge School for Autism will serve children ages five to eleven and grow to serve approximately 120 students over time, according to a letter sent out from school officials. For its launch, the school will operate out of two classrooms to serve twenty children in its kindergarten class during the 2018-2019 school year…