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Our Mission:

We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

Our Vision:

Creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it.

Our Values:

Dignity, where the value and self-determination of every individual is upheld.

 

Equity, where everyone with Autism achieves the highest possible quality of life.

 

Inclusion, where every person is integrated into society without barriers or exceptions in a collaborative environment.

 

Diversity, where everyone is respected for their unique and individual differences.

 

Integrity, where we conduct ourselves with honor, truth, and respect in our thoughts, words, and actions.

Target Population

All individuals with ASD, of any age, and their families in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including the following parishes:

  • Ascension
  • East Baton Rouge
  • East Feliciana
  • Iberville​
  • Livingston
  • Pointe Coupe
  • West Baton Rouge​
  • West Feliciana

A Trusted Resource: Your local Autism Advocate.

We have been an affiliate of the National Autism Society, the oldest grassroots organization advocating for individuals on the autism spectrum, for more than 40 years. Autism Society Greater Baton Rouge. assists families in accessing appropriate services through our advocacy and support efforts; hosts family activities and events for members of our chapter; informs members of upcoming trainings and educational opportunities and assists them in their search for additional support as needed to attend conferences and workshops. 

In addition, we offer ongoing information and resource material for those with ASD, their families and the professionals who serve them. Our chapter meets quarterly to bring additional support to families to facilitate networking with other families with ASD. Professional guest speakers in the field of Autism are among some of the opportunities offered to members of the chapter at meetings and workshops. Our meetings are on Saturdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Library. 

Our Board:

Beryl Hebert, President

Joanna Bouquet, Vice President

Pranab Choudhury, Treasurer

Johanna Schroth, Secretary

Quarterly Meetings:

Next Meeting: June 8, 2024

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Location: Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library

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