Jacob’s Ladder Enrolls Individuals With Any Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Challenge
Your child can benefit from our trademarked and internationally recognized Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care, implemented in loving environments that optimize brain growth, learning, and positive social interactions.
Enrollment at Jacob’s Ladder can be full-time, fulfilling school placement requirements within the state of Georgia, or part-time. A variety of scheduling options are available based on each family’s unique needs.
Before school and after school care is available during the school year.
School Year: All learning environments at Jacob's Ladder use an 11-month school year format from August through June, except The Hope School, which uses a 10-month school year format, August-May.
Additional interventions, including summer camps, are also available.
Conducting an evaluation is the first step in the admission process. The evaluation is a Global Neurodevelopmental and Educational Assessment that measures and records data in each of the key areas represented in the Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care (IWBMC).
The evaluation process is a combination of direct testing measures utilizing over 1,000+ neurodevelopmental metrics, additional standardized tests, and measures, clinical observation, parent/provider reporting, and includes an in-depth and comprehensive parent interview, nutritional consultation, and a qEEG (Quantitative Electroencephalogram).
The findings are then synthesized to develop an individualized treatment plan and recommendations, individualized program design, and a Comprehensive Report to review key findings during the Program Overview. We look forward to serving you!
Introductory Conversation with our Admissions Team
Evaluation and Assessment with Individualized Recommendations
Jacob’s Ladder offers several programs and auxiliary services. The programs include on-campus programming at our Roswell and Buckhead locations as well as off-campus programming through our Community of Care and Family Wraparound programs where we are able to bring the Interpersonal Whole Brain Model of Care™ to you! Because our programs are highly individualized, pricing varies per program and per your child’s individual needs and the level of care that will most effectively help them.
Families who attend Jacob’s Ladder for on-campus programming at either our Roswell or Buckhead locations are encouraged to learn more about and apply for the following financial aid options:
SB-10 is available to students up to 22 years of age and can be utilized toward full-time programming at Jacob’s Ladder (part-time programming is ineligible). The most common way to attain SB-10 eligibility is by enrolling in the Georgia public school system and establishing an IEP. Alternatively, families can establish SB-10 eligibility by completing the HB-70 Medical Waiver process, which is detailed in the link enclosed below.
If you are already eligible for SB-10 funding, please visit the following link: SB-10 Funding Calculator and take a screenshot of your child's SB-10 Funding Calculator results.
Financial Aid (cont)
If you are not yet eligible for SB-10 funding and intend to submit an HB-70 Waiver to establish eligibility, you may begin this process by submitting your waiver request through the following link: HB 70 Waiver, Option 6.
Can be utilized every year until your child turns 22 years old toward full-time programming at Jacob’s Ladder (part-time programming is ineligible).
Students must be between 4-to-9 years old -OR- be transitioning to Jacob's Ladder directly from a public school setting to be eligible to apply for the GOAL Scholarship. Jacob’s Ladder will partner alongside families who wish to apply in order to determine eligibility.
The GOAL Scholarship is funded by individuals and organizations who redirect their tax dollars to Jacob's Ladder through GOAL. Although donations cannot be designated to a specific student, we ask that all GOAL recipients assist with spreading information to friends and family to ensure the fund is sustainable year-over-year.
Please visit the GOAL website for additional information on this program: GOAL - For Parents
The New Options Waiver Program (NOW) and Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) are administered through Medicaid, and some aspects of Jacob’s Ladder programming can be funded under the NOW/COMP codes CAI and CAG, which are intended to contribute to the costs of programming that target independence skills and community-based intervention. Medicaid Waiver Programs
In addition to the options outlined above, minimal Jacob's Ladder scholarships are available for enrolled students. Financial aid awards are made based on financial need, a family's motivation and commitment to Jacob's Ladder, active participation and engagement, and the reasonable expectation of a student's success in the program. The Financial Aid Committee approves the amount of financial aid. Each family who receives financial aid should expect to pay some tuition, as no full-tuition awards are currently available.