Roswell, GA, May 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Jacob’s Ladder founding director Amy O’Dell announces a breakthrough in educating developmentally challenged children. “We are seeing the rewards of an intensive program that combines hard, brain-based science with a delivery approach that focuses on a strong teacher-student relationship. Our students are defying the limitations imposed on them,” said O'Dell.
O’Dell’s announcement comes in the wake of the CDC’s recent release of Autism prevalence data, which finds that about 1 in 6 children in the U.S. had a developmental disability in 2006-2008 and 1 in 88 American children on the Autism spectrum, with 1 in 54 boys identified, marking a 23 percent increase since the CDC’s last report. According to the CDC, more children will be diagnosed with Autism in the U.S. this year than with childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined. ASD affects an estimated three million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. There is no established explanation for this continuing increase. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness.
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Jacob's Ladder is an SAIS-SACS accredited pre-K through 12, SB-10 approved, 501 (c) (3) private school, serving students with any type of neurological challenge, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD), Cerebral Palsy, Language Delays, Delays Unique to Specific Syndromes, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, ADHD, Behavior Disorders, and a range of learning disabilities and genetic disorders. 60% of Jacob’s Ladder students have been diagnosed with Autism. Students come from all over the world to attend Jacob’s Ladder. Since its founding in 1998, Jacob’s Ladder has provided evaluations and tailored training to some 2,500 families -- from virtually every state and five continents.
To view video and narrative of Jacob’s Ladder’s latest student success story, go to: http://jacobsladdercenter.com/blog/. For more information, contact: Joanne Reichardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 998-1017 or Amy O’Dell at
AmyO@jacobsladderschool.net or (770) 998-1017.