An innovative software solution that provides a personalized path for individuals with neurobiological challenges.

A revolutionary approach based on the scientific principle of neuroplasticity to help you, and those you love, reach their full potential – changing the conversation from the impossible to the possible.

A diagnosis is just the beginning, not the end, of an individual’s story.

For more information on AHAVA, please submit the following:


Equipping individuals educating or serving those with neurobiological challenges


Providing school systems with additional clinical insight and intervention-based models


Supporting families that are struggling to find a way forward for their own loved one

A Science-Backed, Hope-Filled, Personalized, Holistic, Innovative, Globally-Effective,
Love-Centered Care Solution.

45% of the world’s population is affected by a neurobiological diagnosis in their lifetime.

Individuals all across the globe need the whole-person, whole-brain approach AHAVA provides. This software solution will provide caretakers, clinics, school systems, and families around the world with the innovative model that has been serving children from infancy to adulthood for decades.

Our model

The Interpersonal Whole-Brain Model of Care™ (IWBMC™) is built upon the scientific principle of neuroplasticity – that the brain can change no matter an individual’s age, diagnosis, or level of functioning.

The trademarked and internationally recognized IWBMC™ begins with comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessments to guide multifocal individualized treatment and educational plans that lead to brain growth, healing, and wholeness. This treatment plan is delivered through AHAVA, our software as a service (SaaS) digital platform. Training and certification in the IWBMC are available through our online training platform.

AHAVA addresses neurodevelopmental challenges such as:

  • Developmental delays
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Emotional-behavioral-relational challenges

AHAVA’s Origin Story

Too many people today struggle to help individuals with brain-based challenges. We understand. Our founder, Amy O’Dell, was once a frustrated parent. She developed our revolutionary methodology after experts painted a hopeless future for her son, Jacob.

Since that time 30 years ago, Amy founded Jacob’s Ladder School, serving over 4,000 individuals across five continents and proving the impossible IS possible. 

Now it’s time for us to help you.