The Arc of Loudoun

The Arc of Loudoun The Arc of Loudoun maximizes the potential of children while supporting families and individuals with disabilities so that they may thrive in the community.
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The Arc of Loudoun is home to The Aurora School, a school for students 5-22 with disabilities (primarily autism); Open Door Learning Center, am inclusive preschool for children age 2-7 of all abilities; ALLY (A Life Like Yours) Advocacy Center, a legal clinic that helps families secure the full range of services available to help those in need; Aurora Behavior Clinic which provides individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions; and Ability Fitness Center, a therapeutic fitness and wellness center with expert clinicians and specialized equipment that provides access to innovative, customized, and activity based interventions for people with neurologic and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of Loudoun is home to The Aurora School, a school for students 5-22 with disabilities (primarily autism); Open Door Learning Center, am inclusive preschool for children age 2-7 of all abilities; ALLY (A Life Like Yours) Advocacy Center, a legal clinic that helps families secure the full range of services available to help those in need; Aurora Behavior Clinic which provides individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions; and Ability Fitness Center, a therapeutic fitness and wellness center with expert clinicians and specialized equipment that provides access to innovative, customized, and activity based interventions for people with neurologic and developmental disabilities.

Mission: The Arc of Loudoun empowers, embraces, and engages people with disabilities and their families.

Operating as usual

We have a lot to be thankful for! One thing being you and all your support! We hope you have a joyful day
11/26/2020

We have a lot to be thankful for! One thing being you and all your support! We hope you have a joyful day

You get more than a therapeutic training session when you come to Ability Fitness Center! Every day is full of friendly ...
11/24/2020

You get more than a therapeutic training session when you come to Ability Fitness Center! Every day is full of friendly faces and good conversation. 🙂

Here's two of our new clients, Ashley and Jim, getting to know each other while working out on our FES bikes.

11/19/2020
Shocktober

Virginia Rides is amazing! Thank you for your constant support. If you needing a ride this holiday season - they can get you there! http://www.varides.org/

Our many thanks continue! Virginia Rides is the only way to get to and from Shocktober. Whether we're in person or all-virtual, Virginia Rides has had our back!

Virginia Rides can get you there! Check out their website for more information and to book your holiday ride: http://www.varides.org/

11/18/2020

Here we go! A throwback with Miss Kate - have fun and happy Wednesday!

11/18/2020
Shocktober

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Shocktober isn't possible without our amazing sponsors! THANK YOU EssentiallyJodie!! Here's why she supports The Arc of Loudoun and Shocktober!

Visit her website here: https://www.essentiallyjodie.com/

11/17/2020

We've got a great update from our Ability Fitness Center client, MJ!

The straps of the litegait aren't supporting her at all. She's almost ready to try it without the harness for safety!

After she saw this video she said, "I honestly never thought I would get this far." Thank you for the daily inspiration MJ!!

Our Aurora students are rocking their masks!
11/16/2020

Our Aurora students are rocking their masks!

ICYMI - Piano for Change is a newly-founded nonprofit organization focused on supporting the special needs community, sp...
11/13/2020
Piano for Change Fall 2020 Recordings Playlist

ICYMI - Piano for Change is a newly-founded nonprofit organization focused on supporting the special needs community, specifically in Northern Virginia, through music!

It was founded by high-schooler Nathan Moldavsky, whose younger brother attends the Aurora School.

Nathan is an accomplished pianist and held a Zoom fundraiser last month with half of the donations going to The Arc of Loudoun!

Click to listen to the concert recording: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz6qNM5x8fkhvCBf8Ev3qQEdTUeHO7wb0

Welcome to the Piano for Change Fall 2020 Recordings playlist on YouTube! On Sunday, October 25, Piano for Change held its first ever virtual piano concert f...

11/12/2020

Our little chef is getting creative and cooking up some playdoh pancakes in Aurora Behavior Clinic! We hope you enjoy your breakfast this morning as much as we are 😄

11/11/2020

Here's a throwback with Miss Kate to get you movin'!

We are lucky to have some amazing Veterans with us at Ability Fitness Center. Here's Jim & Bill - thank you to all who h...
11/11/2020

We are lucky to have some amazing Veterans with us at Ability Fitness Center. Here's Jim & Bill - thank you to all who have served.

11/10/2020
Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles

THANK YOU to Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles and everyone who participated in their 8th Annual Oktoberfest!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 8th Annual Oktoberfest!

Anxious to hear the car show results?? Check out our video message to see who came out on top.


Special shout out to our charity partner The Arc of Loudoun. Thanks to all of your voting, we were able to donate $3,000 to their programs!


See you all next year!
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11/09/2020

We're SO happy to have our students on campus again! This is our second week back at The Aurora School and we're going strong - see you tomorrow!

The Arc of Loudoun's cover photo
11/09/2020

The Arc of Loudoun's cover photo

This is a wonderful opportunity for families and caregivers to engage in information sharing, learning, and collaboratio...
11/09/2020

This is a wonderful opportunity for families and caregivers to engage in information sharing, learning, and collaboration!

Tuesday 11/17 @ 7 – 8pm!

Topic: Understanding Challenging Behavior

Speaker: Ashton Kohler, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA. Ashton has tremendous experience supporting individuals with ID/DD/MH across the lifespan and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join us in this discussion!

*CLICK LINK HERE TO REGISTER*: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-challenging-behavior-tickets-128157896719

11/04/2020

Happy Wednesday :) Let's move and dance with a throwback from Miss Kate!

10/28/2020

It's our new dance time! Wednesdays at noon - let's Dance with Miss Kate!

Our partners at Lindsay Cars are holding their 8th Annual Lindsay Volkswagon Oktoberfest! This year it's a Virtual Car S...
10/27/2020

Our partners at Lindsay Cars are holding their 8th Annual Lindsay Volkswagon Oktoberfest! This year it's a Virtual Car Show edition - with proceeds benefitting The Arc of Loudoun!

It's EASY to help - for every local vote, Lindsay VW is donating $5 to us!

So go here and vote for your favorite ride: https://lindsay.wishpondpages.com/vw_oktoberfest_2020/

Our friends at The Arc of Northern Virginia have built a panel of experts in Supported Decision Making (SDM). FRIDAY, OC...
10/26/2020

Our friends at The Arc of Northern Virginia have built a panel of experts in Supported Decision Making (SDM).

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30TH - Hear from users of Supported Decision Making, their support networks, and an attorney with SDM expertise speak about their experiences.

Ask all of your questions to figure out how this empowering option for building a support team and making choices can work for anyone.

Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gdXun38VTDCIyXMbgdxvXQ

HAPPENING TODAY! Proceeds go to The Arc of Loudoun and The Autism Society of Northern Virginia.Nathan Moldavsky, a broth...
10/25/2020

HAPPENING TODAY! Proceeds go to The Arc of Loudoun and The Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

Nathan Moldavsky, a brother of one of our Aurora School students invites you to his piano concert this afternoon!

RSVP here: https://www.pianoforchange.org/events

10/23/2020

Happy Friday Friends! We've got another throwback for you today - have fun!

The Arc of Loudoun's cover photo
10/21/2020

The Arc of Loudoun's cover photo

The Arc of Loudoun
10/20/2020

The Arc of Loudoun

Piano for Change is a newly-founded nonprofit organization focused on supporting the special needs community, specifically in Northern Virginia, through music!

It was founded by high-schooler Nathan Moldavsky, whose younger brother attends the Aurora School.

Nathan is an accomplished pianist and he will be holding a Zoom fundraising piano concert on Sunday, October 25th at 3pm.

Half of the funds will be donated to The Arc of Loudoun and the other half will be donated to The Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

To learn more and RSVP: https://www.pianoforchange.org/events

Piano for Change is a newly-founded nonprofit organization focused on supporting the special needs community, specifical...
10/20/2020

Piano for Change is a newly-founded nonprofit organization focused on supporting the special needs community, specifically in Northern Virginia, through music!

It was founded by high-schooler Nathan Moldavsky, whose younger brother attends the Aurora School.

Nathan is an accomplished pianist and he will be holding a Zoom fundraising piano concert on Sunday, October 25th at 3pm.

Half of the funds will be donated to The Arc of Loudoun and the other half will be donated to The Autism Society of Northern Virginia.

To learn more and RSVP: https://www.pianoforchange.org/events

Discover all the ways Individuals can become more Independent with SafeinHome support solutions!  WEDNESDAY 10/21 - Come...
10/19/2020

Discover all the ways Individuals can become more Independent with SafeinHome support solutions!

WEDNESDAY 10/21 - Come learn about how our 24/7 live Remote Supports and modern technology create a safe space to learn, grow, and explore your community. Covered by all 3 ID/DD waivers. Installation within a few days. Door prizes will be awarded!

Links to join below:

MPower Me’s presentation is: October 21st at 6 PM
https://meet.google.com/gvd-ffgu-utt

SafeInHome presentation is: October 26th at 7 PM.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88352098011?pwd=UWZGUG00bGJ6dFU4S1l2T2R6cXNLUT09

As you know, October is a big month for The Arc of Loudoun! Usually we have our huge Shocktober fundraiser and have thou...
10/19/2020
Join the 2020 "Why We Shock" fundraising campaign...

As you know, October is a big month for The Arc of Loudoun! Usually we have our huge Shocktober fundraiser and have thousands of visitors on campus. Because of COVID19 - we're doing everything virtually this year and are in need of some help from our friends.

We've started a "Why We Shock" fundraising campaign and ask that you share with your friends and family to help us raise much-needed revenue and provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities and their families.

We scare because we care! Join us and Shock for the Arc today!

and provide a lifetime of opportunities to people with disabilities and their families! We invite Shock Fans and volunteers from around the world to rally their friends, family, co-workers, classmates, fellow haunt lovers, and neighbors to support The Arc of Loudoun's mission: to advocate for, educa...

The Arc of Northern Virginia
10/17/2020

The Arc of Northern Virginia

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

You heard 'em! Put some Shocktober in your season THIS WEEKEND! All class proceeds go straight to The Arc of Loudoun! He...
10/16/2020
Haunt Distressed Costumes Class | Shocktober

You heard 'em! Put some Shocktober in your season THIS WEEKEND! All class proceeds go straight to The Arc of Loudoun!

Here's the schedule:
SATURDAY: Haunt Decor @ 2pm https://shocktober.org/haunt-decor/
SUNDAY: Distressed Costumes @ 2pm https://shocktober.org/haunt-distressed-costumes-class/

Thank you Loudoun Now!

Join us as we expand our knowledge of haunt wardrobe! In this virtual class, our expert haunters will walk you through the process of creating professional quality “zombie” distressed costumes.

10/16/2020

It's Friday! Time to groove to a throwback with Miss Kate!

Have you heard?! We’ve got Loudoun County Public Schools very own Wayde Byard taking on Shocktober! If you’ve been to an...
10/16/2020
Virtual Shock - October 30th - Celebrity TBA | Shocktober

Have you heard?! We’ve got Loudoun County Public Schools very own Wayde Byard taking on Shocktober!

If you’ve been to any LCPS school, you’ve heard his voice. Now, you’ll hear his scream!

Watch everyones favorite public information officer take on Shocktober 10/30!

Can you survive two hours of sheer terror through the haunted halls of Carlheim Manor and the Well of Souls?

Want to learn about community organizations supporting families and people with disabilities? Representatives from local...
10/14/2020

Want to learn about community organizations supporting families and people with disabilities? Representatives from local Arc Chapters, Autism and Down Syndrome associations will be in attendance.

Saturday 10/17 12-1 pm on Zoom

Register online: https://forms.gle/ZZaPNwdCkQCn5QrS8

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) seeks input from families and individuals on Virginia's DD...
10/13/2020

The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) seeks input from families and individuals on Virginia's DD Waiver Waiting List on the forthcoming High Needs Support Waiver.

If you're interested, please join the DMAS virtual Town Hall tomorrow from 10:00am – 12:00pm to learn more about the program.

Registration for this Town Hall is required! Sign up on the DMAS website: https://www.dmas.virginia.gov/#/highneedssupport

Address

601 Catoctin Cir NE
Leesburg, VA
20176

General information

The Arc of Loudoun is a full-service non-profit organization with multiple programs and services that together provide an integrated and innovative environment for children with disabilities and their families.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 777-1939

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Our Story

In 1967, parents of children with disabilities founded The Arc of Loudoun because they had a vision to help their family members live “a life like yours.” In December 2009, The Arc leased the Paxton Campus and, on this property, created a seven acre "safe-haven" for all people with disabilities and their families.

Today, The Arc of Loudoun, a local chapter of The Arc National, is home to five, integrated programs that serve the most vulnerable and underserved in Loudoun and the Greater DC Region—children and adults with disabilities, their families and caretakers, and the professionals who work to help them achieve their greatest potential. We are the only community-based non-profit working for people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities throughout their lifetimes. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, intellectual disabilities, various other developmental disabilities, and neurophysical disabilities including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, effects from stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy.

The Arc of Loudoun serves more than 6,000 people with disabilities and their families each year through its five, integrated programs:


  • Open Door Learning Center equips preschool children ages 2-7 of all abilities with the social and developmental skills they need to thrive in mainstream kindergarten.
  • Nearby health & beauty businesses


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