The Arc of Loudoun

The Arc of Loudoun The Arc of Loudoun's mission is to advocate for, educate, serve, and support people with disabilities
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Founded in 1967, The Arc of Loudoun advocates for, educates, serves, and supports people with disabilities and their families, serving more than 7,000 people each year including people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, educators, advocates; Arc volunteers; Veterans; members of the law enforcement, first responder and judicial system communities. Through its six primary programs—Abilit

y Fitness Center, A Life Like Yours (ALLY) Advocacy Center, Aurora Behavior Clinic, The Aurora School, Open Door Learning Center preschool, and Project Horse—The Arc of Loudoun strives to bring about a just, equitable world for people with disabilities. With 24,416 people with disabilities in Loudoun, there is still much work to be done.

07/19/2024

We're sharing some of the letters we've received with stories from The Arc! See them at thearcofloudoun.org/letter!

Thank you Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police Department for teaching our campers how to talk to 911 and...
07/10/2024

Thank you Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Leesburg Police Department for teaching our campers how to talk to 911 and what to do during a traffic stop! Thank you The Arc of Northern Virginia for bringing Camp Arc2Independence to our campus!

Another great social skills group at Aurora Behavior Clinic in the books! (We had to celebrate with some pies to the fac...
07/09/2024

Another great social skills group at Aurora Behavior Clinic in the books! (We had to celebrate with some pies to the face, of course)

You may have seen some news today about our campus! Here's our message to the community, our open letter, and what you c...
07/05/2024

You may have seen some news today about our campus! Here's our message to the community, our open letter, and what you can do. We are beyond grateful for our supportive community!

We are in negotiations with our landlords who are insisting on terms that would negatively impact The Arc’s ability to continue meeting our mission.

🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎉 CONGRATULATIONS Open Door Learning Center graduates!!! We're so proud of you, and we know you're going to do am...
07/01/2024

🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓🎉 CONGRATULATIONS Open Door Learning Center graduates!!! We're so proud of you, and we know you're going to do amazing in kindergarten!

06/28/2024

🎉🎉🎉 Next month we'll host The Arc of Northern Virginia for a week of learning to use their app, Arc2Independence! Just what it says in the name—learn skills for independence!

Perfect weather for an Aurora School field trip to Ida Lee!
06/26/2024

Perfect weather for an Aurora School field trip to Ida Lee!

Zooooooom! It's iCan Bike camp week!
06/25/2024

Zooooooom! It's iCan Bike camp week!

🚨🚨🚨We still need volunteers for iCan Bike next week! Come be a mentor, a motivator, and help somebody with a disability ...
06/20/2024

🚨🚨🚨We still need volunteers for iCan Bike next week! Come be a mentor, a motivator, and help somebody with a disability learn to ride a bike—no experience necessary! THANK YOU!

Camp host: The Arc of Loudoun Camp dates: June 24, 2024 - June 28, 2024 Camp location: Tuscarora High School/Loudoun County Public Schools 801 N. King Street Leesburg, Virginia 20176 We are pleased to offer this bike program to people with disabilities and look forward to having you play an importan...

06/14/2024

Fun Fridays at Aurora School! (Thank you Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company !)

Tomorrow! Come learn for free about the basics of banking and how to set yourself up for financial security!
06/13/2024

Tomorrow! Come learn for free about the basics of banking and how to set yourself up for financial security!

The Arc of Loudoun’s ALLY Advocacy Center is hosting its next Pathways to the Community session on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm! This free session for adults 18+ […]

06/10/2024

Visit Loudoun and The Arc of Loudoun have partnered to help hospitality businesses open their doors to a group that represents up to a quarter of all U.S. adults—people with disabilities. The Arc of Loudoun’s “You Belong Here” Disability Awareness and Accessibility Training will help busines...

Every Monday and Friday, Aurora School students learn at A Farm Less Ordinary. What a beautiful day to be on the farm!
06/10/2024

Every Monday and Friday, Aurora School students learn at A Farm Less Ordinary. What a beautiful day to be on the farm!

Way to go, Sensory Santa team! Thank you, Loudoun Cares!
05/22/2024

Way to go, Sensory Santa team! Thank you, Loudoun Cares!

May 16, 2024 — Leesburg, VA — The Arc of Loudoun's “Sensory Santa” has been recognized with a Loudoun Cares 2023 Outstanding Volunteer Award. For the past three years, Bobbi […]

Big news at The Arc of Loudoun! If yours is an Open Door Learning Center family, then you already know—Rena Bates, who h...
05/21/2024

Big news at The Arc of Loudoun! If yours is an Open Door Learning Center family, then you already know—Rena Bates, who has been with us for twenty years this year, is the new director of ODLC! She's been with The Arc of Loudoun since before we even moved to Leesburg (did you know we used to be in Purcellville?) and she's been an educator even longer than that. We can't imagine anyone better to step into leading ODLC! Thank you, Miss Rena!

Thank you 100WomenStrong of Loudoun County, Virginia for helping fund our Bridge the Gap scholarships once again this ye...
05/20/2024

Thank you 100WomenStrong of Loudoun County, Virginia for helping fund our Bridge the Gap scholarships once again this year! We are honored to have you invest in our work!

Once again first responders from across the region joined us during the 59th Crisis Intervention Training to learn about...
05/18/2024

Once again first responders from across the region joined us during the 59th Crisis Intervention Training to learn about interacting and helping with people with various disabilities. It was great to have you on campus!

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Leesburg Police Department Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Friends of Loudoun Mental Health NAMI Northern Virginia

THANK YOU Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop! Their Board of Directors supported The Arc of Loudoun with a generous donation!...
05/17/2024

THANK YOU Blossom and Bloom Thrift Shop! Their Board of Directors supported The Arc of Loudoun with a generous donation! Thank you for helping us work for a just, equitable world for people with disabilities!

Thank you Steuart Weller Wild Cats for inviting us to your Wild Cat Dash this morning and your gift! What a colorful way...
05/10/2024

Thank you Steuart Weller Wild Cats for inviting us to your Wild Cat Dash this morning and your gift! What a colorful way to start a Friday!

05/08/2024

Let's taco 'bout our amazing staff for ! Actually, that's all there is to say—they're AMAZING! (So we had Taco... Wednesday? Never the wrong day for tacos!)

Tomorrow is race day! See you at Run The Greenway !
05/03/2024

Tomorrow is race day! See you at Run The Greenway !

We had a 1K at Aurora School today!
04/25/2024

We had a 1K at Aurora School today!

It's Sports Day at the Aurora School!
04/24/2024

It's Sports Day at the Aurora School!

It's Twins Day at Aurora School!
04/23/2024

It's Twins Day at Aurora School!

04/14/2024

MJ Weier is an unstoppable athlete.

04/14/2024

Last year, for the first time, Lindsay Roberts walked across the finish line at Run The Greenway. But she's not done yet.

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04/08/2024

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We're proud to say we've once again earned GuideStar's highest recognition for nonprofit transparency! (Only 5% of regis...
04/04/2024

We're proud to say we've once again earned GuideStar's highest recognition for nonprofit transparency! (Only 5% of registered nonprofits have one of their transparency seals at all!)

A rainy day like this is perfect for an Arts for All Loudoun class! They meet every Monday at the ALLY Advocacy Center o...
04/02/2024

A rainy day like this is perfect for an Arts for All Loudoun class! They meet every Monday at the ALLY Advocacy Center on our campus!

It’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! And even though it’s spring break, we’re thinking about school! Educati...
03/30/2024

It’s Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! And even though it’s spring break, we’re thinking about school! Education is a civil right—and the 1975 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (or IDEA) mandates a “free appropriate public education” for all students. The National Center for Education Statistics reported in 2021-22, 15% of all public school students receive special education or services—7.3 million students! (The Aurora School helps provide a free appropriate public education for school districts from Jefferson County, WV to Washington, DC!)

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601 Catoctin Cir NE
Leesburg, VA
20176

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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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.

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