PosAbilities Academy

PosAbilities Academy PosAbilities Academy is a private school for high school students with a documented disability, focused on functional academics and vocational training.

At PosAbilities Academy, we focus on providing individualized programs for students in grades 9th through 12th with a documented disability. We provide a multi-layer approach to learning by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training, and evidence-based curriculums; all focused on preparing students for gainful employment upon graduation. PosAbilities Academy takes

At PosAbilities Academy, we focus on providing individualized programs for students in grades 9th through 12th with a documented disability. We provide a multi-layer approach to learning by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training, and evidence-based curriculums; all focused on preparing students for gainful employment upon graduation. PosAbilities Academy takes

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Our students and RePurpose - Virginia interns made all these lovely Halloween products for a farm market event last week...
10/24/2021

Our students and RePurpose - Virginia interns made all these lovely Halloween products for a farm market event last weekend. We have home decor, throw pillows, gnomes, wooden signs, soaps and sanitizer sprays! All handmade products!

This is what we have left over! They worked hard and put a lot of love into it! We have not yet reached our sales goal yet and it would mean so much to them to be able to reach thier goal and color in that thermometer!

Every purchase you make helps create a job opportunity for someone with disabilities in your community. All proceeds go directly back into our programs.

We also have a raffle going for a Halloween gift basket! If you do not wish to purchase any items but would like to make a donation to the raffle instead for yourself or as a gift. $5 gets you two tickets and $10 gets your 5 tickets. Here is the link to donate: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

We are here to help students chase their dreams. 🌟
09/22/2021

We are here to help students chase their dreams. 🌟

We are here to help students chase their dreams. 🌟

At PosAbilities, we provide several opportunities for students to practice life and career skills to prepare them for th...
09/20/2021

At PosAbilities, we provide several opportunities for students to practice life and career skills to prepare them for the next step. It's an honor watching them grow and seeing what they would like to pursue. ✨

Thank you Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for teaching us how to train dogs and take them for walks! If you'd like t...
09/17/2021

Thank you Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for teaching us how to train dogs and take them for walks! If you'd like to support our "Intro to Dog Careers” program with Summit Dog, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/
Any amount is appreciated! ☺️

Thank you Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for teaching us how to train dogs and take them for walks! If you'd like to support our "Intro to Dog Careers” program with Summit Dog, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/
Any amount is appreciated! ☺️

We sure love teaming up with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC, a local non-profit, for our “Intro to Dog Careers” pro...
09/15/2021

We sure love teaming up with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC, a local non-profit, for our “Intro to Dog Careers” program! 🐶 We are raising $5,000 to help Summit Dog fund this incredible program for our students. Will you help us meet our goal?
https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

We remember all the heroes and loved ones lost.  Our thoughts are with their families. ❤️
09/11/2021

We remember all the heroes and loved ones lost. Our thoughts are with their families. ❤️

We remember all the heroes and loved ones lost. Our thoughts are with their families. ❤️

We are so thankful for our partner, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🐶 With their help, we can teach students about ...
09/10/2021

We are so thankful for our partner, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🐶 With their help, we can teach students about how to care for a dog including dog walking, training, and bathing. Students also gain hands-on experiences with various dog careers, which enables them to learn what they do or do not like about a particular job.

We are so thankful for our partner, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🐶 With their help, we can teach students about how to care for a dog including dog walking, training, and bathing. Students also gain hands-on experiences with various dog careers, which enables them to learn what they do or do not like about a particular job.

If you missed us on Fox 5 DC this morning, you can watch one of the segments here! Thank you so much, Fox 5, for visitin...
09/09/2021
FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg

If you missed us on Fox 5 DC this morning, you can watch one of the segments here! Thank you so much, Fox 5, for visiting and sharing our partnership with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🌟
https://www.fox5dc.com/video/976240

🐶 If you'd like to support our Intro to Dog Careers program, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

FOX 5's Kevin McCarthy travels to Leesburg to check out PosAbilities Academy, a vocational program for individuals with disabilities.

Exciting news!🤩 We’re going to be on Fox 5 DC tomorrow with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC! Watch starting at 7:48 ...
09/08/2021

Exciting news!🤩 We’re going to be on Fox 5 DC tomorrow with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC! Watch starting at 7:48 am and stay tuned throughout the morning.
👉 Watch here tomorrow: https://www.fox5dc.com/live

Exciting news!🤩 We’re going to be on Fox 5 DC tomorrow with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC! Watch starting at 7:48 am and stay tuned throughout the morning.
👉 Watch here tomorrow: https://www.fox5dc.com/live

It's a blast helping students explore new interests and develop skills through leisure activities. At PosAbilities Acade...
09/08/2021

It's a blast helping students explore new interests and develop skills through leisure activities. At PosAbilities Academy, we learn about art, photography, music, and many more hobbies! ✨

It's a blast helping students explore new interests and develop skills through leisure activities. At PosAbilities Academy, we learn about art, photography, music, and many more hobbies! ✨

Photos from Early Intervention DT's post
09/07/2021

Photos from Early Intervention DT's post

We hope you have a happy Labor Day! 🎉
09/06/2021

We hope you have a happy Labor Day! 🎉

We hope you have a happy Labor Day! 🎉

We are thankful to have Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC as one of our incredible partners. With their help, we are a...
09/03/2021

We are thankful to have Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC as one of our incredible partners. With their help, we are able to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities including taking care of pets and exploring dog careers. 🐶

We are thankful to have Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC as one of our incredible partners. With their help, we are able to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities including taking care of pets and exploring dog careers. 🐶

PosAbilities Academy addresses not just academic goals, but also the vocational path each student chooses. We make the p...
09/01/2021

PosAbilities Academy addresses not just academic goals, but also the vocational path each student chooses. We make the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis a cornerstone of our educational approach to implementing each student's Individualized Plan. ✨

Enroll today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

PosAbilities Academy addresses not just academic goals, but also the vocational path each student chooses. We make the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis a cornerstone of our educational approach to implementing each student's Individualized Plan. ✨

Enroll today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

We had a great first day here at PosAbilities! As fun as our Summer Camp was we are so excited to start the school year!...
08/31/2021

We had a great first day here at PosAbilities! As fun as our Summer Camp was we are so excited to start the school year!

This is our orientation week. We are focusing on school skills, class schedules and routines. Take a sneak peak at some of our updated classrooms! 🤓

Cooking and kitchen safety are important everyday skills to learn. At PosAbilitites Academy we also discuss and learn ab...
08/30/2021

Cooking and kitchen safety are important everyday skills to learn. At PosAbilitites Academy we also discuss and learn about different jobs in the culinary arts and how they can work in the field. 🍴

It's a joy exploring careers with our students! We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students...
08/27/2021

It's a joy exploring careers with our students! We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. 🌟

It's a joy exploring careers with our students! We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. 🌟

We still have just a few spots left for the school year! We provide vocational training for students with disabilities w...
08/25/2021

We still have just a few spots left for the school year! We provide vocational training for students with disabilities who are in grades 9-12. 📚

Enroll here: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

We still have just a few spots left for the school year! We provide vocational training for students with disabilities who are in grades 9-12. 📚

Enroll here: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

Last week was the final week of our Summer Program, so we focused on back-to-school readiness! 🎒 We discussed the change...
08/24/2021

Last week was the final week of our Summer Program, so we focused on back-to-school readiness! 🎒 We discussed the changes from a summer schedule to a school schedule and making friends. Then we shopped for school supplies and played games to learn social behaviors.

At PosAbilities Academy, we take pride in the fact that we are able to help our students explore a wide range of careers...
08/20/2021

At PosAbilities Academy, we take pride in the fact that we are able to help our students explore a wide range of careers and hobbies. We get so excited about preparing them for the future and their next step. Does this sound like an exciting experience for you? We are looking for a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team!

👉 Apply today: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

At PosAbilities Academy, we take pride in the fact that we are able to help our students explore a wide range of careers and hobbies. We get so excited about preparing them for the future and their next step. Does this sound like an exciting experience for you? We are looking for a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team!

👉 Apply today: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

This Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm we will be having our last Open House of the summer! If you're curious about PosAbilities ...
08/18/2021

This Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm we will be having our last Open House of the summer! If you're curious about PosAbilities Academy, come check us out! We would love to answer any questions that you may have. ☺️

This Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm we will be having our last Open House of the summer! If you're curious about PosAbilities Academy, come check us out! We would love to answer any questions that you may have. ☺️

And just like that, it is the last week of our Summer Program! This week we will be focusing on back-to-school readiness...
08/16/2021

And just like that, it is the last week of our Summer Program! This week we will be focusing on back-to-school readiness. 🎒

Last week we enjoyed learning about the arts and we explored so many skills from theater to music and dance. We went on a field trip to the Franklin Park Arts Center, learned about NeuroSound, created our own movie theater, and much more! ✨

Thank you Karen Graham at Loudoun Times-Mirror for this incredible article!"The individualized program she created for h...
08/16/2021
PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg offers vocational training for kids with disabilities

Thank you Karen Graham at Loudoun Times-Mirror for this incredible article!

"The individualized program she created for high-school aged students takes a creative, multi-layer approach to learning and looks at the needs of each student by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training and ABA-based instruction to prepare students for gainful employment upon graduation.”

If you’re looking for a program like this, enroll at PosAbilities Academy! We only have a few more spots left for the school year.

Two years after launching a pilot program, a vocational school focused on teaching children with intellectual disabilities in Leesburg officially celebrated its grand opening in July.

Happy 18th birthday, our Grace girl! We are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring me to start PosAbilities Academy. T...
08/14/2021

Happy 18th birthday, our Grace girl! We are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring me to start PosAbilities Academy. Together we are building an incredible community and providing so many opportunities for others by focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. We wish this year brings you many blessings!
- Claudia & the team at PosAbilities Academy ❤

Happy 18th birthday, our Grace girl! We are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring me to start PosAbilities Academy. Together we are building an incredible community and providing so many opportunities for others by focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. We wish this year brings you many blessings!
- Claudia & the team at PosAbilities Academy ❤

Want to help people explore careers? We are looking to hire a Vocational Program Instructor! PosAbilities Academy takes ...
08/13/2021

Want to help people explore careers? We are looking to hire a Vocational Program Instructor! PosAbilities Academy takes a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. ✨

Apply to join our incredible team: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

Want to help people explore careers? We are looking to hire a Vocational Program Instructor! PosAbilities Academy takes a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. ✨

Apply to join our incredible team: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

08/12/2021
It was an honor to have you come and visit, Christy Matino WDVM! Thank you for this awesome feature and for capturing th...
08/12/2021
PosAbilities Academy helps students with disabilities pursue the career of their dreams

It was an honor to have you come and visit, Christy Matino WDVM! Thank you for this awesome feature and for capturing the story of PosAbilities Academy so well. ☺️

“'How can we make this, something people think are deficits or problems, and change it into your abilities? My main goal is for them to be able to come out of here having a meaningful job,' said Skinner." - Christy Matino

LEESBURG, Va. (WDVM) — After a two-year pilot program, a new school in Leesburg has opened its doors to the public. PosAbilities Academy is a special place for special learners. The school he…

We will be having two more Open Houses this month before the school year begins- this Friday and next Friday! If you're ...
08/11/2021

We will be having two more Open Houses this month before the school year begins- this Friday and next Friday! If you're interested in PosAbilities Academy, this is the perfect time to learn more about us and have a tour. If you know someone who may be interested, please spread the word! ☺️

We will be having two more Open Houses this month before the school year begins- this Friday and next Friday! If you're interested in PosAbilities Academy, this is the perfect time to learn more about us and have a tour. If you know someone who may be interested, please spread the word! ☺️

Summer has been flying by because we've been having too much fun at camp! In the last couple of weeks here are just a fe...
08/09/2021

Summer has been flying by because we've been having too much fun at camp! In the last couple of weeks here are just a few of the things we've done:
⭐ Designed branded t-shirts
⭐️ Learned about gardening
⭐️ Visited the Planetarium & made constellations
⭐️ Completed RePurpose projects
⭐️ Went indoor camping
⭐️ Visited the batting cages
Next week is already the last week of our Summer Program, so we are soaking it all in.

Our students worked hard this week! Come and support our entrepreneurs today from 1-3 at the PosAbilities Pop up shop as...
08/06/2021

Our students worked hard this week! Come and support our entrepreneurs today from 1-3 at the PosAbilities Pop up shop as they promote their own brands and products! All proceeds will go to our friends at Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC!

RePurpose - Virginia worked with students during their entrepreneur week at camp. We learned all about small businesses and how to launch their own business and brand. Students created their own brands and made their own logos. Some products we made were: decoupaged clipboards, oil lamps and T-shirts! Today we staged and took product photos to sell our items!

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and would still like to make a contribution to Summit Dog here is the link: https://tinyurl.com/3ccucewa

We are inviting a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team! PosAbilities Academy offers individualized programs fo...
08/06/2021

We are inviting a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team! PosAbilities Academy offers individualized programs for students ages 13 and up. As an alternative to traditional high school, we provide a multi-layer approach to learning by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training, and ABA-based instruction to prepare students for gainful employment upon graduation.

Interested? Apply today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

We are inviting a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team! PosAbilities Academy offers individualized programs for students ages 13 and up. As an alternative to traditional high school, we provide a multi-layer approach to learning by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training, and ABA-based instruction to prepare students for gainful employment upon graduation.

Interested? Apply today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

Thank you for coming to our Ribbon Cutting and Open House last weekend! We are beyond thankful for your support. 🥰If you...
08/05/2021

Thank you for coming to our Ribbon Cutting and Open House last weekend! We are beyond thankful for your support. 🥰

If you missed our Open House, we will have three more during the month of August: Friday, August 6th (TOMORROW), 13th, & 20th from 1:30-3:30 pm. If you're curious or want to learn more about PosAbilities Academy, come and visit us! We can answer all of your questions. 👍

Thank you for coming to our Ribbon Cutting and Open House last weekend! We are beyond thankful for your support. 🥰

If you missed our Open House, we will have three more during the month of August: Friday, August 6th (TOMORROW), 13th, & 20th from 1:30-3:30 pm. If you're curious or want to learn more about PosAbilities Academy, come and visit us! We can answer all of your questions. 👍

Are you interested in enrolling at PosAbilities Academy? We will be hosting three Open Houses this month so you can visi...
08/04/2021

Are you interested in enrolling at PosAbilities Academy? We will be hosting three Open Houses this month so you can visit and ask any questions you may have! We would love to see you! ☺

Are you interested in enrolling at PosAbilities Academy? We will be hosting three Open Houses this month so you can visit and ask any questions you may have! We would love to see you! ☺

Thank you to all who came out to our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House this past weekend! It meant so much to us. ☺...
08/02/2021
PosAbilities Center Opens its Doors to Learners with Disabilities - Loudoun Now

Thank you to all who came out to our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House this past weekend! It meant so much to us. ☺️

Also, thank you Loudoun Now for sharing an article about it!
https://loudounnow.com/2021/07/30/posabilities-center-opens-its-doors-to-learners-with-disabilities/

PosAbilities Academy, an alternative high school experience for learners with documented disabilities in Landsdowne, officially opened its doors to the

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Katie Wilcox is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the ABA field for nearly 10 years. Katie has been a BCBA and a Virginia Licensed Behavior Analyst since 2013. Katie has worked with a variety of learners, ages 2-60, in public school, private school, in-home, and career settings. Katie is also the owner of Behavioral Momentum, LLC and RePurpose, LLC. Katie loves being an active member of the Loudoun County Community, and serves on the Loudoun County Disability Services Board. Katie is passionate about providing appropriate education to individuals with special needs, and loves working on transition and vocational skills. She is a firm believer in using evidence-based practice and making data-driven decisions

​Claudia Skinner is entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading and managing various business ventures. Claudia founded ICS Consulting Services, LLC and is a co-owner of Affordable Designer Cabinets and Natural Art Granite. Claudia is an active member of the Loudoun Special Needs community and believes in providing support and mentorship through programs within her community. She serves as a SEAC member, volunteers at Wheatland Farms Therapeutic Ridings, and is widely involve in the special needs community. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of a child with special needs and believes that every child needs to be provided with the support they need to reach their potential. Her passion to help others and love for her daughter inspired her to explore and seek programs that could be suited to support children with disabilities reach their potential.

​Claudia and Katie worked together for years, sharing a common vision of what a high school education should be. Together, they developed an innovative and unique approach with the goal of having students graduate with meaningful employment opportunities.

"Meaningful employment for students of all abilities is our goal and we are constantly driven to achieve it."

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I am so proud of these kiddos!