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.
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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 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.

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We ❤️ field trips! Community outings provide our students the chance to get out in fresh air and gain new experiences. 🌿...
05/27/2021

We ❤️ field trips! Community outings provide our students the chance to get out in fresh air and gain new experiences. 🌿

Do you know someone that may be looking for a summer camp? Our program is still accepting participants. Register below 👇

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

We ❤️ field trips! Community outings provide our students the chance to get out in fresh air and gain new experiences. 🌿

Do you know someone that may be looking for a summer camp? Our program is still accepting participants. Register below 👇

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

Our Summer Program has a focused theme each week, where our students can learn life skills and find budding interests in...
05/26/2021

Our Summer Program has a focused theme each week, where our students can learn life skills and find budding interests in new hobbies. 🍳 Summer kicks off with Cooking & Safety on June 28th! 🍽 Spaces are still available, register here:

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

Our Summer Program has a focused theme each week, where our students can learn life skills and find budding interests in new hobbies. 🍳 Summer kicks off with Cooking & Safety on June 28th! 🍽 Spaces are still available, register here:

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

From hiking to entrepreneurship, from theater to photography...Our summer program has something for everyone! The PosAbi...
05/25/2021

From hiking to entrepreneurship, from theater to photography...Our summer program has something for everyone! The PosAbilities Academy Summer Program runs June 28th - August 20th, Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm. Register below:

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

From hiking to entrepreneurship, from theater to photography...Our summer program has something for everyone! The PosAbilities Academy Summer Program runs June 28th - August 20th, Monday through Friday, 9am - 1pm. Register below:

https://posabilitiesacademy.com/summer-program

Pajama Day and Social Friday! We enjoyed some ice cream and movies! “FRIYAY!”
05/14/2021

Pajama Day and Social Friday! We enjoyed some ice cream and movies! “FRIYAY!”

Students Hard at work Weeding at Legacy Farms .
05/14/2021

Students Hard at work Weeding at Legacy Farms .

Back at Legacy Farms planting and enjoying the day!
05/07/2021

Back at Legacy Farms planting and enjoying the day!

Showing off our Dog walking skills with Summit Dog
05/07/2021

Showing off our Dog walking skills with Summit Dog

And we are back!
05/01/2021

And we are back!

Apprentices worked hard on filling the Herb Garden Trio orders in preparation for Legacy Farms first big delivery days a...
05/01/2021

Apprentices worked hard on filling the Herb Garden Trio orders in preparation for Legacy Farms first big delivery days at four markets. Check out Legacy Farms page for more details about this program and how to order!

Check us out in Macaroni Kid!📣  Summer camp giveaway alert❗❗❗️ Just a few days left to enter! Check us out!Imagine sendi...
04/26/2021
GIVEAWAY: Summer Camp Registration | Macaroni Kid Loudoun

Check us out in Macaroni Kid!

📣 Summer camp giveaway alert❗❗❗️ Just a few days left to enter! Check us out!

Imagine sending your child to summer camp for FREE this year! Not only do we have the details on the BEST area summer camps, but we've also got some amazing summer camp giveaways to: Cardinal Fencing Academy, Kidcreate Art Studio, the Zone, The Clay and Metal Loft, Kaizen MMA of Ashburn, Stemtree of Ashburn, 1757 Golf Club, Drama Kids, PosAbilities Academy and Sylvan Learning.

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Summer will be here before we know it, and summer camps are enrolling campers now! Start planning your family's summer fun with the Macaroni Kid Loudoun…

We are proud to be part of this program!
04/22/2021

We are proud to be part of this program!

Only 2 shares left of Legacy Farms' monthly CSA June-September, with our veggies, herbs, recipes, and local small business product features. Don't wait; sign up now before they're gone!
legacyfarmsvirginia.org/programs-culinary-partners-csa

Legacy Farms produce + artisan products, offered monthly with recipes around a wellness theme! Buy local, eat healthy, AND support our neurodiverse growers and entrepreneurial apprentices!

A different partner product is featured each month, including...

Hot sauce/small batch canned goods from Shanholtz Farms & Gardens of Purcellville

Speciality chocolate from River-Sea Chocolates of Chantilly

Sun tea from Walking Wild Teas & Gardens of Shepherdstown

Body care products from Re-Purpose(supporting PosAbilities Academy) of Leesburg!!!

Monthly pick-up in Village of Leesburg at Weird Brothers Coffee, a local roaster with fantastic coffee, who are big supporters of Legacy Farms and other charitable organizations!

Get it before it's gone!
legacyfarmsvirginia.org/programs-culinary-partners-csa

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We hope all your wishes come true!! ✨
04/13/2021

We hope all your wishes come true!! ✨

Looking for a summer program?  Check us out!  We will be offering 8 weeks full of fun!  Sign up for all 8 and get one we...
04/09/2021

Looking for a summer program? Check us out! We will be offering 8 weeks full of fun! Sign up for all 8 and get one week free! Don't want to commit for all 8? you can sign up for 4 weeks. This is a perfect opportunity for your teen this summer. Our program is for individuals with a documented disability. To find out more, visit our website or send us an email.

Culinary Thursday’s is another one of our favorite days of the week! Although our plan was to cook a nice Ham, but our g...
03/25/2021

Culinary Thursday’s is another one of our favorite days of the week! Although our plan was to cook a nice Ham, but our grocery delivery had some missing items. SO we substituted with chicken nuggets. There were no complaints 😄.
Chicken nuggets, peas and baked Mac n cheese. YUM!

Photos from Legacy Farms's post
03/23/2021

Photos from Legacy Farms's post

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!!! 🍀 We had a fun visit from our favorite people Summit Dog!! Today’s lesson was “Scoops & Poops!...
03/17/2021

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!!! 🍀
We had a fun visit from our favorite people Summit Dog!! Today’s lesson was “Scoops & Poops!” 😝

The kids earned a fun Movie & Pajama day!! 🍿🎥  One of us was so cozy and couldn’t hang through the whole movie 😴
03/12/2021

The kids earned a fun Movie & Pajama day!! 🍿🎥 One of us was so cozy and couldn’t hang through the whole movie 😴

Today for Culinary we made our favorite 🍕We didn’t get any after photos because we were to excited to eat it!
03/04/2021

Today for Culinary we made our favorite 🍕
We didn’t get any after photos because we were to excited to eat it!

Oh how we missed our friends from Summit Dog!!♥️
03/04/2021

Oh how we missed our friends from Summit Dog!!♥️

A fun interactive Art game with Ms. Kara artist 👨‍🎨
03/02/2021

A fun interactive Art game with Ms. Kara artist 👨‍🎨

This week during our social group we made “Vision Boards”. We talked about our goals, dreams and what motivates us. We g...
02/27/2021

This week during our social group we made “Vision Boards”. We talked about our goals, dreams and what motivates us. We got to know a little bit about each others hobbies, likes and dislikes. Everyone enjoyed this activity! 🤩

Cooked up some pancakes today during Culinary! 🧑‍🍳
02/25/2021

Cooked up some pancakes today during Culinary! 🧑‍🍳

Movie day at school today!! 🎥 🍿 Beauty & The Beast 🥀We will talk about “Beautiful” and “Beastly” thoughts and how they c...
01/29/2021

Movie day at school today!! 🎥 🍿
Beauty & The Beast 🥀
We will talk about “Beautiful” and “Beastly” thoughts and how they can impact our feelings and change.

We love Music Friday’s with NeuroSound Music Therapy, LLC! 🎶
01/29/2021

We love Music Friday’s with NeuroSound Music Therapy, LLC! 🎶

Yesterday during Culinary we made Baked Chicken, green beans, plantains and potatoes! The students loved it; definitely ...
01/29/2021

Yesterday during Culinary we made Baked Chicken, green beans, plantains and potatoes! The students loved it; definitely a new favorite to add on our list!

Photos from Summit Dog's post
01/29/2021

Photos from Summit Dog's post

At PosAbiities Academy we focus on the need for starting to gain exposure and experience in various industries and jobs....
01/23/2021
Helping Autistic Students Transition from High School to the Workplace

At PosAbiities Academy we focus on the need for starting to gain exposure and experience in various industries and jobs.

At PosAbiities Academy we focus on the need for starting to gain exposure and experience in various industries and jobs and concludes with on the job training. Getting a job is the first step for gaining independence!

Here is a video from an expert that explains how important getting individuals ready for a job is crucial!

Person-centered planning, emphasis in self-advocacy and vocational training and experience are all key components of our program!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlWcEei8p8Q

"The most important outcome of education is that students have a good quality of life and are productive members of society. Employment is the critical compo...

Interesting enough that was about a year ago...we are not going into our second year and I could not be more proud of wh...
01/14/2021
From 0 to 60 in six months

Interesting enough that was about a year ago...we are not going into our second year and I could not be more proud of what we have accomplished.

It is incredible how time flies. I remember back in November, when Katie and I started to talk about the possibility of opening a vocational high school. We played with the idea, we started to think through what it wou...

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44125 Woodbridge Parkway, Suite 100
Leesburg, VA
20176

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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!