The Arc of Loudoun's mission is to advocate for, educate, serve, and support people with disabilities AND their families. 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.
Operating as usual
Addressing key barriers to justice for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities and discussing practical solutions that work for them.
4:00 pm- Introductions & Overview of Pathways to the Community - Eileen Shaffer, ALLY Advocacy Center
4:15 pm - Healthy Relationships & Internet Safety
5:00 pm - Dinner (provided)
5:45 pm - Supported Decision Making & Building Relationship Circles
6:15 pm - Wrap Up and Questions
If you require accommodations for this event or have dietary requirements, please contact Eileen Shaffer at [email protected] or call 703 777 1939 x208.
All COVID protocols will be followed, including the mandatory use of facemasks for ALL participants.
In partnership with: The Arc of Loudoun ALLY Advocacy Center Advocacy Partners, LLC
Friday, April 22, 2022
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
601 Catoctin Circle NE #625, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Aurora School students enjoy Music Club activities as they practice learning how to keep a beat.
Abe finishing a lesson with our Aurora School Occupational Therapist Rachel. They are a great team!
Summer Adaptive Recreation Camp Leaders Wanted!
To apply visit loudoun.gov/jobs
Our Aurora School STEM club’s visit to The Children’s Science Center. So happy to be able to enjoy in person as opposed to virtual. I think we have some budding scientists on our hands!
The Arc of Loudoun is hiring a Speech Language Pathologist!
Our SLP will be working at The Aurora School, a private day program for individuals ages 5-22. This is an amazing opportunity for seasoned professionals or a new grad.
For details on this position, please contact Emily Paul at [email protected] or by phone at 571-440-1837.
“We moved through the exercises, getting to know each other and finding safety in communicating the challenges we face as a family. It was such a rare and treasured experience.” — Warrior Herd participant
When you donate to The Arc of Loudoun’s Project Horse today during , 100% of your donation will go towards funding our Warrior Herd program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families. Learn more and donate here today: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
“I loved everything about this Warrior Herd experience. When we arrived we felt immediately welcomed— the fact that it's outside gives you a sense of freedom and made us feel less anxious. Horses have this wonderful sense of being able to read people.” – Warrior Herd participant
Donate today during to help support our Warrior Herd program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families! Learn more about Warrior Herd and donate here: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
Our GiveChoose RALLY HOUR starts now! Help The Arc of Loudoun meet its fundraising goal of $20,000 to support Project Horse Warrior Herd™ during the GiveChoose 24-hour giving campaign for Loudoun County nonprofits.
When you donate between 7-8 pm TODAY, your gift will be MATCHED $-for-$ PLUS you can help us win BONUS DOLLARS for being the top nonprofit with the most donations during this hour.
Just visit https://www.givechoose.org/thearcofloudoun to give Service Members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families find PEACE, SUPPORT and HEALING.
Special thanks to Stephanie Place, Sonny Swann of Climatic Heating and Cooling, Beatriz McNelly, and our anonymous donor for their generous matching challenge gifts.
Thank you for partnering with us on this special day of giving.
“I love how strong and powerful horses are, yet their instincts are to be kind and gentle. I truly enjoyed my experience and am so grateful for the opportunity!” – Warrior Herd participant
Donate today during and 100% of your donation will go towards funding our Warrior Herd program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families! Learn more about Warrior Herd and donate here: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
This is Jack, one of our Warrior Herd facilitators. Your donation through GiveChoose today helps our community heroes find PEACE, SUPPORT, and HEALING through horses like Jack.
Although you can give any time, we ask that you set your alarm to give between 7 and 8 pm so we can win a $500 prize for the most gifts donated during that hour. Help us reach our goal of raising $20,000 to support the men and women of this community who sacrifice so much for us.
Thank you for giving them this life-changing gift.
Jack the Horse GiveChoose Meet Jack, one of our Warrior Herd facilitators. Your donation through GiveChoose today helps our community heroes find PEACE, SUPPORT and HEALING through ho...
“Each session was unique. It's a life-changing experience and we are forever grateful.” – Warrior Herd participant
To support Warrior Herd—our equine-assisted wellness program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families—donate today during : https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun All donations received through GiveChoose will directly fund Warrior Herd!
“My spouse and I were fortunate to experience sessions from the Warrior Herd for families. We were very surprised at how different these sessions are from traditional therapies… the horses are so attuned to what is needed for [us] humans” – Warrior Herd participant
To help fund our Warrior Herd program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families, donate today during ! 100% of the money we raise through will go towards Warrior Herd. Learn more about the program and donate here: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
We have a $10,000 matching challenge for GiveChoose 2022!
Our GiveChoose 2022 Campaign Chair Stephanie Place, Sonny Swann of Climatic Heating and Cooling, Beatriz McNelly, and an anonymous donor have issued a matching challenge to the Loudoun Community to help raise an additional $10,000 for Project Horse’s Warrior Herd™ through GiveChoose 2022.
Although you can give at any time today, we ask that you set your alarm to give between 7 and 8 pm so we can win a $500 prize for the most gifts donated during that hour. Help us reach this challenge to raise $20,000 to support the men and women of this community who sacrifice so much for us.
Thank you for giving them this life-changing gift. A big thank you to Stephanie, Sonny, Beatriz, and our anonymous donor for their generosity and commitment.
Our military service members, veterans, and first responders sacrifice so much to keep us safe. What they experience in combat, at crime scenes, or in emergency situations can cause severe emotional distress, anxiety, and sometimes post-traumatic stress. Our Warrior Herd program offers them a uniquely healing experience by combining the calming presence of horses with guidance from licensed counselors and therapists. To help us continue to give back to those who have bravely served our country and the families who support them, please donate via this link: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun All donations received today during will go directly to funding Warrior Herd!
Meet Hayley Lundblad, who was recognized in February by her colleagues as a part of our Cheers for Peers program. Our Cheers for Peers program recognizes our staff for their hard work and dedication to the mission of The Arc of Loudoun, as well as to the families we serve.
Hayley's favorite part of being a member of The Arc of Loudoun's family is the supportive and positive environment. "It truly is a family atmosphere. If you ever need a hand, help is never far."
Hayley is an Educational Lead, BCBA at the Aurora School. She's looking forward to able to hiking trails with her dog, Bleu this spring!
The love you have for our students and staff is part of what makes you amazing, Hayley! We love having you as part of our family!
TODAY, all donations to The Arc of Loudoun’s Project Horse during go toward our Warrior Herd program. Warrior Herd offers an engaging path to wellness, post-traumatic growth, reintegration to civilian life, and family reconnection for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families. Donate today during this special 24-hour event to help support Veterans through this program: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
is TODAY! This special 24-hour giving event benefits local charities in Loudoun and northern Fauquier counties. Choosing to donate to The Arc of Loudoun’s Project Horse will help us continue to provide hope and healing to our community through equine-assisted psychotherapy and wellness programs. This year, all donations we receive go to our Warrior Herd program for veterans, active-duty service members, first responders, and their families. Visit our GiveChoose page to donate and learn more about Warrior Herd: https://www.givechoose.org/TheArcofLoudoun
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:
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ECHO was established to provide lifelong support for adults w/disabilities.We provide skill building,job placement,day support,transportation to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of personal, social and economic success.
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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