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.
We are working to create a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities. We currently have five programs at The Arc of Loudoun. Programs include Ability Fitness Center, ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center, Aurora Behavior Clinic, The Aurora School; and Open Door Learning Center preschool. All are devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community.
The Aurora School is a private day school for students with special needs, particularly those with Autism. Open Door Learning Center is a preschool that serves children with and without disabilities. ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center fills the unmet needs of the community by providing free information on disability rights, guidance, support, events, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Aurora Behavior Clinic provides individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions. Ability Fitness Center is 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.
“My son attended school on The Arc of Loudoun campus. We have always loved The Arc of Loudoun and the knowledgeabale therapists there. We moved to the area from out of town because we fell in love with The Arc of Loudoun. In fact, the staff (unknowingly) changed the course of my life because I found them to be especially inspiring. I have nothing but the best of things to say about The Arc of Loudoun.” – A mother we serve
The Arc – National Affiliate
The Arc of Loudoun is a local chapter of over 700 affiliates of The Arc of the United States. Since 1967, The Arc of Loudoun has been Loudoun County’s only advocacy organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities and their families. We are the only community-based non-profit working for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout their lifetimes. We encompass all ages and all spectrums from autism, ASD, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, intellectual disabilities, and various other developmental disabilities.
Kendra McDonald, the Director of Clinical Services for The Arc of Loudoun, was recently features as one of Harris’ Hero on NBC4 broadcast. Watch Kendra’s inspiring journey with her son Cannon, which ultimately led her to The Arc!
At The Arc of Loudoun, it is our mission to maximize the potential of children while supporting families and individuals with disabilities so that they may thrive in the community.
For those who could not make it to our 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala on April 21, 2018, we shared an amazing story about Nathan, one of our students at The Aurora School. We hope this video gives you a little insight of what we do everyday here at The Arc of Loudoun.