Welcome to The Arc of Loudoun

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 people with disabilities and their families.


The Arc of Loudoun’s integrated programs have been nominated for Loudoun Now’s Favorites in 2019!  We need your vote!  Please click on each link below to spur us on to win.  Simply follow the steps below and submit your vote by June 30!

“Favorite Nonprofit” – The Arc of Loudoun

Click the Community tab, click Favorite Nonprofit, scroll to The Arc of Loudoun, press the green vote button

“Favorite Physical Therapy Practice” – Ability Fitness Center

Under the Health & Medical tab, click Favorite Physical Therapy Practice, scroll to Ability Fitness Center, press the green vote button

“Favorite Private School” – The Aurora School

Under the Community tab, click Favorite Private School, scroll to The Aurora School, press the green vote button

“Favorite Community Festival” – Shocktober

Under the Community tab, click Favorite Community Festival, scroll to Shocktober, press the green vote button

Thanks for making us a Loudoun Favorite! Most importantly, thank you for being part of our Arc of Loudoun Family as we together advocate, educate, serve and support people with disabilities and their families.  

Our Programs

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 CenterAurora Behavior ClinicThe 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! 


Our Mission

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 Celebration Gala on March 23, 2019 we shared four amazing stories about the students and clients we serve. Below is the story of Elliot, one of our students at Open Door Learning Center Preschool. We hope this video gives you a little insight of what we do everyday here at The Arc of Loudoun. Watch more stories of the adults and children with disabilities we serve here.