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.


Our Programs

We are working to create a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities. All are devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community.

We currently have five programs at The Arc of Loudoun. Our programs include Ability Fitness Center,  ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy CenterAurora Behavior ClinicThe Aurora School; and Open Door Learning Center preschool. 

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 neurological 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


Latest News


2019 LEAP Grant Applications- NOW Open

The HSC Foundation has once again named The Arc of Loudoun as a Community Partner in their Life Enrichment Awards Program (LEAP).  As a community organizations partner, we work with The HSC Foundation to carry out the LEAP program, making it possible for more youth and young adults with disabilities to transition to their next steps, whether it is more school, training, or a job. Learn more. 

We Scare Because We Care Mini Grant Applications Now Open!

We Scare Because We Care is a mini-grant program created from the proceeds of Shocktober, The Arc of Loudoun’s largest fundraiser. For the third year in a row, this program will award five $1,000 mini-grants to human service nonprofits in Loudoun County. The Arc of Loudoun advocates for, educates, serves and supports people with disabilities and their families. Learn More.

Holiday Giving 2019 


The Holidays are right around the corner! We are looking for Elf’s! Are you interested in helping a family in need? Register today to be an elf! 

Are you a family or group who could use some gifting assistance this year? Click here to learn more!


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. 



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.