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 a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities.  Join us as we together advocate for, educate, serve, and support people with disabilities and their families.

Our Programs

All five of our integrated programs are dedicated to maximizing the potential of every person and family we serve to live a life like yours.  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

Holiday Elves Needed! 

The Arc of Loudoun’s Holiday Giving Program allows people in the
community to receive gifts during the holiday season that they would
otherwise not receive! Groups of givers, Elves, give gifts to The Arc
families who have children and adults with disabilities, and group homes.

Are you interested in gifting a family/group this year? You are a very much needed Elf! Complete our Elf form , and we’ll match you with a family or group home! Sign up today! 


NEW! Mommy [or Daddy] and Me!

Starting in January 2020 The Arc of Loudoun will be hosting a Mommy [or Daddy] and Me class!  Join our meet up where Moms [or Dads] can come with their toddlers ages 12 – 24 months, both with and without special needs and enjoy the company of parents and children. 

We understand it can be very isolating to be a Mom [or Dad] at home with a little one, and this is an opportunity to chat, complain, be with others who are facing similar challenges, be inspired, be supported and make new friends. Learn more. 

Upcoming Events


December 6th, Holiday Bingo! 

December 12th, Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents


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.


Gold Seal of Transparency

The Arc of Loudoun has received a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. A Seal of Transparency is granted when a nonprofit provides context for the IRS Information already in the organizations GuideStar Nonprofit Profile. This gives potential donors a better insight into the work we are doing here at The Arc of Loudoun!