Mommy [or Daddy] and Me!

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A meet up where Moms [or Dads] can come with their toddlers ages 12 – 24 months, both with and without special needs, to meet with other Moms, grab a cup of coffee, their toddler’s play with each other, talk about whatever they like.

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.

We meet every other Wednesday in ALLY Advocacy Center, building #625. Come enjoy toys for the toddlers, doughnuts and coffee for the adults, and a little old fashion “grandmotherliness” from Penny Lewis, Administrative Director of Open Door Learning Center.

Children learn Social Skills as early as infancy.  Toddlers need to be exposed to their peers to learn to  handle the give and take of sharing, being autonomous from their parents, being able to deal with new situations outside the home, emotional regulation etc.  Parents can enjoy a break from the isolation of the daily care of an infant or toddler, share techniques and strategies for dealing with the challenges of child rearing, such as bedtime woes, potty training, temper tantrums etc.  develop a support group, meet other Moms who might socialize outside the M and M. 

When: Every other Wednesday starting November 6, 2019 through February 26, 2020
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Where: ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center
Arc of Loudoun Campus
601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Bldg #625
Leesburg, VA 20176
Cost: $40 for 8 sessions

For more information, please contact Penny Lewis at or 703.777.6010 x251.

Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents Fall 2019

Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents

Are you the parent of a child with special needs? Do you own or run a business OR have you thought about starting a business?

Then connect with fellow special needs parents and business owners, build your referral network, and share best practices at our networking event.


  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 9:00 -10:30 am
    Special Topic: “Inexpensive and Innovative Ways to Promote Your Business”
  • Thursday, November 19, 2019 | 9:00 -10:30 am
    Special Topic: Public Relations
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 9:00 -10:30 am

Where: ALLY Advocacy Center (Building #625) – Nora’s Room – 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

Giving Tuesday, December 3rd

On December 3rd, The Arc of Loudoun is celebrating Giving Tuesday.

Your donation will help to support and grow The Arc of Loudoun programs and the communities we serve. Thank you for your support in empowering, embracing, and engaging adults and children with disabilities and their families.


Become a Friend-raiser…We invite you, a member of our Arc of Loudoun Family, to become a friend-raiser and help raise much-needed revenue to serve people with disabilities and their families. By rallying your friends, family, neighbors, classmates, and co-workers, you directly help people with disabilities and their families in Loudoun County, and you’ll help your friends feel good about doing good.

Starting a fundraiser on behalf of the Arc of Loudoun is easy to do and it’s fun. We’ll give you all the tools you’ll need to make a difference. With your help we can provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities not only during this holiday season but for their lifetime.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the end of 2019! Start your Friend-riaser today. Learn more. 

Next Chapter Book Club

The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers opportunities for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books and make friends in a relaxed community setting.

Interested in joining? Please email Nyteisha Stith at 



Mondays; 6:30pm-8pm (check dates on flyer above)

At Rust Library’s Story Time Room

IMG_7250Finding ways to learn and participate in the community can be challenging for adults with intellectual disabilities.  The Next Chapter Book Club offers a great opportunity to do both and have fun.

What is it?  The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) offers opportunities for people with cognitive or developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books and make friends in a relaxed, community setting. Each group is comprised of between five and eight people. The small size ensures that each participant feels valued, and facilitates the development of strong friendships between members. Anyone may join the club, regardless of reading level and abilities.  EVEN IF YOU CAN NOT READ, you can join this group! Club members take on active roles: together they decide which books to read and how they would like to structure their get-togethers. All meetings are held in local settings, such as coffee shops and the library and will take place the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month..

In partnership with the Loudoun County Public Library and generously funded by 100 Women Strong.

Interested in joining us?  Please contact Nyteisha at 703.777.1939 extension 200 or