Futures Planning on January 24- Special Needs Trusts

IMPORTANT: The Arc of Loudoun follows Loudoun County Public Schools on weather closures. If LCPS is closed due to the weather, The Arc of Loudoun will be closed, and Futures Planning will be cancelled or re-scheduled. 

Futures Planning – Every month we  present the tools to consider when developing a plan for the future to families, siblings, adults with disabilities, and others interested

Next workshop: Thursday, January 24 | 10:00 am – 12 pm

Topic: Special Needs Trusts, We will walk you through the importance of planning for the future of your loved one with a disability, why trusts are important, and other critical services and programs that you should consider.

Speaker:Tia Marsili, Director of Trusts at The Arc of Northern Virginia

Location:  ALLY Advocacy Center | 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

Workshop is FREE – REGISTER HERE

Workshop is FREE – REGISTER HERE

Questions: Contact Eileen Shaffer: eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org

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Future Topics:

2019 Dates Coming Soon 

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Past Futures Planning Videos:

Futures Planning September 2018: Creative Housing Options for People with Disabilities 

October 2018 Futures Planning on DD Waivers and CCC+ 

Waiver Information/Medicaid Waivers

November 2018 Futures Planning on Managing Real Estate in a Special Needs Trust

December 2018 Futures Planning: Social Security Benefits 

Professional Crisis Management Workshop for Parents and Professionals; February 1st and 2nd

Professional Crisis Management Training (PCM)  

Prevent aggressive behavior before it begins with PCM (Professional Crisis Management) Training! At this training, learn de-escalation and crisis management strategies.

WHO: Parents and professionals who work and care for individuals with behavioral difficulties

DATE: February 1st and February 2nd from 9am- 6:30pm 

COST$400 – Community Members & Caregivers, $350- Indivdiuals Cert. for Aurora and Aurora Behavior Clients, $500 – Two parents Cert. for Aurora and Aurora Behavior Clients

REGISTER: Amy Metaxa, ametaxa@thearcofloudoun.org

LOCATION:     The Aurora School

601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

  • Professional Crisis Management courses teach a range of verbal (non-physical) and physical strategies for managing crisis situations safely and effectively.
  • Training will include repetition of physical procedures, an introduction to behavior analysis and the function of behavior, real life discussions of scenarios, coursework, and problem solving of individual concerns.

What is Professional Crisis Management? – reprinted from the link: http://www.pcma.com/pcmapcmwhatis.asp

PCM is an advanced system of crisis management. Unlike other methods that teach intervention techniques only after individuals have become non-compliant, agitated or aggressive, PCM focuses primarily on prevention before a crisis occurs. PCM includes Crisis Prevention, Crisis De-escalation, Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis Intervention components. PCM utilizes “hands on” competency-based training and written tests to certify that individuals who receive instruction in PCM reach the highest level of skill acquisition. PCM is the only complete crisis management system available that can guarantee successful prevention and intervention with maximum safety, increased dignity and total effectiveness.

Crisis Prevention

The best way to handle a crisis situation is to prevent it before it happens!

The crisis prevention component of the PCM system teaches a wide range of nonphysical and verbal strategies for the prevention of crisis situations. Since PCM is based on a teaching and learning model, it integrates smoothly as well as complements and strengthens your existing teaching and treatment strategies. Furthermore, throughout the PCM course, an emphasis is placed on the importance of individual choice and basic human rights.

Crisis De-escalation

The PCM system is based on a cognitive-behavioral model of intervention that utilizes established research based techniques for verbally de-escalating disruptive and aggressive behaviors. The PCM de-escalation component benefits from the groundwork established during the prevention process. During the PCM training course, participants acquire skills that enable them to quickly and safely stabilize an escalating situation before it becomes necessary to physically intervene.

Crisis Intervention

PCM provides individuals with a continuum of painless physical procedures and techniques that can be utilized to intervene in a crisis situation. Specific procedures have been uniquely designed for children, adolescents, and adults. All of the procedures have been designed to maintain human dignity and to completely avoid awkward positioning and physical pain. The PCM training course teaches participants to respect the dignity and value of all human beings and to be sensitive to individual human rights and freedoms.

Post-Crisis Intervention

The PCM course teaches participants various methods of interacting (verbally) following the implementation of crisis intervention. Specific content for post-crisis intervention counseling is presented and practiced at all training courses. Participants gain skills that enable them to quickly reintegrate individuals back to their regular teaching or treatment activities. Participants obtain training in how to conduct post-crisis analysis which includes ways of improving future interactions in crisis situations.

 

 

 

DMV comes to The Arc of Loudoun; February 5; 10am-3pm

ALLY Advocacy Center is bringing DMV to you!!! We are thrilled to announce that DMV-Connect will be setting up shop in the ALLY Advocacy Center building at The Arc of Loudoun on Tuesday, February 5th from 10am-3pm (by appointment only)

How to Schedule an Appointment

**Please contact Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org or 703-777-1939, ext. 208 for an appointment. To be eligible for an appointment, you must have a family member with a disability or be a staff member at The Arc of Loudoun.

About DMV-Connect

DMV-Connect is an outreach program of the Department of Motor Vehicles that connects Virginians to services who may not be able to travel to or wait in line at a traditional DMV office.

If you have a family member with a disability and would like to get them an Identification Card (even if they are under 15 years old), they now offer the opportunity to get an indicator on the card designating the following categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairment, Speech Impairment and Insulin-dependent diabetic. This a great, proactive way to insure that First Responders are notified of the disability. Please note that in order to do this, you must bring a doctor’s evaluation or note that lists the diagnosis.

They will also be able to conduct other services including: Virginia State IDs, Veterans IDs, Child IDs, Driver’s licenses, Disabled parking placards and Vehicle titles and registrations. To avoid long waits, we are scheduling appointments for this service.

**Please contact Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org or 703-777-1939, ext. 208 for an appointment. To be eligible for an appointment, you must have a family member with a disability or be a staff member at The Arc of Loudoun.

Documents to download before your appointment:

My Bloody Valentine – February 15 and February 16

Shocktober presents: My Bloody Valentine

Every FEARbruary, near Valentine’s Day, Paxton Manor opens is doors for an annual anti-Valentine event.  Our haunted house My Bloody Valentine event is a self-guided tour through love-wrecked horrors inside the terrifying Paxton Manor. 

Whether you want to hold your loved one closer while going through 32-rooms of terror or whether you are single and want to go out with a bunch of friends because love… stinks, our event is open to you!  

The real reason for Shocktober’s My Bloody Valentine? The funds from the event support The Arc of Loudoun, a local nonprofit creating a lifetime of opportunities for adults and children with special needs and their families.

My Bloody Valentine 2019 is open Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16. Doors are open from 7pm-10pm.

Ticket prices:

My Bloody Valentine (ONLINE): $35.00(Plus Service Fee), (At the door): $40.00

Couples Pass (ONLINE ONLY): $60.00 (Plus Service Fee) for 2!

Group Rate (ONLINE ONLY): for groups of 10 or more: My Bloody Valentine at Paxton Manor $28.00(Plus Service Fee)/per person

Tickets are on sale now! All tickets are non-refundable.

Ability Fitness Center Open House – February 21

Ability Fitness Center Open House

Ability Fitness Center, a therapeutic fitness and wellness center for people
with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease,
multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders.

Can you or somebody you know use our services? Join us at our Open House, February 21 where you can tour the facility, meet the staff, and learn about the equipment. 

When:  Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 9am-4pm 

Where: Ability Fitness Center, 585 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

RSVP here. 

Valentine’s Day Dance – February 22

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL! Stay updated on future The Arc of Loudoun events by subscribing to our email list here.

Meet new friends, have fun, and DANCE! Featuring the very special DJ Stephanie Rasul. Light drinks and snacks will be provided.
(Attendees must be 19 and older, Participants that need assistance for physical and behavioral needs must be accompanied by their caregiver)

When: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 | 6:30-8:00PM
Where: ALLY ADVOCACY CENTER – Located at The Arc of Loudoun
601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

Cannon’s Club- Friday Night Social – February 22

Join us for fun, food, and friendship! Play games, create crafts, and make friends at our Friday night hangout. Cannon’s Club is open for both teens (13-19) with AND without disabilities.

When: Friday, February 22 | 7-9pm (Snow date: Friday, March 1)
Where: Aurora Behavior Clinic, located in the stone barns at The Arc of Loudoun | 601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176

RSVP to Tammy Goddard at tgoddard@thearcofloudoun.org

$5 donations per person are requested

The Arc of Loudoun Celebration Gala – March 23

The Arc of Loudoun Celebration Gala

Join us for this inspiring celebration as we rally together to embrace, educate, engage and empower people with disabilities and their families.

What: A family* fundraising celebration for all ages to support The Arc of Loudoun’s mission. Evening includes a four-course dinner, Sherwood R. Simons Achievement Award presentation, live and silent auctions, raffle, jazz music, and dancing with the ‘80’s Band Sensation, The Reflex!

When: Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 6:00-11:00pm
Lansdowne Resort and Spa, 44050 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA 20176

 Chair: Ara Bagdasarian, CEO and Co-Founder of Omnilert

Attire: Accessible Elegance- defined as what makes you shine – suit, tux, dress, khakis – whatever is lovely and reasonable for you

Price: 

General Admission: $85

Reserved Seats: $150

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Denise Daffron

at ddaffron@thearcofloudoun.org or 703.777.1939 ext 112

*A calming room will be available for those living with sensory sensitivities.

 

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Adaptive Yoga on Saturdays

Enroll in our Adaptive Yoga for Teens (ages 12-19) with disabilities today by contacting Brigitta White at brigittawhite@gmail.com or 703.220.6239. Drop-ins are welcome!

Adaptive Yoga for Teens

When: Saturdays at 10:30am to 11:15am

Dates: Check flyer for 2018 dates!

Cost:

Instructor:  Brigitta White, owner of Whole Me Programs

Location:   ALLY Advocacy Center on Paxton Campus
601 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20176

This yoga class will increase both social and emotional health. It helps with focus, empathy, self-expression and the ability to calm the body and mind.  We use developmentally appropriate exercises for breathing, relaxing and physical body movement. This yoga series joyfully integrates yoga postures with dance, movement, music and song in a fun way!  *Participants must be able to follow basic directions and be physically mobile.

 

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 nstith@thearcofloudoun.org 

NEXT BOOK CLUB MEETING IN RUST LIBRARY:

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 nstith@thearcofloudoun.org