Adult Social Station – Creative Art at ALLY – May 17 – CANCELLED

Adult Social Station – Once a Month Social! – CANCELED

At our monthly Friday socials from 6:30-8:00 PM , adults with disabilities (19 and older) learn how to appropriately interact with others and achieve social success.

Upcoming Adult Social Station: Creative Art at ALLY | May 17 |$20 | 

Schedule of 2019 events:

May 17th: Creative Art at ALLY (Session Fee) – CANCELED

June 21: Summer Dance (Free)

July 12: Ice Cream Social and Games (Session Fee)

Where: ALLY Advocacy Center at The Arc of Loudoun, 601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176

At the monthly socials, adults with disabilities will:

  • Practice every day appropriate conversations
  • Learn “What makes a good friend.”
  • Create peer relationship and conversations using the principles of
    verbal behavior and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) with an ABA Therapist

*All participants that need assistance for physical or behavioral needs must be accompanied by their caregiver.

An ABA therapist will be present at the socials to include ABA principals during activities/events.

Contact: Nyteisha Stith at nstith@thearcofloudoun.org or 703.777.1939 ext. 200

 

Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents – May 22

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. 

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 9:00 -10:30 am

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

Loudoun Chamber Commerce Superhero 5k – June 2

Loudoun Chamber Commerce Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run

What: 5th Annual Superhero 5k & Kids Fun Run, presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Location: Riverside High School

This is a fun, family-friendly event, with activities for all ages! Races include a 5K walk/run for all ages, and a 1K walk/run and Tot Sprint for the kids. There will be games and entertainment for all throughout the event at Superhero Central. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Arc of Loudoun.

Everyone who registers by Wednesday, May 15th will receive a free race t-shirt in the size they request through registration. Note: Shirts are not available if you register after May 15th, so register early! Register here. 

Race Day Schedule & Location:
8:00 am – Opening ceremony, including recognition of the nonprofit beneficiary, The Arc of Loudoun
8:30 am – Superhero 5K Walk/Run begins
9:30 am – Superhero 1K Sprint & Superhero Tot Sprint
9:45 am – Closing ceremony, including recognition of top finishers and fundraisers

The race village, Superhero Central, will be open throughout the event with entertainment for all ages. Children who 2+ are required to register for the event. Check out Day of Activities and vendor’s HERE.

 

iCanBike Camp 2018- June 24th-28th

The Arc of Loudoun has partnered with Tuscarora’s Husky Buddies Program to present iCanBike Camp! This is a program offered to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.

June 24-28, 2019| 8:30am-5:00pm | Tuscarora High School 

Cost: $200 

Bikers register online here.

Volunteers register online here.

In order to sign up, rider must meet ALL of below criteria: 

  • Ages 8-18
  • Have a disability
  • Able to walk without assistive device
  • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Parents must remain at camp at all times 
  • Able to sidestep to both sides 
  • Able to attend all 5 days 
  • Maximum weight of 220 lbs 
  • Minimum inseams of 20″ (measure from floor while reader is wearing sneakers) 
  • Bring in own (approved) bike at at sessions 

For any questions please e-mail Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org 

iCan Bike 2018

Bishop’s Events 2019 Run First Wine Later 5k and 10k; July 20

Come out and enjoy these scenic 5k/10k cross country courses around the gorgeous vineyard. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Arc of Loudoun. 

Tickets here. 

Runners Receive:
1 Tasting of 4 Wines from Tarara Winery, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Walkers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event. Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.

Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. You will receive a medal.

Race Start Times
10k – 8am
5k – 8am

Registration Fees
5k – $30, until June 30 ($35)
10k – $45, until June 30 ($50)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before July 10. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

Tickets here. 

Course Maps can be found at:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1977197777
10k is two laps.

Packet Pickup
At the event (one hour before the race starts).

Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

Directions to Parking
The race starts and ends at Tarara Winery (13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg, VA 20176). Parking is on-site

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