Cannon’s Club- Friday Night Social – July 26th

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. REGISTRATION REQUIRED, LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE.

When: Friday, July 26th | 7-9pm | $5/person
Where: Aurora Behavior Clinic, located in the stone barns at The Arc of Loudoun | 601 Catoctin Circle, NE Leesburg, VA 20176

REGISTER to Tammy Goddard at

Social Skills How-To for Parents and Caregivers: May 22

Social Skills How-To for Parents and Caregivers 

At this workshop you will learn how to incorporate social skills for children of ALL levels.  Using the prompting methods and activities developed for the Cannon’s Connections Social Skills Curriculum, you will learn how to begin teaching social skills for your child—from tolerating peer proximity, to initiating and sustaining peer interaction. 

The concepts in this training is adaptable for children with a wide range of social needs.

This workshop will be on on Tuesday, May 22 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at ALLY Advocacy Center (Building #625) at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus.

$15 Register here!

Questions? Please contact Tammy Goddard at 703.777.1939 ext 207 or at

Social Skills Groups – Tuesdays Jan. 8-April 30, 5:30-6:30pm

Social Skills Groups for students ages 5 to 18 years old

We currently full for Spring 2019 Social Skills, we will re-open for Fall 2019  Social Skills in May. 

About Social Skills Groups

Our Social Skills Groups are designed for students who need coaching in peer relationships and conversations. If your child is able to converse with others but may need prompting to initiate or respond to peers, he or she is our ideal participant.

During Social Skills Groups, we use the principles of Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). 

Each group session consists of fun social games and activities. However each activity includes learning opportunities that are specifically designed to focus on intensive instruction that supports peer-to-peer socialization. Intensive instruction is embedded into activities. And it is derived from evidence-based concepts of verbal behavior and behavior analysis. Moreover, intensive instruction focuses on developing the necessary skills needed to initiate with and respond to peers.

Each session is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). And the group conversations and verbal skills are facilitated by applied behavior therapists.

We have created 2 types of specialized social skills groups to best fit different student’s social needs. One group is a best fit for children who are conversational but require extra help and prompting to socialize. And the second group facilitates basic social skills for students who need more intensive instruction to interact with peers.

We are also developing a social skills class which will focus on more subtle issues such as bullying, personal space, perspective taking, etc. All classes will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. An interview with parents will help determine the best group for your child.


Social Skills Group for older studentsSocial Skills Group for younger students





ABA Therapy Training – For Parents and Caregivers – October 2 and October 4

Join us in this 2 part class on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)! 

Is your child engaging in challenging behavior? Applied Behavior Analysis can help you address challenging behavior.  At this workshop you will: learn the basics of ABA,  determine why behavior is occurring, and learn how to positively reinforce the behavior you want from your child. 

Part 2 includes: examples, demonstrations, and a question and answer session.  Attendance to both workshops is highly encouraged!

These classes will be on two evenings, October 2 (Part 1) at The Arc of Loudoun in ALLY Advocacy Center (Building #625 in Nora’s Room) and October 4 (Part 2) at the Aurora Behavior Clinic from 5:30-6:30 pm.

$30 for 2 classes OR $15 for Part 1 on October 2 and $15 for Part 2 on October 4

Register online HERE.