The Arc of Loudoun Celebrates Autism Awareness Month in APRIL

The Arc of Loudoun Celebrates Autism Awareness Month in APRIL

LEESBURG, Virginia – March 28, 2017 – The Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus will kick-off Autism Awareness month with its Annual Spring Festival on Sunday, April 2 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, on the beautiful grounds of Paxton Campus at 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg. The family-friendly event is free and open to the entire community. It features an egg hunt with 10,000 eggs for kids of all ability levels, a visit from the Easter Bunny, cotton candy, popcorn, and a silent art auction featuring dozens of one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork. The festival ends with a trike-a-thon to benefit the Open Door Learning Center preschool on the campus and an autism awareness walk. Please bring your own baskets.

This year, The Arc of Loudoun celebrates a huge milestone: 50 years of serving people with disabilities in Loudoun County! “Throughout the past five decades, many people have been positively impacted by The Arc and benefited from its many programs,” said Melissa Heifetz, Interim Executive Director. “Each person has their own, unique story to tell. We’ll be highlighting 50 of these inspiring stories each week on our social media and our website with our “50 Faces of The Arc” awareness campaign.” 

The Aurora School on Paxton Campus would like to thank the students and parents of Sycolin Creek Elementary School for donating several weighted lap blankets as part of its community project. The students at Sycolin Creek used this project to learn more about autism, and the Aurora School students got some brand new lap pads for its students to enjoy.

Paxton Campus is a (501)(c)(3), non-profit organization that advocates for and provides direct service to adults and children with disabilities, as well as their families and caretakers, through its many programs: The Aurora School, Open Door Learning Center, ALLY Advocacy Center, STEP Up and Maggie’s Closet. Our overhead admin cost is a very low 5.6%; which means that almost .95 cents of every donated dollar goes right back to our programs. www.paxtoncampus.org

 

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