When no one else would, a group of parents started a preschool for their children with disabilities. That was 1967, and from this act of love The Arc of Loudoun was born. Since then, this 501(c)3 has grown and matured into a full-service organization with multiple programs that together provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities.
At The Arc of Loudoun, it always has been and always will be our mission to advocate for, educate, serve, and support people with disabilities and their families. With this mission in mind, we have five unique programs collocated in Leesburg, VA and one housed in Purcellville, VA that, together, serve ~7,000 people each year.
- Ability Fitness Center is therapeutic fitness and wellness center with expert clinicians and specialized equipment that provide access to innovative, customized, and activity-based interventions that increase functional ability for individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, cerebral palsy, balance disorders, developmental disabilities, and other neurological conditions.
- “A Life Like Yours” ALLY Advocacy Center, fills the unmet needs of the community by providing free information on disability rights, guidance, support, events, training, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities, first responders, and other professionals who work with the disability community.
- Aurora Behavior Clinic provides individualized Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), Occupational, and Physical therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on the communication, social, behavior, life, and community-based skills.
- The Aurora School is a private year-round day school, licensed by the Virginia Department of Education, that provides 1:1+ education and related services to students throughout the region who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly those with autism.
- Open Door Learning Center is an inclusive preschool that serves children with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities with a focus on building social skills, learning developmentally appropriate academics, and getting preschool students and their parents ready for kindergarten.
- Project Horse provides custom-tailored, non-riding, equine-assisted therapeutic mental health services to individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, and related challenges, helping survivors of all ages to move forward with hope.
The Arc of Loudoun strives to bring about a just, equitable world for people with disabilities.