About Us

In 1967, a group of parents whose children had special needs formed The Arc of Loudoun, a 501(c)3 organization, to start a preschool for their children when no one else would.

The Arc of Loudoun has grown into a full-service organization with multiple programs that together provide a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities.

Our growing list of programs include:

  • Open Door Learning Center
  • The Aurora School
  • ALLY Advocacy Center
  • Aurora Behavior Clinic
  • Ability Fitness Center

Students with special needs are children first with all of the needs, desires, and feelings of children without disabilities. Our programs and services enable children to grow into adulthood and move out into the world with skills and confidence.

At The Arc of Loudoun, it is our mission to advocate for, educate, serve and support people with disabilities and their families.

Programs on the campus include  opens in a new windowThe Aurora SchoolOpen Door Learning Center preschool; ALLY Advocacy Center (“A Life Like Yours”) Advocacy Center; and BRAND NEW THIS YEAR  opens in a new windowAurora Behavior Clinic and  opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Center all devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families.

opens in a new windowThe Aurora School, a private day school licensed by the Virginia Department of Education, teaches students with special needs, particularly those with Autism. Open Door Learning Center is a preschool that serves children with and without disabilities. “A Life Like Yours”  opens in a new windowALLY Advocacy Center fills the unmet needs of the community by providing free information on disability rights, guidance, support, events, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.  opens in a new windowAurora Behavior Clinic provides individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions. opens in a new window Ability Fitness Center is therapeutic fitness and wellness center with expert clinicians and specialized equipment that will provide access to innovative, customized, and activity based interventions for people with neurological and developmental disabilities.

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