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ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center Programs and Services

At ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center, we help families and individuals through consultations, workshops, and parent support groups. And we are also a place for fun and recreational activities.  Below lays out a few of our programs and services.

Programs

iCANBIKE CAMP – Dates for 2021 TBD

The Arc of Loudoun partners with Tuscarora’s Husky Buddies Program to offer a 5-day Bike Camp for children with disabilities (ages 8-18) .

FUTURE PLANNING WORKSHOPS – ONCE A MONTH

A workshop on the tools to consider when developing a plan for the future for parents and guardians of children with disabilities.

NEXT CHAPTER BOOK CLUB

A book club which meets at Rust Library, that gives adults with disabilities the chance to read and learn together.

Teaching

Futures Planning

Learning to ride a bike

iCan Bike Camp 2017

Services

Information & Referrals

People with disabilities often face many hurdles as they attempt to live their lives as fully-engaged, active members of society. Finding information and support regarding education, employment, public benefits, housing, and healthcare can be an overwhelming experience.

The staff of ALLY works hard to keep up to date on public and private programming, information and disability rights services available in the community. We work closely with families to identify local, state, and federal agencies that provide the necessary supports and services they need to function in their daily lives. In addition, we collaborate with many social service agencies in Loudoun County to secure the best available services for our clients. We strive to serve those families in Loudoun County who are working but struggling due to the high cost of living in the area, low wages, and the high cost of dependent care.

Individualized Education Plans (IEP) Consults

The core belief of ALLY is that children benefit most from their education when parents and professionals work together as partners.

Parents and caretakers experiencing difficulties or having concerns regarding their child’s IEP or lack of an IEP, may schedule an educational consultation with us.

Parent, Caregiver and Professional Training & Workshops

We fill the unmet need of the community by providing trainings, workshops, roundtables, town halls, and more to family members and caretakers of children with disabilities and the professionals who work with them.

Recreational Activities and Events

ALLY hosts year-round activities and events for children with disabilities and their families. We provide a range of opportunities to help create “A Life Like Yours”.

Systemic Advocacy & Awareness

We help give a voice to disability advocacy issues at the local, state, and national levels. We work to secure the full range of human and civil rights for children with disabilities.

We build relationships and collaborate with other nonprofits and governmental agencies to provide the opportunities, services, and programming that individuals need.

Loudoun Disability and Justice Coalition

Loudoun Disability and Justice Coalition, a group of Loudoun criminal justice and disability professionals, advocates, and family members dedicated to ensuring that criminal justice professionals have the tools they need to effectively serve people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are the first Disability and Justice Coalition in the state of Virginia and we already have representatives from Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, The Public Defender’s Office, The Juvenile Detention Center, Adult Probation, DMHSADD, as well as a social worker, a family advocate and a self-advocate.

Bike Riding
Yoga
technology