The Arc of Loudoun in the News

2020

Seeing the silver linings: While coping with the new reality, special education community longs for person-to-person engagement, Loudoun Times Mirror, May 29, 2020

opens in a new windowLoudoun County Nonprofit Adjusts Services to Help Adults and Children with Disabilities – Amy Metaxa and Lisa Kimball on WJLA Channel 7, May 18, 2020

Virginia Calls for COVID-19 Volunteers – The Arc of Loudoun’s CEO, Lisa Kimball on Fox5 News, April 15, 2020.

How Lisa Kimball turned her resume upside down to run the Arc of Loudoun

Claude Moore Foundation grants $2.4M to Loudoun organizations for 2020

$250K Claude Moore Grant to Boost Arc of Loudoun’s Early Intervention Preschool

Kidd Around Town: My Bloody Valentine Event to benefit The Arc of Loudoun

 

2019

Leesburg’s Award Winning Haunted House, Shocktober, Opens for its 10th Season on October 4th  opens PDF file

 

Shocktober Wins Twice at Annual Tourism Awards, 10 May 2019, Loudoun Now, 10 May 2019, Loudoun Now

 

Singing to Help Others: Loudoun Musicians Give Back with Performances Saturday, 10 May 2019, Loudoun Now 

The Arc Celebrates Efforts to Help Disabled Residents Enjoy ‘A Life Like Ours’, 23 March 2019, Loudoun Now 

Loudoun Chamber Foundation Awards $24K to Nonprofits, 10 January 2019, Loudoun Now 

 

2018

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun returns to its original brand, Karen Graham 5 December 2018, Loudoun Times Mirror

LightUP Festival Proceeds Benefit The Arc of Loudoun, Molette Green 29 November 2018, NBC4 Washington

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun Celebrates Opening of New Aurora Clinic, Renss Greene 16 November 2018, Loudoun Now

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun’s Shocktober Scares for Kids, 12 October 2018, Local DVM

opens in a new windowHaunted House Stop #1: My Paranormal Experience at the Only Real Haunted House in Northern Virignia, 12 October 2018, Our Community Now

opens in a new windowDo You Want Scary Good Fun This October? Hit Up DC’s Top Haunted Trails, 9 October 2018, DC Fray

opens in a new windowFour Levels of Terror, Escape Room Part of Shocktober at Paxton Manor through Nov. 4, 7 October 2018, Loudoun Tribune

opens in a new windowHaunted Mansion Delivers Scares in Service to Kids with Disabilities, 5 October 2018, WTOP

opens in a new windowEverything you need to do in DC this weekend, 5 October 2018, Thrillist

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun’s Shocktober Returns Beginning October 5, 29 September 2018, Loudoun Tribune

opens in a new windowWe Scare Because We Care: Shocktober, Oct. 5, 14 September 2018, Fairfax Times

opens in a new windowShocktober to Take Over Loudoun With New Theme, Partners, Renss Greene,  29 August 2018, Loudoun Now

opens in a new windowShocktober to terrorize patrons in Leesburg starting Oct. 5, 29 August 2018, Loudoun Times Mirror

opens in a new windowLeesburg Zip Trip: The Arc of Loudoun, 24 August 2018, Fox 5

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun’s Ability Fitness Center Changes Lives, Rebecca Burnett, 6 June 2018, Local DVM 

opens in a new windowiCan Bike Camp comes to Leesburg for second year, Rebecca Burnett, 27 June 2018, Local DVM 

opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Center boasts a special kind of gym culture, Michael Balderston, 2018 June, Northern Virginia Magazine

opens in a new windowiCan Bike Camp Grows in Second Year, Renss Greene, 25 June 2018, Loudoun Now 

opens in a new windowMoving Beyond Expectations at Ability Fitness Center, Beth Rasin, 1 June 2018, Middleburg Life 

opens in a new windowMother Helps Hundreds of Kids After Learning How to Care for Her Autistic Son, Leon Harris, Michelle Rivera, Perkins Broussard, 1 June 2018, NBC Washington

opens in a new windowA photo emerges and a Va. school system’s use of seclusion comes under scrutiny, Debbie Truong, 26 May 2018, The Washington Post

opens in a new windowLeesburg Fitness Center with the Ability to Change Lives, Leonard Shapiro, 23 May 2018, Country Spirit 

opens in a new windowSupervisors Approve $25k in Grant Applications , Renss Greene, 22 May 2018, Loudoun Now

opens in a new windowMusic at the Manor May 19 Supports Arc Of Loudoun Programs, by Joseph Dill, 15 May 2018, The Loudoun Tribune

opens in a new windowAll Abilities Night at iFly Loudoun: Uplifting and Charitable Experience, by Joseph Dill, 7 May 2018, The Loudoun Tribune

opens in a new window100WomenStrong Announces Grants for 28 Loudoun Programs, by Danielle Nadler, 2 May 2018, Loudoun Now 

opens in a new windowPhysical therapy and spinal cord injuries on WUSA9, 17 April 2018

opens in a new windowGet involved with the Ability Fitness Center on WUSA9 17 April 2018

opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Center: Improving life for those with disabilities on WUSA9 17 April 2018


opens in a new windowMoose Supreme Governor Visits Leesburg, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 6 April 2018

opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Expands Potential, Floor Space, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 5 April 2018

opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Center: A gym for those facing neurological conditions, by Diane Helentjaris, Loudoun Times Mirror, 4 April 2018 

opens in a new windowSheraton Tysons to host All-Star Comic Con, Fairfax Times, 30 March 2018

opens in a new windowParents Share Stories of Isolation for Special Needs Children, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 27 February 2018

opens in a new windowArc of Loudoun: What Is It? by Joseph Dill, Loudoun Tribune, 22 February 2018

opens in a new windowMy Bloody Valentine: February Haunted House Experience Aids Arc of Loudoun Programs, by Joseph Dill, Loudoun Tribune, 5 February 2018

opens in a new windowLove is Always in the Air in Loudoun , by Jennifer Sigal, Destination Hotels January 2018

 

2017

New Ability Fitness Center Serves Loudoun’s Physically Challenged, by Danielle Nadler, Loudoun Now, 20 November 2017

Paxton Breaks Ground on Aurora Behavior Clinic, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 11 October 2017

Advocates Say Disability Forgotten in Nonprofit Assessment, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 9 October 2017

At Shocktober, Scaring Is Caring by Jan Mercker, Loudoun Now, 4 October 2017

Extraordinary Collaborations, Loudoun Now, 25 May 2017

opens in a new windowArc of Loudoun Paxton Campus Announces New Executive Director, by Veronike Collazo, Loudoun Tribune, 25 May 2017

opens in a new windowArc of Loudoun holds first Pathways to Justice training , Shaheed Morris, Local DMV 24 May 2017

Loudoun Criminal Justice System Receives Disability Training, by Veronike Collazo, Loudoun Tribune, 23 May 2017

Easy on the Senses: Inova Loudoun Rolls Out Specialized Approach for Autisic Patients, by Norman K Styer, Loudoun Now, 14 May 2017

Autism-friendly pediatric E.R. unveiled at Inova Loudoun Hospital, Chantalle Edmunds, Loudoun Times Mirror, 12 May 2017

opens in a new windowLoudoun Volunteerism Celebrated with Awards Ceremony, Loudoun Now, 28 April 2017

opens in a new windowAbility Fitness Plans Paxton Service Center, Readies for Golf Fundraiser, Loudoun Now, 14 April 2017

opens in a new windowSchool Funding, Employment Services Take Center Stage at Budget Public Hearings, by Renss Greene, 06 March 2017 

opens in a new windowNew Pilot Program Helps Individuals With Special Needs, by Sierra Fox, 23 Feb 2017

The Arc of Loudoun Executive Director Lassiter Resigns, by Danielle Nadler, Loudoun Now, 12 Jan 2017

Old Barn Gets New Life Helping Children with Disabilities, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 12 Jan 2017

 

2016

VIDEO – Paxton Campus strengthening the community, interview with Eileen Whelan on GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON, WJLA7, 15 Nov 2016

VIDEO – Paxton Campus helps disabled give back to community, interview with Eileen Whelan on GOOD MORNING WASHINGTON, WJLA7, 15 Nov 2016

Deputies Train to Spot Mental Illness and Avoid Tragedies, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now, 20 Oct 2016

Loudoun deputies learn how to identify, respond to people with autism, by Jim Barnes, Washington Post – Loudoun Local Section, 10 Oct 2016

Sheriff’s Office and Paxton Campus Push New Program to Help People with Disabilities, by Veronike Collazo of The Loudoun Tribune, 5 Oct 2016

(Shocktober) There’s A Haunted House In Virginia That’s So Terrifying You Have To Sign A Waiver To Enter, Beth Wellford, 18 Aug 2016

Old Ox Brews the Flavor of Shocktober, by Renss Greene, Loudoun Now,  12 Aug 2016

Jamming for a cause in Leesburg, by Alison Cuevas, Loudoun Times-Mirror on 4 Aug 2016

opens in a new windowCommunity Action Results in New Home for Leesburg Mother, Son, Loudoun Now, 2 Aug 2016

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowMy Bloody Valentine offers fear, romance in Leesburg, by Tiffany Arnold, WTOP.com. 12 February 2016.

(Shocktober) VIDEOS:  opens in a new windowShocktober’s ‘My Bloody Valentine’ Feb. 12-14, with Eileen Whelan of WJLA News Channel 7. 11 February 2016

(Shocktober) Dare to scare for a unique Valentine’s Day, by Adrienne West, Northern Virginia Magazine. 9 February 2016.

(Shocktober) A bloody Valentine’s Day adventure at Paxton Campus, by Hannah Dellinger, Loudoun Times-Mirror. 29 January 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Shocktober Opens its Doors for Three Nights in February and One Night in March!opens PDF file

 

2015

opens in a new windowYoung People With Disabilities Thriving In Job Opportunitiesby Mike Stancik of Leesburg Today on 3 Nov 2015.

(Shocktober) BLOG:  opens in a new windowHalloween haunt review: Shocktober (Paxton Manor):  opens in a new windowWarning:  Just reading this post may scare you!  Read at your own risk! by Patricia Hall,FairfaxFamilyFun.com. 17 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowD-Line, Linebackers Reflect On Getting Super Scared This Week At ‘Shocktober’Jake Kring-Schreifels, Associate Writer, Redskins.com, 16 Oct 2015

(Shocktober) VIDEO:  opens in a new windowShocktober’s Paxton Manor in Leesburg, Va., By Meaghan Mooney at WUSA9’s Great Day Washington, 16 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowRedskins linebackers tackle haunted house in Va., By Michelle Basch | WTOP 16 

opens in a new windowHow I … Give people the creeps for a good cause: Leesburg’s The Aurora School turns into haunted house to raise wicked amounts of money, by Chase Cabot of Washington Business Journal on 16 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowRedskins’ Linebackers Get Spooked In Leesburg, by Danielle Nadler, Leesburg Today, 15 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowRedskins defensive line got very scared at a haunted house, by Extra Mustard |Sports Illustrated, 14 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowRedskins’ defensive line visits haunted house, gets scared, Scott Allen, Washington Post, 13 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowRedskins’ D-Line Gets A Good Scare At ‘Shocktober’, Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com, 13 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowEven Redskins D-linemen get scared at haunted houses, CSN Mid-Atlantic, 13 Oct 2015

(Shocktober) BLOG: opens in a new windowShocktober is a Spooktacular Haunt Supporting a Great Cause!  opens in a new windowAmy Pope Fitzgerald of Twingles Mom Blog, 10 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowHalloween 2015: Shocktober’s Paxton Manor haunted house in Leesburg, Virginia, Examiner.com, 9 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowThese 12 Haunted Houses In Virginia Will Terrify You In The Best Way (Paxton Manor #4), Only In Your State, 9 Oct 2015

(Shocktober)  opens in a new windowShocktober Aims To Scare For A Good Cause, by Mike Stancik, Leesburg Today, 7 Oct 2015

(Shocktober) VIDEO:  opens in a new windowHaunting Season Begins at Virginia Estate: Paxton Mansion Begins New Season, by NBC4 News. 2 Oct 2015

(Shocktober) VIDEO:  opens in a new windowDIY Zombie Makeup on Let’s Talk Live on Channel 8 News. 2 Oct 2015 (Minute 19:25)

opens in a new windowStolen Paxton Campus Golf Cart Back In Serviceby Mike Stancik of Leesburg Today on September 15, 2015

VIDEO:  opens in a new windowCommunity Rallies to Help Paxton Campus, by NBC4 on September 15, 2015

opens in a new windowLeesburg Thrift Shop Donates To Nonprofits, by Mike Stancik of Leesburg Today on August 15, 2015

opens in a new window4 NBC WASHINGTON: Vandals Strike the Heart of a Leesburg Non-Profit
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opens in a new windowCommunity Rallies to Aid Paxton after Golf Cart is Stolen

opens in a new windowMelissa Heifetz named Director of Advocacy at ALLY Advocacy Center (page 31)
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Adults with Autism May Be Loudoun’s Next Agribusiness Workforce

opens in a new windowVisit Loudoun celebrates its 20th anniversary at annual awards ceremony

opens in a new windowLoudoun’s tourism champions honored at Visit Loudoun awards

opens in a new windowPaxton Campus Launches May Concert Series With Voodoo Blues

opens in a new windowArea Dancers Donate $12,000 to Local Charities

opens in a new windowPaxton Campus Holds Annual Celebration Monday

 

2014

opens in a new windowPaxton Campus Dedicates School To Longtime Supporter

opens in a new windowConstructing a legacy: The Aurora School in Loudoun dedicated to “Butch” Miller

opens in a new windowOpen Door Learning Center at Paxton Campus

opens in a new windowA Running Start For 2014

 

2013

opens in a new windowRadio-Thon Ready to ‘Ring In’ the 28th Annual Chain of Checks!opens PDF file

opens in a new windowMaggie’s Closet in Leesburg turns 2

opens in a new windowMaggie’s Closet Marks Two Years Of Service

opens in a new windowThis Holiday Season, Gift For Good

opens in a new windowRemember Gifts for Good this holiday

opens in a new windowWillowsfordramblings: Paxton Manor Experience

opens in a new windowPaxton Mansion in Leesburg will squeeze one more Halloween fright from you this weekend

opens in a new windowHaunted Paxton Manor’s Shocktober Scaring Up A Crowd

opens in a new window28th Annual Chain of Checks beneficiaries announcedopens PDF file

opens in a new windowPaxton Campus Joins Monarch Butterfly Initiative

opens in a new windowAurora School celebrates 10-year anniversary

opens in a new windowPaxton Campus Won the 2013 Leesburg Patriot Cup

opens in a new windowThe Battle to Educate the Autistic

opens in a new window100 Women Strong Announces 2013 Grant Recipients

opens in a new window2013 Leesburg Business Award Nominees Announced

opens in a new windowThe Arc of Loudoun Raises Autism Awareness

opens in a new windowAutism awareness walk set for April 7 in Leesburg

opens in a new windowClaude Moore Charitable Foundation awards $889k to Loudoun charities

 

2012

opens in a new windowUPDATE: Paxton Manor Transforms into Haunted Attraction

opens in a new windowStudents, Staff Celebrate Grand Opening of Paxton Attraction

opens in a new windowArt Exhibit and Live Auction to Benefit Paxton Manor

opens in a new windowParanormal Sleepover to Take Place at Paxton Manor

opens in a new windowRun for Independence 8K to Benefit Arc of Loudoun

opens in a new windowSterling Women Hosts The Arc of Loudoun Director

opens in a new windowAutism Bill Unanimously Approved

 

2011

Interview with Jennifer Lassiter, Executive Director of Paxton Campus

opens in a new windowMaggie’s Closet Holds Open House

opens in a new windowMaggie’s Closet Prepares For Those in Need

Governor appoints Loudoun residents to boards

opens in a new windowPaxton Manor Prepares for Halloween

opens in a new windowNon-Profit Boot Camp Offers Networking, Learning Opportunities

 

2010

opens in a new windowPaxton haunt a success

opens in a new windowPaxton Manor in Leesburg turned into haunted house for Halloween

 

2008

opens in a new windowAurora School Targets 2009 Opening At Carlheim

opens in a new windowMansion to Again Serve Needy

opens in a new windowAurora School To Move To Paxton In Leesburg

opens in a new windowAurora School Inks Deal For Paxton Center; $9M Renovation Planned

 

2007

opens in a new windowNew lease on life

opens in a new windowAurora School Plans Expansion

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