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The Arc of Loudoun

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Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Education, Health, Preschools, Special Education

Mission: At The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, it is our mission to maximize the potential of children while supporting families and individuals with disabilities so that they may thrive in the community.

Target demographics: children with disabilities

Geographic areas served: Loudoun County, Northern Virginia, and Washington DC area

Programs: We are working to create a lifetime of opportunities for people with disabilities. We currently have five programs at The Arc of Loudoun. Programs include Ability Fitness Center, ALLY "A Life Like Yours" Advocacy Center, Aurora Behavior Clinic, The Aurora School; and Open Door Learning Center preschool. All are devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community. The Aurora School is a private day school for students with special needs, particularly those with Autism. Teaching practices at The Aurora School are derived primarily from the principles and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Open Door Learning Center is a preschool that serves children with and without disabilities. ALLY “A Life Like Yours” 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. Aurora Behavior Clinic uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to provide individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions. Ability Fitness Center is therapeutic fitness and wellness center with expert clinicians and specialized equipment that provides access to innovative, customized, and activity based interventions for people with neurologic and developmental disabilities.

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