Ability Fitness Center Grand Opening – April 10

Ability Fitness Center Grand Opening

In gratitude of your support, we invite you to our
Ability Fitness Center Grand Opening Celebration
on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5-7 pm.

Join us for the ribbon cutting, open house, and light refreshment as
we celebrate our new home in the Williamson Cottage located
at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus.

RSVP here. 

FBA & BIP Workshop April 10, 5:30-6:30 pm

Join us at our Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) & Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) Workshop 

Does your child tantrum? Do they scream, cry, or drop to the floor? At this workshop you will learn how to interpret Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans. 

A Functional Behavior Assessment is a tool used to determine why a child is engaging  in challenging behavior. A Behavior Intervention Plan is used to help a child’s team learn how to manage challenging behavior needs. 

Our workshop is on Tuesday evening, April 10 at ALLY Advocacy Center (Building #625) in Nora’s Room at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

$15 for the General Public. 

Register online HERE.

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Annual Meeting – Feb 27

The Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus requests the honor of your presence for our

Annual Meeting
On Tuesday, February 27th, Two Thousand Eighteen
At Six O’clock in the Evening

The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus
ALLY Advocacy Center
601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, Virginia

Come enjoy a light dinner, drinks, and connecting with The Arc of Loudoun family. We will elect our new slate of Board of Directors,  share  “2017: Year in Review,” present the Beth Mills Special Service Award and Rick Berry Professional Award, 

Thank you for what you do to empower, embrace, and engage children with disabilities and their families. 

Please RSVP by February 22nd to

Morgan Payne
Email: mpayne@paxtoncampus.org
Telephone: 703.777.1939  ext 106

50th Anniversary Celebration Gala – April 21

50th Anniversary Celebration Gala for The Arc of Loudoun

Our inaugural gala was a huge success! First, we’d like to thank everybody who came out to support The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus and the children with disabilities and their families that we serve.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, along with our Gala Chair, Ara Bagdasarian, for all your hard work. 

We also want to thank our emcee for the night Leon Harris and our wonderful entertainers: Carlos IbayA Place To Be Performers, and the Eric Byrd Trio. We hope you enjoyed the inspiring evening!

View the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala photos here. 

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The Arc of Loudoun celebrates its 50th Anniversary — 50 years of creating a lifetime of opportunities for children with disabilities and their families! Join us for this inspiring celebration, as we rally together to recognize this momentous achievement and impact in this community.

 Chair: Ara Bagdasarian, CEO and Co-Founder of Omnilert

Saturday, April 21, 2018 with silent auction and cocktails starting at 6:00 pm
Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Lansdowne, VA

Five-course dinner, featuring special performance by
Carlos Ibay and A Place to Be performers,
ALLY “A Life Like Yours” awards presentation,
live and silent auctions, dancing

Dress: Black-tie optional

 Leon Harris from NBC News 4 at 4 to emcee Gala!

Featuring Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center Performer: Carlos Ibay                 

Ibay is a classically trained Filipino-American concert pianist and heroic tenor from Fairfax, Virginia who has been blind since infancy.  He began playing piano when he was two years old and began singing at the age of three.  A child prodigy, Ibay made his first public performance at age ten.  Fluent in seven languages, he is a versatile performer who has performed in over a dozen countries. Ibay studied piano under Thomas Schumacher from the Eastman School of Music and studied voice with Harry Dunstan from the American Center for Puccini Studies.  He also studied piano at the Mannes College of Music in New York City under Jerry Rose and with the late Thomas Mastroianni, former president of the American Liszt Society. Ibay made his debut at Carnegie Hall on October 1, 2005 and his Kennedy Center debut on November 30, 2006.  He has performed for Vice President Al Gore, President George W. Bush, and Pope Francis.  Ibay has also performed with the McLean Symphony, the Manila Symphony Orchestra, the Manassas Community Orchestra, and the Reston Community Orchestra.  Ibay was the cantor, organist, and chorister at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia for nine years.  He also regularly performs at local venues, churches, fundraisers, and private events. Watch Ibay’s performances here. 
 
 
Thank you to our generous sponsors! 
 
Benefactor Sponsors

Beatriz McNelly

 
Friends of The Arc of Loudoun
AHT Insurance and Jenni Bickerstaff | ECHO
Andy and Melissa Heifetz | George and Mary Pellicano
 
Supporters of The Arc of Loudoun
 
Donors 
Scott Billigmeier | Kelly Carberry | Curt and Corky Carlson | Diane Culp| Dataprise
Ryan Donnelly and Ryan Kincade | Bonnie Hoffman | Jeff and Kathy Lubitz|
John Marshall Bank | Juliana MacDowell | McCandlish & Lillard, PC | Mitchell & Co., CPA’s | Amy Owen of Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties | Father Daniel Vélez-Rivera of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
 
Vendor Partners
 
 
 
 

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Preschool to Kindergarten Transition Workshop – April 25th

Before the Bus Starts Coming: Still Deciding If You Will Send Your Preschooler to Kindergarten?

TOPIC:  This is the workshop for parents and families in the community who are having a difficult time deciding on whether or not to send their child to Kindergarten

SPEAKERS: Lori Padgett, Special Education Supervisor, ECSE and Karin Spencer, Consulting Teacher in the Office of Special Education 

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018; 6:00 pm 

WHERE:  ALLY Advocacy Center on Paxton Campus
  601 Catoctin Circle, NE
  Leesburg, VA  20176

FREE, No registration required. 

Questions:  Eileen Shaffer

EMAIL: eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org TEL: 703.777.1939 ext. 208 

 

Parent Support Group meets May 1; 5:30pm-6:30pm

 

Interested in joining our Parent Support Group? Please contact Eileen Shaffer at: eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org

Are you the parent or caretaker of a child with a disability or special needs?  Do you wish you could talk with other parents who are in similar situations? Please consider joining our Parent Support Group!

Parent Support Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month of the School Year and coincide with Social Skills Group. While your child attends Social Skills Group, you are welcome to join a network of other parents. PLEASE NOTE: Your child does not need to be enrolled in Social Skills to attend.

Upcoming meetings: 

Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

October 3

November 7

December 5

January 2

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

Parent groups can serve many purposes, but one of their most important can be to introduce families to others like themselves, building a sense of community and of understanding. 

For more information on this group, please contact Eileen Shaffer at: eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org

Ability Fitness Center Golf Tournament – May 10

The 6th Annual Ability Fitness Center Golf Tournament is on Thursday, May 10th!

Your participation in the golf tournament will help each AFC client have an improved quality of life and optimal physical and emotional health; have maximum functional independence; improve flexibility, muscle strength, balance, posture, and bone density; decrease muscle spasms & all over better quality of life!

When: Thursday, May 10th | 12:00 PM –  9:00 PM

Where: Loudoun Golf & Country Club, Purcellville, VA 

Online Registration and sponsorship information here. 

Paper registration form here. 

 

Pathways to Justice Training II; May 12

Pathways to Justice Training II

Addressing key barriers to justice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and discussing practical solutions that work best for them

WHEN: May 12, 2018 | 10am-3pm

WHERE: 906 Trailview Blvd, Suite A, Leesburg, VA 20175 (in the ASPEN Conference Room)

WHO: Individuals served who access the community at large without a support person

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, MUST SUBMIT BY MAY 4, 2018, email Roger Younker (roger.younker@loudoun.gov) for registration.

AGENDA: 

-Internet Safety
-Keeping Yourself Safe – Presented by law enforcement 
-Lunch Provided
-Knowing Your Rights- Your rights and responsibilities when stopped by the police
-Role Playing Scenarios- How to respond to others in the community 

SPONSORED BY: Loudoun County Department of MHSADS

PARTNERED WITH

The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus – ALLY Advocacy Center
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Bonnie Hoffman and Genevieve Miller – Attoryneys

 

Check out images from our first Pathways to Justice Training here.

Agenda

  • Internet Safety
  • Miranda Rights and what to do if you are stopped by the Police
  • LUNCH (provided)
  • Role Playing Scenarios – how to respond to others in the community
  • Small Group sessions with law enforcement

Music at the Manor – May 19, 2018

Music at the Manor Festival | Saturday May 19, 2018, Rain or Shine

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Come experience Music at the Manor Festival, a day-long celebration of
family, friends, food, and of course, live music—from blues to contemporary to rock. 
All proceeds benefit The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus as we together
empower, embrace, and engage children with special needs and their families.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 11 am to 8 pm
Where: Historic 17-acres at Paxton Manor in Leesburg, Virginia
What: Featuring bands, food, wine, beer,
local artisans, raffle, kid’s activities
Tickets: FREE – General Admission*
$20 VIP Tickets – Includes 2 drink passes
and access to VIP Hospitality Suite

The Lineup…
11:00-12:00: Rikki J and the Blue Rhythm
12:30-1:30: Willie White
2:00-3:00: Never Born To Follow
3:00-3:30: Jack Squared
3:30-4:30: Stone Cold
5:00-6:00: Juliana MacDowell
6:30-7:45:The Voodoo Blues

*RSVP Appreciated

Free parking is available onsite. The event will occur rain or shine. Bring your lawn chairs.
Please note: No outside food or drink allowed at event. 

Thank you to our generous sponsors, vendors, and raffle donors! 

Sponsors

 

Food and Beverage Vendors

Raffle Donors

5 Tara | Anytime Fitness | Be Beauty | Benton Family | BurgerFi | Copperwood Tavern Crystal Mills | Eagan Family Exit Plan | Firework’s Pizza | Ford’s Fish Shack | iFlyJennifer Alves | Ketterman’s Jewelers | La Villa Roma   Paisano’s Pizza | Play it Again Sports | Tarara Winery | Victory Martial Arts | Wegmans

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It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Follow the steps in the Infographic below to learn how to shop with Amazon AND give back to The Arc of Loudoun. 

 

ABA Therapy Training – For Parents and Caregivers – June 19

Join us in this 2 part class on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)! 

Is your child engaging in challenging behavior? Applied Behavior Analysis can help you address challenging behavior.  At this workshop you will: learn the basics of ABA,  determine why behavior is occurring, and learn how to positively reinforce the behavior you want from your child. 

Part 2 includes: examples, demonstrations, and a question and answer session.  Attendance to both workshops is highly encouraged!

These classes will be on two Tuesday evenings, June 19 (Part 2) at ALLY Advocacy Center (Building #625) in Nora’s Room at The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, from 5:30-6:30 pm.

$30 for 2 classes OR $15 for Part 1 on June 5 and $15 for Part 2 on June 19

Register online HERE.

 

Kendra Scott Pop-Up at Tarara Winery, June 24

Sip while you shop for a cause at Tarara Winery! We’ll have our latest summer collection, as well as the must-haves for your Kendra Scott collection. 20% of all sales will benefit The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus. 

See you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iCanBike Camp 2018- June 25th-29th

The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus has partnered with Tuscarora’s Husky Buddies Program to present iCanBike Camp! This is a program offered to help children with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.

June 25-29 | 8:30am-5:00pm | Tuscarora High School 

Cost: $200 

Bikers register online here OR register through the hard copy form here. 

Volunteers register online here OR  register through the hard copy form here.  

In order to sign up, rider must meet ALL of below criteria: 

  • Ages 8-18
  • Have a disability
  • Able to walk without assistive device
  • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted helmet
  • Parents must remain at camp at all times 
  • Able to sidestep to both sides 
  • Able to attend all 5 days 
  • Maximum weight of 220 lbs 
  • Minimum inseams of 20″ (measure from floor while reader is wearing sneakers) 
  • Bring in own (approved) bike at at sessions 

For any questions please e-mail Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org 

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Paisano’s Leesburg Summer Bash on June 30

Come join us for a fun-filled day in the sun at Catoctin Corner as we welcome in summer and to benefit a great cause! All proceeds benefit The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus. Along with delicious Paisano’s food, there will be family activities and meet & greets throughout the day: 

Live music, kid’s entertainment, special character meet and greets, prize raffles, Paisano’s gift cards, giveaways and much more! Come meet Santana Moss at his autograph signing from 4-5pm. More information here. 

Adaptive Art Classes for Adults – Thursdays: 6:00-7:00 pm

To Register: tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org or 703.777.1939 ext. 207

Expressions through Art

Taught by Darcy Swope and Trent Carbaugh, owners of and instructors at Birds of A Feather Art School

Adults 18+ of ALL abilities are invited to take part in this exciting instructional class that will allow you to discover your inner artistic voice. Darcy and Trent are skilled art instructors and therapists, with a great deal of experience working with people of all abilities. Each week will provide a new and exciting opportunity to try different mediums (or the same one each week if that is what you would like to do!).

WHAT: Expression Through Art: Adaptive Art Classes for ALL Abilities

WHO: Adults 18+ of ALL abilities

**Drop ins are welcome.

WHEN:

THURSDAYS in ALLY: 6:00-7:00PM

WHERE: ALLY Advocacy Center on Paxton Campus

COST: $10/per participant* per week for members of The Arc of Loudoun (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER)

$12/per participant* per week for non-members of The Arc of Loudoun

*limited scholarships available on case by case basis

 

For more information, or to register, please contact Tammy Goddard at 703.777.1939, ext 207 or tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org

 

Social Skills Group, Ages 6-10, Summer Fun with Friends

Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm, June 21st-August 9th, 2017

“Summer Fun with Friends” is a once a week after school social skills program that offers a balance of brief instruction with a variety of fun indoor and outdoor games and activities to practice skills they are learning in an engaging and natural way.

  • Each group is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Skills are taught  by ABA Therapists
  • Our focus is on Peer Interaction, Conversation and Verbal Skills
  • Ideal candidates for this group are conversational but need facilitation for improved social skills

Please click here the Summer Fun with Friends Inquiry Form link to request registration.


Enrollment is determined on a first come first served basis.
Each session is $20/day or $130 for all 7 days (a $10 savings!) and is paid in advance. The Arc of Loudoun members get 1 FREE day if enrolled in all 7 days!

 

 

Stolen Golf Cart Fund

“It makes me pretty sad that such a memorable cart got damaged and vandalized by someone. I do hope that it can be bought back to slow and safe use for Paxton.”
-Drew Gutenson
STEP Up Team

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TO DONATE TO OUR STOLEN GOLF CART FUND: 

ONLINE: Choose STOLEN GOLF-CART FUND
in the Drop-down menu. DONATE NOW!

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BY CHECK:

Designate Golf Cart Fund on the check.

Make your check payable to Paxton Campus, and mail to:

Paxton Campus
Attn: Meredith Lefforge
601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA 20176

Paxton Campus’ beloved golf cart was stolen off our property sometime between Wednesday 8/5 and Thursday 8/6

This golf cart was used by our STEP Up team to practice driving, to deliver campus mail and to move things around the campus.

Please consider donating today!

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VOLUNTEERS: Help us start a Garden!

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Are you free Saturday, July 11th? Looking for a fun and helpful way to spend your afternoon?

Help us start our garden! 

Where: Paxton Campus
When: July 11th 10am-2pm

Bring your own gloves and gardening tools!
RSVP to tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org 


We have a new partnership at Paxton with Legacy Farms (Legacy Farms is a nonprofit dedicated to providing support services and agrarian based vocational training to adults with autism, as well as those with developmental and social challenges).

Legacy is working to one day have a farm for their staff to work and reside at, and in the meantime build relationships with other businesses in Loudoun.  They have reached out to Paxton to build a vegetable garden on our grounds for our Step Up program!

This is something that would be meaningful and a great business opportunity – the Step Up team can work the garden and eventually sell the veggies at the farmers market!

If so, come ready to work, get dirty and have fun! Refreshments will be provided.  Even if you can only work part of the time, we will take it

Hope to see you there!

RSVP:  tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org

Do More 24 – June 4th – Day of Giving

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Thank you to all those who donated to Paxton Campus and participated in our Selfies for Good contest. We had so much fun!  THANK YOU!

 

 

#WEAREPAXTON 

On  Thursday, June 4th we can all Do More to help our community.

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Paxton Campus has partnered with United Way of the National Capital Area and 600 other local nonprofits in the greater DC area in this annual day of giving.

We need your help to make this year’s campaign successful. Here’s what you can do:

1)         Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 4th.

2)         Bookmark this giving link. https://www.domore24.org/#npo/paxton-campus

3)         Spread the word! Post our giving link and your support on your social media       channels.

4)         Donate on June 4th. You can help us to win additional cash prizes!

#WEAREPAXTON because…

Your donation on June 4th will help us continue to support and grow these programs and the communities they serve.

We are grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us Do More for our community.