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.
The Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus requests the honor of your presence for our
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
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
Telephone: 703.777.1939 ext 106
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.
View the 50th Anniversary Celebration Gala photos here.
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.
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.
Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
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.
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!
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 (email@example.com) for registration.
-Keeping Yourself Safe – Presented by law enforcement
-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
The Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus – ALLY Advocacy Center
Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Bonnie Hoffman and Genevieve Miller – Attoryneys
Music at the Manor Festival | Saturday May 19, 2018, Rain or Shine
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
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!
Food and Beverage Vendors
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
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
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.
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
Bikers register online here OR register through the hard copy formhere.
Volunteers register online hereOR register through the hard copy form here.
In order to sign up, rider must meet ALL of below criteria:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 informationhere.
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
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
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!
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 email@example.com
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