At the 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.
For 90 years, the historic Paxton Campus has been providing underprivileged families and children with a safe environment. Having previously served as a convalescent center, daycare, and an orphanage, the Paxton Campus will stop at nothing to provide opportunities for individuals of all ages and abilities to serve their community and become contributing members of society.
The Arc of Loudoun at the Paxton Campus
Programs on the campus include The Aurora School; Open Door Learning Center preschool; STEP Up Vocational Training program for adults (with Maggie’s Closet and Paxton Attraction as training facilities); and ALLY Advocacy Center (“A Life Like Yours”) Advocacy Center, all devoted to serving people with disabilities and their families, as well as helping children of all abilities thrive in our community.
The Aurora School, a private day school licensed by the Virginia Department of Education, teaches students with special needs, particularly those with Autism. Currently we are at our maximum attendance with 35 students, from ages 5 to 22 years old, from all over the Greater Washington Area. Open Door Learning Center is a preschool and nationally accredited kindergarten that serves children with and without disabilities. Supported Training and Employment Program (STEP Up) offers transition services to help adults with disabilities live and work independently. “A Life Like Yours” ALLY 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.