Fall Football Dance: Friday, September 15th; 6pm-8pm

REGISTER HERE

WHAT: Fall Football Dance & Social Opportunity

WHO: Adults 18+

WHEN: Friday, September 15th from 6pm to 8pm

WHERE:  The Aurora School on Paxton Campus –  601 Catoctin Circle NE Leesburg, VA 20176

COST: FREE!

REGISTER HERE

Come join us and have a great time with light refreshments, dancing, great music and social opportunities!

Decoding Dyslexia – Wed, Sept. 20th; 7pm-9pm

REGISTER HERE

The next workshop will be Wednesday, September 20th from 7pm to 9pm. 

“Effectively Working with School Teams,” Guest Speaker, Kristin Kane, a Family Support  Specialist with the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) will explore ideas and strategies to help families work collaboratively with school teams by laying a foundation for successful team communication

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For more information on Decoding Dyslexia, please search “Decoding Dyslexia Virginia” on Facebook or email decodingdyslexialoudoun@gmail.com.

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ALLY Advocacy Center has partnered with Decoding Dyslexia and will be cohosting monthly meetings on the 3rd Wednesday evening of the month in ALLY Advocacy Center from 7pm-9pm.

There will be a speaker at each monthly meeting:

 REGISTER HERE

 

WHAT:   Monthly series of speakers and discussion, aiming to raise dyslexia awareness and   empower families to support their   children with dyslexia.

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

TIME:   7pm-9pm

Future 2017-2018 Dates: 

  • October 18th
  • November 15th
  • December 20th
  • January 17th
  • February 21st
  • March 21st
  • April 18th
  • May 16th

Questions?  Please contact Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org or call 703.777.1939 x 206

For more information on Decoding Dyslexia, please search “Decoding Dyslexia Virginia” on Facebook or email decodingdyslexialoudoun@gmail.com.

 

 

Past Topics :

Jan. 20th:  “Assistive Technology Support for your Children with Dyslexia”  Ian Moore with AIM-VA

Feb. 17th: “Understanding Test Results for Dyslexia” Dr. Rachna Varia, PhD with Mindwell Psychology

March 16th:  “Executive Function Challenges for Children with Learning Disabilities” Elisabeth Miller, Speech Language Pathologist

April 20th:  “Effectively Monitoring Progress on your Child’s IEP Goals” Allyson Pate, Parent Resource Center

May 18th:”Multi-sensory Instruction for Dyslexic Students:  Roundtable Discussions with Specialists from Lindamood-Bell, Orton-Gillingham/Sounds-In-Syllables, Susan Barton & Wilson.”   Guests will have the opportunity to learn what multi-sensory instruction is, why it’s important for dyslexic students and which programs are available in Northern VA and over the summer.

Aug 17th: “Effectively Working with School Teams.

 September 21, 2016 @ 7pm:  “Assistive Technology Supports for Dyslexic Students” with Andrew Drummond from Out of the Box Accessibility Solutions”

October 19, 2016 @ 7pm:  “How Do We Promote Grit in our Children?  Your Child’s Mind ~ Promoting Motivation, Grit & Executive Functioning” with Dr. Rachna Varia, PhD of MindWell Psychology

November 16, 2016 @ 7 pm:  “Expanding our Local Advocacy Efforts for Dyslexic Kids” with Lorraine Hightower, Decoding Dyslexia VA and LCPS Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

12 Band Jam and Ride – August 12th; 2pm-12am

12 Band Jam & Ride

Proceeds benefit The Aurora School serving students with special needs

Saturday, August 12, 2017

10:30am Kickstands up – Riders Depart

2:00pm to Closing – 12 Band Jam Lineup

 

Where: Spanky’s Shenanigans
538 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

 

$20 for motorcycle riders/$10 for passengers, includes t-shirt and lunch

Riders, come and enjoy ½-price breakfast starting at 7:30 am!

$10 admission at door for 12 Band Jam

Win fabulous raffle prizes!

50/50 raffle, restaurant gift cards, wine tastings, area merchants, and so much more!  Win this one-of-a-kind custom puzzle-piece guitar signed by dozens of music legends!  Prizes awarded every hour!

Check out the awesome lineup!

2:00 pm   Al’s Big Truck

2:50 pm   Mink’s Miracle Medicine Show

3:40 pm   Voodoo Blues

4:30 pm   Andy Hawk and the Train Wreck Endings

5:20 pm   90 Proof

6:10 pm   Shortness of Breath

7:00 pm    Fast Eddie and the Fast Lane Blues Band

8:50 pm    Silver Lining

9:40 pm    Fresh Cracked Pepper

10:30 pm  Mike and the Cyclones

11:20 pm   Bastards of Twang

12:10 am   Ricky J. and Blue Rhythm

 

 

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!

 

 

iCanBike Camp- June 26th-30th

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 people with disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.

Register for iCanBike Camp today here: Rider Registration Form 

 

The Camp is from June 26-June 30 at Tuscarora High School. The cost of the program is $200.  

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 Tammy Goddard at tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org 

DMV comes to Paxton Campus; July 12th; 10am-2pm

ALLY Advocacy Center is bringing DMV to you!!! We are thrilled to announce that DMV-Connect will be setting up shop in the ALLY Advocacy Center building on the Paxton Campus on Wednesday, July 12th from 10am-2pm (by appointment only)**Please contact Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org or 703-777-1939, ext. 208 for an appointment. To be eligible for an appointment, you must have a family member with a disability.

DMV-Connect is an outreach program of the Department of Motor Vehicles that connects Virginians to services who may not be able to travel to or wait in line at a traditional DMV office. If you have a family member with a disability and would like to get them an Identification Card (even if they are under 15 years old), they now offer the opportunity to get an indicator on the card designating the following categories: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairment, Speech Impairment and Insulin-dependent diabetic. This a great, proactive way to insure that First Responders are notified of the disability. Please note that in order to do this, you must bring a doctor’s evaluation or note that lists the diagnosis.

They will also be able to conduct other services including: Virginia State IDs, Veterans IDs, Child IDs, Driver’s licenses, Disabled parking placards and Vehicle titles and registrations. To avoid long waits, we are scheduling appointments for this service.

**Please contact Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org or 703-777-1939, ext. 208 for an appointment. To be eligible for an appointment, you must have a family member with a disability.

Documents to download before your appointment:

iCan Bike Spring Poker Run April 22

Paxton Campus has partnered with Leesburg Moose Lodge to host “iCan Bike” Spring Poker run on Saturday, 4/22. Funds will support iCan Bike Camp, a program that teaches children and adults with disabilities how to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently.

More information about iCan Bike HERE 

We hope you can join us!

Music at the Manor: FREE Fridays in May

The FREE Concerts are held every Friday evening in May – RAIN OR SHINE.  Event starts at 5:00p.m. and ends at 8:00p.m. Our live Spring music series presents a variety of music to satisfy all tastes – from jazz to blues to folk rock. Tickets are not required. Bring your own chairs and blankets. We’ve got tents to keep you dry in case it rains! 

Music at the Manor is looking for young talented musicians or musical groups to perform on Friday May 19, 2017. There will be fifteen minute blocks for young artists to perform.  Slots are now open, SIGN UP HERE!

Christine Favreaux, of Tine’s Captured Moments will be taking Professional Family Photos, $99- May 12th and May 26th. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

 

 

This event was made possible by the following sponsors: 

PLATINUM Sponsor:

Thos. D. Walsh Inc., Realtors 

GOLD Sponsor: 

AHT Insurance

ASEC- Advanced Systems Engineering Corporation

 

Ariad Partners

 

Procentrix 

Omnilert

 

SPOTLIGHT Sponsor:

A & A Heating and Air Conditioning 

Living Realty

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church

  • Melissa & Andrew Heifetz
  • Scott & Jessica Billigmeier
  • The Pellicano Family

Music and Food Lineup:

May 5: The Voodoo Blues/Jambalaya Bros.

May 12: Riki J and The Blue Rhythm/Res Q BBQ

May 19: Loudoun Emerging Youth/Bada Bing Bagels

  • Music at the Manor is looking for young talented musicians or musical groups to perform on Friday May 19, 2017. There will be fifteen minute blocks for young artists to perform.  Slots are now open, SIGN UP HERE!

May 26: King Street Kats/Paisano’s Pizza, Leesburg

WINE, BEER & FOOD FOR SALE

Fabulous Food, Classic Cars, Raffle Prizes, Local Artisan Exhibits, Face Painting! 

Christine Favreaux, of Tine’s Captured Moments will be taking Professional Family Photos, $99- May 12th and May 26th. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

We’ve been featured as an event on Visit Loudoun! Check us out here!

Join us at Paxton Campus on the lawn of our beautiful 17-acre campus to listen to some live local music! Concerts will be held on the porch of the historic Paxton Manor on the beautiful Paxton Campus. Plenty of free parking available.

Paxton Campus  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Leesburg that serves children with disabilities, and their families.

Built in the late 1800s, the mansion was built by the Paxton family to use as a vacation home. When Mrs. Paxton died in 1922, she left her estate to a trust to provide for needy children. The property  is currently home to The Arc of Loudoun, The Aurora School, Open Door Learning Center, ALLY Advocacy Center and Step Up;

Serving children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. Please contact Meredith Lefforge, Director of Development for more information: mlefforge@paxtoncampus.org or 703.777.1939 x 212

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Thanks to all those who joined us at any or all 4 weeks of Music at the Manor in 2015.

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Workshop: PCM for Parents and Professionals; May 20th and May 21st

 

WHO:             Parents and professionals who work and care for individuals with behavioral difficulties

DATE:              May 20th and May 21st from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (Participation is required for both full days)

COST:            $250

REGISTER:     Respond by May 1st  2017 to Kendra McDonald kmcdonald@paxtoncampus.org

LOCATION:     The Aurora School

601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

  • Professional Crisis Management courses teach a range of verbal (non-physical) and physical strategies for managing crisis situations safely and effectively.
  • Training will include repetition of physical procedures, an introduction to behavior analysis and the function of behavior, real life discussions of scenarios, coursework, and problem solving of individual concerns.
  • Participants who meet the requirements of this course will be certified as a Practitioner 1. Certification is for a period of 1 year, and will be issued upon PCMA receiving testing and training materials, and participants passing a practical and written exam.

What is Professional Crisis Management? – reprinted from the link: http://www.pcma.com/pcmapcmwhatis.asp

PCM is an advanced system of crisis management. Unlike other methods that teach intervention techniques only after individuals have become non-compliant, agitated or aggressive, PCM focuses primarily on prevention before a crisis occurs. PCM includes Crisis Prevention, Crisis De-escalation, Crisis Intervention, and Post-Crisis Intervention components. PCM utilizes “hands on” competency-based training and written tests to certify that individuals who receive instruction in PCM reach the highest level of skill acquisition. PCM is the only complete crisis management system available that can guarantee successful prevention and intervention with maximum safety, increased dignity and total effectiveness.

Crisis Prevention

The best way to handle a crisis situation is to prevent it before it happens!

The crisis prevention component of the PCM system teaches a wide range of nonphysical and verbal strategies for the prevention of crisis situations. Since PCM is based on a teaching and learning model, it integrates smoothly as well as complements and strengthens your existing teaching and treatment strategies. Furthermore, throughout the PCM course, an emphasis is placed on the importance of individual choice and basic human rights.

Crisis De-escalation

The PCM system is based on a cognitive-behavioral model of intervention that utilizes established research based techniques for verbally de-escalating disruptive and aggressive behaviors. The PCM de-escalation component benefits from the groundwork established during the prevention process. During the PCM training course, participants acquire skills that enable them to quickly and safely stabilize an escalating situation before it becomes necessary to physically intervene.

Crisis Intervention

PCM provides individuals with a continuum of painless physical procedures and techniques that can be utilized to intervene in a crisis situation. Specific procedures have been uniquely designed for children, adolescents, and adults. All of the procedures have been designed to maintain human dignity and to completely avoid awkward positioning and physical pain. The PCM training course teaches participants to respect the dignity and value of all human beings and to be sensitive to individual human rights and freedoms.

Post-Crisis Intervention

The PCM course teaches participants various methods of interacting (verbally) following the implementation of crisis intervention. Specific content for post-crisis intervention counseling is presented and practiced at all training courses. Participants gain skills that enable them to quickly reintegrate individuals back to their regular teaching or treatment activities. Participants obtain training in how to conduct post-crisis analysis which includes ways of improving future interactions in crisis situations.

 

 

 

Yard & Bake Sale- May 20 Support our Preschool

Open Door Learning Center is hosting their Spring Yard/Bake Sale on Saturday, May 20th (rain or shine) from 7am-11am. We’re looking for buyers, sellers, and bakers!

Want to be a vendor at the yard sale? Fill out this form HERE!

Want to donate some baked goods? Please contact Christine Favreaux at cfavreaux@paxtoncampus.org

Location: Paxton Campus, 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg, VA 20176 

 

Pathways to Justice Training; May 23rd

Pathways to Justice Training

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

REGISTER HERE (select LEESBURG)

DATE: May 23, 2017

TIME: 9am-5pm

WHO: Training is for those working in the criminal justice system, including: law enforcement, attorneys, victim/witness services, disability advocates and families.

FREE, WITH REGISTERATION REQUIRED:

REGISTER HERE

HOSTED BY: The Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus

TRAINING PROVIDED BY: The Arc of the US National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability

LOCATION: Ida Lee Recreation Center, Leesburg, VA

 

CANCELED Making Your Own ‘Kyle’ File: Rising Kindergarten Students: May 24th

Due to low registration the Making Your Own Kyle File workshop is CANCELED. 

However, ODLC director, Tine Favreaux ,and ALLY Advocacy Director, Eileen Shaffer, would be happy to meet with you individually to give you resources and tips on creating a file for your child!

You can contact them here:
Tine Favreaux’s email: cfavreaux@paxtoncampus.org
Eileen Shaffer’s email: eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org

 

Information that should be included in your child’s file: 

  • Your child’s Allergies
  • If your child has a sibling
  • How your child communicates
  • Your family pet’s name
  • And much more! 

Come to the workshop and learn more helpful tips of what information you should include in your child’s file, and WHY it should be included! 

 

Volunteer Orientation June 19th

Interested in volunteering for The Arc of Loudoun on Paxton Campus? Then come to our VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION, on Monday, June 19th from 6:30-8:00pm in ALLY Advocacy Center. 

At the orientation you’ll tour the campus, learn about the different 2017 volunteer opportunities, and learn more about Paxton’s mission and various programs! 

RSVP REQUIRED HERE!  

Please contact Tammy Goddard with any questions: tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org 

*NOTE* if you only volunteer at Shocktober you do NOT need to attend this session. There will be a separate orientation at “Ghoul School” for Shocktober volunteers. 

Open Door Learning Center’s OPEN HOUSE on March 31st

Open Door Learning Center is having an OPEN HOUSE for Preschool and will be accepting applications for Summer and Fall 2017 enrollment. Join us to meet the teachers and other parents who currently have students enrolled at ODLC! This will be a family fun event with many activities to participate in throughout the afternoon so please come out! 

Join us on Friday, March 31st from 2:30-4:30 pm at Open Door Learning Center in Leesburg.

 

Spring Festival

 

 

Paxton Campus presents our 2017 Spring Festival!

SUNDAY, APRIL 2nd, 1 – 3pm

FREE EVENT

FUN for the whole family!

Egg Hunt with  10,000 eggs!

Some activities include: 

  • Trike- a -thon 
  • Awareness Walk around campus
  • Silent Art Auction (art pieces were created by fellow students and staff!) 
  • Easter Bunny Visit (with pictures!) 
  • Music! Food! And More!

Come join us on PAXTON CAMPUS in Leesburg for this FREE event.

To RSVP or for more information contact Tammy Goddard

EMAIL: tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org

CALL: (703) 777-1939 ext 207

Paxton Campus is located at 601 Catoctin Circle, NE, Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Transition Series 2017: Canceled

Due to low registration, the Transition Series workshop is canceled. However, every month at our Futures Planning meeting we cover several of the same topics that would’ve been discussed at Transition Series. Anyone with a particular need is welcome to join the Futures Planning meetings and/or contact the ALLY Advocacy Directors for an individual consult, free of charge!
 
More info about Futures Planning here: http://www.paxtoncampus.org/futures-planning/

 

Paxton Campus will be holding its next TRANSITION SERIES for families with young adults (ages 14-22) who will soon be transitioning out of school. The seminars will have one track only, for parents (and/or guardians, caretakers, or adult siblings).  

**Attendance for both sessions is required for the parent/caretaker

This program is free for members of The Arc of Loudoun (click HERE to learn about membership) and $45 for non-members.

This 2-day workshop is a structured educational event designed to empower families and individuals with disabilities as they transition from school services to the maze of systems in “the real world.”  Each series provides educational programming in the areas of Medicaid Waivers, Social Security Insurance, Employment, Special Needs Trusts, legal authority, transportation, Law Enforcement Safety, LCPS Transition Services, Recreation, Social Relationships and Futures Planning for families with young adults with disabilities.

Last year’s program was a huge success… the parents/caretakers truly enjoyed the time they spent in the program.

Space is limited.  Click HERE for an Application.

WORKSHOP – On the Fence: Still Deciding If You Will Send Your Preschooler to Kindergarten?

Open Door Learning Center presents

On the Fence: Still Deciding If You Will Send Your Preschooler to Kindergarten?

REGISTER HERE

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: LCPS Experts & Parents who were on the fence last year

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 7:00pm-8:30pm

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

FREE for ODLC Parents and The Arc of Loudoun Members

$10 for non-ODLC Parents and non-members

Questions:  Christine Favréaux EMAIL: cfavreaux@paxtoncampus.org TEL: 703.777.6010

 

Snowflake Celebration

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REGISTER HERE

Each winter season, Paxton Campus has a holiday celebration… the Snowflake Celebration!  Join us for a visit from Santa, food and drinks, holiday music, and more!

Check out last year’s photos HERE.

Please join us at this FREE family friendly event for the community! Saturday, December 10th from 1pm to 3pm on Paxton Campus.

Our annual celebration of kids of all ages, all who are unique – just like a snowflake!  The Snowflake Celebration will include Santa, music, food, holiday movies, and holiday crafts to make!

SOCKtober – sock drive during October

SOCKtober

A sock drive for people in need through the month of October.

Shocktober meets SOCKtober at Maggie’s Closet on Paxton Campus. We will be collecting SOCKS all October long to give to people and families in need.

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Please drop off new, warm SOCKS at Maggie’s Closet dropbox (the blue drop box) located on Paxton Campus near the first stone building on the right.

Maggie’s Closet is a non-profit store for families in need. The store   provides quality clothing to families and individuals in a store-like   setting at no cost. Shoppers can come by appointment, and take   what they need, no questions asked.

Social Skills Group; Ages 11-18; FULL

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**Please contact Kendra McDonald for your child to be put on a Waiting List

TUESDAYS; All School Year, starting October 4th

5:30pm-6:30pm

Who: Students ages 11 to 18

Please fill out an inquiry form here and we will contact you as soon as we are able.

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Groups are designed for students who need coaching in peer relationships and conversations using the principles of Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis. The ideal participant is able to converse with others but may need prompting to initiate or respond to peers.

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Each week consists of fun social games and activities that include learning opportunities as well as activities specifically designed to focus on intensive instruction that supports peer-to-peer socialization. Intensive instruction is embedded into activities and is derived from evidence-based concepts of verbal behavior and behavior analysis, and focuses on developing the necessary skills needed to initiate with and respond to peers. Each session is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst; conversation and verbal skills are facilitated by applied behavior therapists.

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Cost (for entire year):

$150 for members of The Arc of Loudoun; for membership information go to: http://www.paxtoncampus.org/about-us/membership/ to learn more.

$175 for non-members.

 

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Please fill out an inquiry form here and we will contact you as soon as we are able.

Speak Up! Discussion Group – Tues, Aug 16th; 12pm-1pm

Speak Up Summer 2016

Speak Up is a self-advocacy and discussion group focused on empowering adults with disabilities to speak for themselves.

You do not need to be good at public speaking to join; You just have to be willing to try!

Some of the goals for the group are:

  • Telling YOUR story: Connecting and Sharing About Self and Community
  • Social Opportunities: Increasing Social Opportunities and Outlets
  • Understanding Speech Components and Effective Communication Styles
  • Impacting YOUR World for Systems Change

Speak Up!

Please RSVP to Melissa Heifetz, Director of Advocacy, ALLY Advocacy Center: mheifetz@paxtoncampus.org or 703.777.1939, ext 206

WHAT: Speak Up!  Self-Advocacy and Discussion Group

WHO: Adults 18+ of ALL abilities

WHERE: ALLY Advocacy Center on The Paxton Campus

Waiver Redesign Workshop – July 26th; 7-9pm

Becky King

REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, July 26th; 7pm-9pm

GUEST SPEAKER: Becky King, Director of Policy and Advocacy at
The Arc of Virginia.

The Medicaid Waiver is undergoing significant changes, all going into effect on August 1st. Join us at the ALLY Advocacy Center as Becky King from The Arc of Virginia gives us the most up-to-date information on these changes.Bring your questions or feel free to send your questions ahead of time to Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org

REGISTER HERE

 

Before the Bus Starts Coming; June 7th; 9:15am-10:30am

Before the Bus Starts Coming: A workshop for parents of soon-to-be kindergartners

REGISTER HERE

Before the Bus Starts Coming

TOPICS COVERED: What is the Parent Resource Center and How Can They Help? How parents can prepare for the transition to kindergarten, how half-day kindergartners can benefit from afternoon enrichment class.

Tuesday, June 7; 9:15am-10:30am

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

Speakers:  Pam Spiering, LCPS Parent Resource Center and Christine Favreaux, Open Door Learning Center

REGISTER HERE

*CHILDCARE provided with registration*

Questions:   Eileen Shaffer, Advocacy Coordinator, 703.777.1939, ext 208 or eshaffer@paxtoncampus.org

 

Food Drive for Loudoun Interfaith Relief: 6/6 to 6/16

ALL PAXTON CAMPUS PROGRAMS (OPEN DOOR LEARNING CENTER, ALLY ADVOCACY CENTER, STEP UP, THE ARC OF LOUDOUN, THE AURORA SCHOOL, MAGGIE’S CLOSET)

June 6th – June 16th

SUGGESTED WISH LIST ITEMS TO DONATE THIS SUMMER ARE:
Cereal, 100% Juice, Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Canned Meats (tuna or chicken), Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter, Hearty SoupsFood Drive 2016

Teen/Young Adult Social Group- June 9th Picnic and Outdoor Games

To attend any of these events, please contact Katie at kwilcox@paxtoncampus.org to RSVP today!

Teen and Young Adult Social Group 2016

WHO SHOULD JOIN US?  Young Adult (ages 16-20) who  are interested in making friends!  We accept teens and young adults with and without disabilities who are looking to foster new friendships and interested in trying new activities!

What we do: Every other week we get together and have fun  doing various activities in the community.

 

OUR NEXT EVENTS ARE HELD FROM 5PM to 6:15PM

Date Activity Location Cost
April 14th Photography Class with Ms. Tine Paxton Campus FREE
April 28th Boxing/Fitness Class with Ms. Paula Paxton Campus FREE
May 12th Hiking Red RockRegional Park FREE
May 26th Dining Restaurant- TBD $10-$15
June 9th Picnic and Outdoor Games Ida Lee Park Bring a dish!

Please contact Katie at kwilcox@paxtoncampus.org to RSVP  today!

Facilitated by: Katie Wilcox, M.A., BCBA, LBA

 

Katie Wilcox

Katie Wilcox

Katie Wilcox, M.A., BCBA, LBA  kwilcox@paxtoncampus.org

Katie began working with children and adults with autism and related disabilities in 2009 at The Faison School for Autism in Richmond, VA.   Following her graduation from University of Richmond in 2011, Katie went on to continue working in the field in a variety of settings including Kennedy Krieger Institute’s LEAP Program, consulting in D.C. and VA public schools, and conducting therapy in various in-home settings.  While in VA, Katie received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism.  Katie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a provisional special education teaching license.  Katie’s interests include reduction of problem behaviors, feeding, natural environment teaching, and increasing functional life skills needed for a successful transition to an independent lifestyle.

 

Expression Through Art

Paint, markers, pencils, American flags and paper fill the tables in the ALLY Advocacy Center.

When you arrive at Expressions Through Art taught by Darcy Swope and Trent Carbaugh, owners and instructors at Bird of A Feather Art School, you can sit anywhere and pick which ever art materials you want to work with.

You can paint on large sheets of paper or you can draw with sharpies in your notebook. You can work in color or in black and white. You are free to create and express yourself.

As you walk in the door, everyone is greeted with a warm hello. The artists are excited to see each other and catch up about their activities over the past week.


Shortly after the hellos, blank pieces of paper begin to transform in to beautiful pieces of art. For the next hour, everyone is in art mode.

Tony creates a picture to give to his sister as a gift. Emily paints a Fourth of July cake and Sophia works on a rainbow with her favorite color yellow

Stripes, mountains, bracelets and whirlwinds of colors are just a few of the other masterpieces created at last night’s class.

As everyone is deep in their work, Darcy and Trent walk around to see how each artist is doing. Everyone is excited to show off what they have been working on.

It is beautiful and inspiring to watch the class open up their minds and express themselves on the paper in front of them. This hour is a chance to show what they have been thinking about and want to show to the world.

Check out our art gallery featuring the AWESOME art from last nights class.


If you want to join in the fun… don’t miss out on our upcoming sessions.

Expressions Through Art is adaptive art classes for adults age 18 and up. ALL abilities are invited to take part in this exciting instructional class that will allow you to discover your inner artistic voice. 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!

Town Hall Meeting, Monday, May 9; 7pm to 9pm

Paxton Campus and Loudoun County Public Schools Career and Transition Services

Town Hall Meeting

REGISTER HERE

When: Monday, May 9, 2016; 7pm-9pm

Town Hall Meeting

Where

Paxton Campus

ALLY Advocacy Center

601 Catoctin Circle NE

Leesburg, VA 20176

WHY

This Town Hall is an opportunity for families to voice their needs and wishes for post-high school vocational training and day support services.

We want to hear your stories!

A discussion will be facilitated by Janet Clarke, LCPS Transition Specialist and Melissa Heifetz, Director of Advocacy at Paxton Campus.  We will be providing information on the status of the County’s programs to support recent graduates with disabilities who are in need of vocational training and day support services.

REGISTER HERE

Sleepless in Loudoun: Helpful Strategies for Successful Bedtimes; May 11th

REGISTER HERE

Sleepless in Loudoun

Open Door Learning Center presents

Sleepless in Loudoun: Helpful Behavioral Strategies for Successful Bedtime Routines

TOPIC:   Tired of being tired??  Does Suzy not want to go to bed?  Does Tommy want to be in your bed rather than his own?  Join us for this informational roundtable with parents in the community and learn some ways you can help your child go to bed and stay in bed!

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH, 2016
4:00-5:00pm

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

**CHILDCARE PROVIDED WITH REGISTRATION**

REGISTER HERE

Presenter:
Mandy Butler, Team Lead @ ODLC

Many Butler has been working at the Paxton Campus for almost 10 years and has been with ODLC since we opened in 2010.  As a mother of two, she is all too familiar with the challenges parents can face at nighttime.

Using her practical experience and by following the basic principles of ABA, Ms. Mandy is excited to share these workshop techniques so parents AND kids can get a good night’s sleep!

 

Give Choose on May 3rd

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With grateful hearts, we thank you! GiveChoose 2016 was a success for the programs of Paxton on May 3rd because of your generosity and extra efforts! Not only did we meet our fundraising goal, we won two prizes totaling $1,000 for having the most donors during two separate hours of the event. Paxton has the greatest donors in the world and we cannot thank you all enough. THANK YOU!

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Paxton Campus has partnered with the Community Foundation of Loudoun and 50 other local nonprofits in Loudoun in this annual day of giving.

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

1)         LIKE our facebook post http://bit.ly/1SH9xXH to help us win $500

2)         RETWEET our pinned tweet https://twitter.com/PaxtonCampus  to help us win $500

3)         Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 3rd.

4)         Bookmark this giving link. https://www.givechoose.org/paxtoncampus

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

6)         Donate on May 3rd.  **If you donate between the hours of 8am and 9am on May 3rd, you can help us to win additional cash prizes!

#WEAREPAXTON because…

Your donation on May 3rd 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.

Workshop on Providing Meaningful Experiences in Community Settings – April 29

REGISTER HERE

How to Effectively Provide Meaningful Experiences for Individuals

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:   Professionals who work with people with disabilities

WHEN:   Friday, April 29;  10am-12pm

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

Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

FACILITATOR: 

Kendra McDonald, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at The Aurora School on Paxton Campus in Leesburg, VA.

 

DETAILS:   Individuals with disabilities  in our community want to participate in activities that enhance their education and promote community involvement.  Providers of these activities often face barrier behaviors that may prevent meaningful experiences.  This workshop will focus on teaching providers on how to work with individuals with challenging behaviors so that all individuals in our community can enjoy interacting with providers and participate in therapeutic and social activities within their community.

 

Food for Thought – Improving Mealtime Routines: March 9th 3:45pm-4:45pm

Workshop 03.09.16 Food For Thought

 

Open Door Learning Center presents

“Food for Thought”:

 Increasing food selectivity and improving mealtime routines

TOPIC:             Do you have a “picky eater”?  Does sitting at the dinner table always seem to be a challenge?  Increase appropriate behaviors during mealtime routines and combat food selectivity with strategies that’ll give you “food for thought”.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2016
3:45-4:45pm

 WHERE: Davis Cottage on Paxton Campus
601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA  20176

**CHILDCARE PROVIDED WITH RSVP**

RSVP: Christine Favréaux
cfavreaux@paxtoncampus.org
703.777.6010

Presenter:  Megan Allman, BCaBA, LABA – Team Lead @ ODLC

Megan Allman has been working with kids and young adults with developmental disabilities for the past eight years.  Ms. Megan completed her BCaBA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology and became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in January of 2013.  She joined the Paxton Campus in February 2015 and has been the Team Lead at ODLC since the beginning of the school year.  Ms. Megan enjoys working in the field she loves and is excited to share these workshop techniques using the principles off Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

 

Music Therapy for Adults: Wednesdays and Fridays

Music Therapy for Adults 2016

WHAT: Music Therapy for Adults

WHO: Adults

WHEN:

Adult Intermediate Learners:
Wednesdays: 10am-11am

Adult Beginner Learners:
Fridays: 10am-11am

COST: FREE for members of The Arc of Loudoun (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT BECOMING A MEMBER)

$10/per participant per week for non-members of The Arc of Loudoun

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

SIGN UP: Call Tammy (703) 777-1939 x207 or email her tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org

IEP Roundtable – Thursday, January 21; 1pm-3pm

REGISTER HERE

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This roundtable is facilitated by  Melissa Heifetz, Director of Advocacy on Paxton Campus, and Tia Marsili educational consultant and mother to two children with special needs, sponsored by the the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia.

Roundtable is FREE for Members of The Arc of Loudoun, *For information on becoming a member, CLICK HERE. and for members of the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV).

$10 for Non-Members, registration require.

REGISTER HERE

This is your opportunity to:

  • Learn: Prioritize questions regarding your child’s education and IEP & get answers
  • Network: Meet others with similar issues
  • Grow: Become a more powerful advocate for your child

IEP Roundtable

REGISTER HERE

 

Paxton Campus’ Holiday Party – COSMIC BOWLING on Dec 13!

 

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Let the good times roll! You are invited to Paxton’s Holiday Party at Village Lanes Bowling Alley in Leesburg!

Thank you for being such a wonderful part of Paxton’s year. We want to celebrate the holidays with ALL OF OUR FRIENDS.  Please join us!

  • Free Cosmic Bowling!
  • Dinner will be catered!
  • Drink Tickets for FREE Beer or non-alcoholic drink!
  • Oldies Music
  • and Socializing!

This year’s theme is 1950s Bowling Party, but dress code is UP TO YOU!  Come as you love!

This celebration is for Friends 18 years and older.

Click here to RSVP

 

Giving Tuesday, December 1st

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#WEAREPAXTON on #GivingTuesday

On Tuesday, December 1st, Paxton Campus is celebrating Giving Tuesday.

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

1) Take a “selfie” and tell us why YOU give to Paxton “I (or We) give to Paxton because …”  with #WeArePaxton and #GivingTuesday – Download sign here

and/or

2) Make a donation to Paxton Campus online here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/paxtoncampus/

I give to Paxton because ... #Giving Tuesday #WeArePaxton

I give to Paxton because … I am honored to be a part of this “family” and share in their voice

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We give to Paxton because… our daughter has blossomed here and loves her Paxton “family”.

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I give to Paxton because… I am thankful I have a job at Paxton.

SPONSORS

Paxton Campus has partnered with local businesses to help raise funds for programs and to help raise awareness about what we do. Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Reston Limo

Birds of a Feather

Empower Me Fitness

Blossom and Bloom

Pittsburgh Ricks

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#WEAREPAXTON because…

Your donation on Giving Tuesday, December 1st 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.

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#GivingTuesday #WeArePaxton

Holiday Giving Program: Help make this season special for EVERYONE

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At Paxton Campus, we want everyone to have opportunities to live “A Life Like Yours”.

During the holiday season people in group homes and our families who need our support also need to be remembered and celebrated! 

Elves! We need your help to make the holidays special for them too!

What we need: Civic Groups, Families and Individuals willing to make this season special for a group home and/or family in need by providing items off of their “Wish List”.

Please contact Tammy Goddard if you are interested in participating tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org or 703.777.1939, ext 207

Thank you for your support!

 

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Paxton Holiday Giving 2014-  The 2014 Holiday Season was Paxton’s first year to organize this wonderful giving program. We had more than 20 civic groups, families and individuals willing to be “Elves” and help us make the holiday season special for EVERYONE. We had 17 group homes, clients and families who were in need to feel extra special over the holidays and they gave us their “Wish Lists” and we tried to give them those gifts.

Here are some pictures from last Holiday Season!

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“It’s Not Magic!”: Using Effective Behavioral Strategies to Improve your Pre-K/K Behavior -Nov 9

Workshop 11.09.15 encore presentation

 

TOPIC:             Learn the “A-B-C’s” of your child behaviors.  This workshop provides simple TRICKS to EXPOSING the magic behind conquering tantrums, non-compliance, bedtime issues, manners and more.  This workshop will REVEAL effective behavioral strategies that can help behavior problems (almost) DISAPPEAR at school and at home!!

 

WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2015
3:45-4:45pm

 

WHERE: Davis Cottage on Paxton Campus
601 Catoctin Circle, NE
Leesburg, VA  20176

 

RSVP: Christine Favréaux
cfavreaux@paxtoncampus.org
703.777.6010

Presenter:  Kendra McDonald, MA, BCBA
Kendra began her career in behavior analysis after her son was diagnosed with autism in 2002. Following the successful implementation of his home program, she worked as an in-home ABA therapist for other families affected with autism. Kendra has been with The Aurora School since 2009.  She completed her behavior analysis coursework at UMASS Lowell and she has a Master’s Degree in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She secured her BCBA in June 2014. Kendra emphasizes the principles and teaching procedures of verbal behavior across all teaching opportunities including communication, social skills, and academics.

 

Holiday Sip & Shop – Nov 21st; 12pm to 3pm

HOLIDAY SIP & SHOP

Please join us for an afternoon of fun and get your holiday shopping done,
all while helping local vendors and supporting the ODLC program!

 Sip and Shop 2015

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21st

12PM-3PM

 

Open Door Learning Center

601 Catoctin Circle, NE – Leesburg

There will be

Unique Products & Crafts, Yummy Wine & Appetizers,

and Fabulous Raffle Prizes!
Direct Sale Items and/or Handmade Goods – Jewelry, Bags, Nail Products, Food Items, Home Décor, Personalized Gifts, Candles, and much more!

 

Public Safety: Law Enforcement & People with Disabilities – Canceled

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Public Safety: Law Enforcement and People with Disabilities

Tuesday, October 6,  6pm-7:30pm

Scott Campbell will present on Public Safety Considerations: Guidance for Parents and Caregivers

•Public Safety Risks;
•Common Reasons for First Responders;
•Proactive Community Involvement;
•Safety Items;
•And more.

Questions?  Email Melissa Heifetz at: mheifetz@paxtoncampus.org

LOCATION:

ALLY Advocacy Center on Paxton Campus

601 Catoctin Circle, NE

Leesburg, VA 20176

 

Music Therapy by A Place To Be, starting in September!

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WHAT: Music Therapy – individual sessions

WHO: For Ages 6-20

WHEN: 30 minute and 50 minute sessions available. Call (540) 687-6740 or visit www.aplacetobeva.org to check dates and times

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

SIGN UP: Call (540) 687-6740 or visit www.aplacetobeva.org to check dates and times

Check out A Place to Be‘s website or call 540 687 6740 for more information!

IFSP Grant Applications- September 15th

If you have a family member on the ID Urgent or Non-Urgent or DD Medicaid waiver wait list, it is time to apply for the $1,000 Individual and Family Support Program (IFSP) grant.

MUST BE POSTMARKED FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH. 

Click here for Directions on How to Fill out Your Application
Click here for the Application 

 

Changes from last year:

1. There is only ONE funding period for FY2016; all money will be distributed during this round.

2. To assist more individuals, the maximum amount of funds per person will be $1000 for the entire year.

 

Guidelines: 

1. Applications must be postmarked on September 15, 2015
(applications posted before September 15th will not be eligible for funding)

2. Applications from any previous funding periods will not be accepted.

3. Applications faxed to the IFSP office or dropped off at the DBHDS building also will NOT be eligible for funding.

4. If individuals/families have not turned in all receipts from any previous IFSP Funding Period, they will NOT be eligible for funding

5.PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS, The Individual and Family Support Program CANNOT ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF ANY APPLICATIONS.
Individuals and families may contact the IFSP program regarding the status of applications beginning December 15, 2015.

 

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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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Read the article in the Leesburg Today 

Adult Football Dance- Friday, September 11th; 6-8:30pm

Football Season is here! Let’s celebrate with a DANCE!

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Wear your favorite team’s jersey and join us and have a great time with light refreshments, dancing, great music and social opportunities!

WHAT: Adult Football Dance

WHO: Adults 18+

WHEN: Friday, September 11th  from 6 pm to 8:30 pm

COST: FREE!

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

 

 

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

Bluemont Concert Series- July 5th

Paxton Campus is the non-profit partner at this Sunday’s Bluemont Concert Series! We will be selling refreshments.

Come by and see us!

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When: Sunday, July 5th- 7pm
Where: Courthouse Building in Downtown Leesburg
What:Music and refreshments

Check out the band:

Preschool Graduation and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Open Door Learning Center’s New Accessible Playground

 

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Preschool Graduation and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Open Door Learning Center’s New Accessible Playground

 

Friday, June 12, 2015; From 1pm to 2pm

 

Open Door Learning Center

On Paxton Campus

601 Catoctin Circle NE

Leesburg, Virginia

 

 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 9th

To Christine Favreaux at

CFavreaux@paxtoncampus.org

or 703.777.6010

 

 

PRESS RELEASE BELOW

OPEN DOOR LEARNING CENTER ON PAXTON CAMPUS OPENS AN ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND

 

Leesburg, Virginia – May 21, 2015 – On Friday, June 12, at 1:30pm, Open Door Learning Center (ODLC) will officially open its accessible playground during the preschool graduation program. ODLC is an accredited inclusive school for students, ages 2 to 7 years, with and without disabilities.

The accessible and inclusive playground was designed for children with and without developmental disabilities. The equipment was specifically chosen to incorporate different kinds of sensory movements: spinning, rocking, swinging, which are both calming and stimulating activities for children with developmental disabilities.

“What an exciting way to celebrate ODLC’s 5 year anniversary, by opening a playground designed to stimulate children’s imaginations, and create opportunities for children to develop social, physical and sensory skills while playing and exercising,” said Christine Favréaux, ODLC’s Administrative Director, “This playground exemplifies ODLC’s philosophy that children of all abilities benefit from being able to play and interact together, in an inclusive environment.”

ODLC’s new playground was funded by many generous donors, including the parents of ODLC students past and present, The Nicholas Blanco Foundation, and The Meil Family Foundation, in addition to many supporters from the greater community.

There to help celebrate the grand opening of the playground will be Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, who will be cutting the ribbon alongside the students, staff and teachers of ODLC.

ODLC is located in Leesburg, Virginia, on the historic Paxton Campus. In 1922, Rachel Paxton had a vision to turn her home and property into a safe and welcoming environment for underprivileged children and families. In 1967, a group of parents whose children had special needs formed The Arc of Loudoun, a non-profit to start a school for their children when no one else would. In 2010, those two visions combined when The Arc of Loudoun moved to the Paxton Campus. Since then, the Campus has grown into a full-service organization to provide an integrated and innovative learning environment for all ages and abilities. Programs include Open Door Learning Center, The Aurora School,  STEP Up vocational training program for adults, and ALLY (“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.

For more information, visit www.paxtoncampus.org or contact Rachel Roseberry, Communications Coordinator of Paxton Campus, at rroseberry@paxtoncampus.org or by phone at 703.777.1939.
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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.

Sibshops

CLICK HERE to download an application

We are looking for more siblings, ages 8-12 years!

To check for the next dates, please contact Tammy Goddard tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org or 703.777.1939 ext 207

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Email Tammy Goddard tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org with any questions!

Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in-between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another — if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities.

$10/participant per session

PURPOSE:      A fun and safe space for children with siblings with special needs to meet other children in the same situation, who can share their experiences and feelings, discuss their joys and challenges.  FUN, FOOD and FRIENDS!

COST:             $10 participant per session

APPLICATION:    CLICK HERE

QUESTIONS:    Email Tammy Goddard tgoddard@paxtoncampus.org

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

For children ages 8-12 years old who have a sibling with a special need.  This is not a therapy group but a fun and safe space for children with siblings with special needs to meet other children in the same situation, who can share their experiences and feelings, discuss their joys and challenges.  FUN, FOOD and FRIENDS!

CLICK HERE to download an application

Painting with a Purpose for ODLC on Sunday, Dec 14

 

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Open Door Learning Center – PWAP – Open to Public

Sunday, December 14
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Painting with a Twist Ashburn, VA
43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 182
Ashburn, VA 20148

Please visit the event page for studio directions, contact information, and more!

 

About this class

2 hour painting class, 1 hour party

50% of the proceeds from this event will go to the Open Door Learning Center for their Playground Campaign. For more information go to: www.paxtoncampus.org/open-door/playground

Arrive 10-15 min early to get ready to paint! If you desire more time to unwind, visit with friends & breathe before we get twisted, we invite you to arrive up to 30 min prior to start time- it’s your Happy Half Hour!

We provide cups, plates, napkins. We do NOT provide ice or eating or serving utensils, so bring them with you.

LOCATION: 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Suite 182, Ashburn, VA 20148. We are near Safeway, Bonefish Grill, and Mali Thai Restaurants. The Plaza is located right off Claiborne Parkway near the Greenway Toll.

Open Air Artist Market – Fridays: August 1, 8, 15; 12pm-3pm

 

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Paxton Campus presents Friday Open Air Artist Market!  Our STEP Up team will be selling products made by local artists and benefiting the STEP UP team!

FRIDAY OPEN AIR ARTIST MARKET

Fridays: August 1, 8, 15  >>>  12pm-3pm

HANDMADE ARTS & CRAFTS, JEWELRY, STATIONERY & MORE!

THE STEP UP TEAM WILL BE SELLING THE MARKET ITEMS, ALONG WITH ICE CREAM AND POPCORN.

PORTIONS OF ALL SALES GO TO THE STEP UP PROGRAM.

This is a great initiative started by the STEP Up team and the artistic folks on Paxton Campus who have beautiful pieces of art, crafts, jewelry, stationery and more to sell!

We hope you will join us.

Ice Cream now at Paxton Attraction: Mon, Wed and Fri: 1pm-2:30pm

Ice Cream You Scream We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Now at Paxton Attraction!

(Open M, W, F from 1-2:30 for Ice Cream)

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Paxton Attraction ICE CREAM Suggested Price List:

Drumsticks (Plain or with Nuts) $1.00/each

Mini Swirls Caramel         .50/each

Pop-Ice Freezy Pops       .50/each

Good Humor Bars (Toasted Almond, Chocolate Éclair, Strawberry Shortcake)      $1.00/each

Magnum Mini’s                                $1.00/each

Magnum Full Sized (Gold and Caramel)  $2.00/each

Drumsticks Lil’ Drums     .50/each

Klondike Bars     $1.00/each

Firecracker Popsicles      $1.00/each

Run for Independence, 8K Race

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WHEN: June 28, 2014, 7:15 am

WHERE: The race starts and finishes at the Paxton Campus: 601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg, VA  20176. It is a USATF certified measured course.

RUN FOR A CAUSE: The Run for Independence 8k benefits the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, which works with and advocates for children and adults with disabilities.

POST-RACE BREAKFAST AND FUN: The race will feature festive post race activities including music, food, and awards.  An awesome breakfast will be provided by Eggspectation, including a delicious yogurt and fruit bar and hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, potatoes.

PARKING: There is ample parking at the race site.

TIMING: This race will be timed by Commonwealth Race Management and will be electronically timed using the ChronoTrack B disposable tag system. Full results will be posted following the race onwww.prraces.com and the =PR= Race Series Facebook page.

KIDS FUN RUN: There will be a free kids 100 yard dash starting at approximately 8:15am! All kids are welcome to join in on the fun!.

AWARDS: There will be awards to the top 3 overall male and female finishers.  There will also be awards to the top 3 male and female finishers in the following age groups:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75 & over.

There will also be awards for the top 3 teams! Runners can have an unlimited number of members on a team with 4 scoring  with at least one female/one male.

NOTE:  All team registrants must be pre registered.  There will be no additions to teams allowed after on line registration closes.

** Please note, race t-shirts may be limited for late and race day registrants

Autism and the DSM-5. Friday, May 23rd, 10am-12:30pm

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Autism and the DSM V
Friday, May 23rd from 10am to 12:30pm.

Registration starts at 9:30am

Light Refreshments Provided

Workshop Location:
The Aurora School
601 Catoctin Circle NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Registration ends May 21, 2014
Cost: $40 for workshop

*Space Limited.

Workshop Description:
This workshop will provide an introduction to the DSM-5 diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and a review of the data regarding the impact of the changes in the diagnostic criteria for autism. The session will also include a description of the new diagnosis of Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder and will explore how the condition relates to ASD and to previous descriptions in the literature of pragmatic language impairment. Lastly, this session will include how changes in the diagnostic criteria impact recommendations for family members and service providers.

About the Presenter:
Donald Oswald is the Director of Diagnostics and Research at Commonwealth Autism Service. Dr. Oswald is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with people with autism spectrum disorders. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology in 1989 from Virginia Tech and completed a clinical internship at the Yale Child Study Center. Dr. Oswald has been active in teaching and research related to the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. For the past 20 years, he was on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Common-wealth. While there, Dr. Oswald collaborated with Commonwealth Autism staff in creating the Transdisciplinary Assessment Clinic to provide diagnostic assessment services to young children and their families. Dr. Oswald is an Independent Trainer for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised and has provided training workshops on these instruments throughout the state of Virginia.

Ringing in Hope – Run to Support Paxton Campus

Join us in supporting Paxton Campus by running a 10K or 5K for RINGING IN HOPE on September 14, 2013.

Register today at www.ringinginhope.com

The early bird deadline for Saturday, September 14th’s Ringing In Hope: For the Sake of the Children is coming up on August 1st! Register by August 1st for the event taking place in South Riding and save on your race registration for the 5K & 10K races and 1K Fun Run/Walk!

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