Every scare counts at Shocktober!

Shocktober is an award-winning fundraiser for the nonprofit, The Arc of Loudoun..

The Arc of Loudoun is a Loudoun-based nonprofit that serves people with disabilities and their families. The Arc’s mission is to maximize the potential of children while supporting families and individuals with disabilities so that they may thrive in the community. There are multiple programs and services on campus that provide an integrated and innovative environment for children and adults with disabilities in Loudoun County and beyond.

Programs on the campus include The Aurora SchoolOpen Door Learning Center preschool; ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center; and BRAND NEW THIS YEAR Aurora Behavior Clinic and Ability Fitness 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.  Open Door Learning Center is an intentionally inclusive preschool that serves children with and without disabilities. ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center fills the unmet needs of the community by providing free information on disability rights, guidance, support, events, and workshops to families and caretakers of those with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Aurora Behavior Clinic provides individualized therapeutic options for children with autism and other related disabilities, with a specialized curriculum focused on verbal behavior and increasing social interactions. Ability Fitness Center is therapeutic fitness and wellness center for people with neurological and developmental disabilities.

The Aurora School


Open Door Learning Center

Ability Fitness Center


ALLY “A Life Like Yours” Advocacy Center

Aurora Behavior Clinic

We Scare Because We Care Mini-Grant Program

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2017 We Scare Because We Care Mini-Grant Program:

  1. All Ages Read Together
  2. Developmental Connections
  3. Embark Center for Self-Directed Education
  4. Project Horse Empowerment Center
  5. Sprout Therapeutic Riding and Education Center

Details of the 2018 grant application will be coming soon!



Awards for Volunteerism

Shocktober won Visit Loudoun’s 2015 Humanitarian Award and Loudoun Care’s 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Team Award, due to the shear amount of community who come together and volunteer for this annual event.

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All proceeds from Shocktober events go to The Arc of Loudoun , a nonprofit that helps children and adults with disabilities. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

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