PosAbilities Academy

PosAbilities Academy is a private school for high school students with a documented disability, focused on functional academics and vocational training.

At PosAbilities Academy, we focus on providing individualized programs for students in grades 9th through 12th with a documented disability. We provide a multi-layer approach to learning by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training, and evidence-based curriculums; all focused on preparing students for gainful employment upon graduation. PosAbilities Academy takes

Operating as usual

12/25/2021
12/15/2021

Congratulations to our founder Ms. Claudia Skinner for getting her Masters in Special Education and a Graduate Certificate in ABA.

12/10/2021

Happy Friday!! 🎉 Our students are running the pop up shop with Repurpose!!

Start your weekend off right and stop by today ! We are open 9-3:30 on weekdays!

Get some of your Holiday shopping done and surprise your loved ones with unique hand made products! 🛍

Every purchase you make helps creat job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in our local community. ♥️

Happy Friday!! 🎉

Start your weekend off right and stop by our Pop-up shop today ! We are open 9-3:30 on weekdays!

Get some of your Holiday shopping done and surprise your loved ones with unique hand made products! 🛍

Every purchase you make helps creat job opportunities for individuals with disabilities in our local community. ♥️

12/07/2021

We are live with PosAbilities Academy Interns Gracie and Grace! Our interns for RePurpose - Virginia! Come watch them promote their awesome products. We will be hosting a pop-up shop here at the school untill December 17th, weekdays from 9am to 3:30pm!! Come visit us! If you can’t make it to the shop you can visit Repurpose page to order online: https://www.facebook.com/RePurposeVA/

Thanks for your support!
Don’t forget to Follow and like/share this video! ♥️

11/27/2021

Come visit us at the One Loudoun Loco farmers market we are here selling our handmade all organic body products and holiday decor. With our interns from possibilities academy and RePurpose - Virginia. Every purchase you make helps create a job opportunity for the special needs community.

11/27/2021
11/26/2021

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends! 💛🦃

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving with family and friends! 💛🦃

11/03/2021

Congrats Jack!! 🥳

We are always celebrating all the small big things at PosAbilities!♥️

#SmallBigThings

You could say autism robbed my son Jack of the traditional opportunities to celebrate.

Honor roll.

Team captain.

Class president.

Instead, we look for the small big things.

And we hold on tight with both hands, and celebrate like crazy.

What small big thing are you celebrating today?

He looked forward to this day for months. Maybe years.

#smallbigthings

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 10/28/2021

We had a spooktacular Halloween bash today!!
👻👸🏼🧙🏽‍♀️🎃 What are you going to be for Halloween??

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 10/24/2021

Our students and RePurpose - Virginia interns made all these lovely Halloween products for a farm market event last weekend. We have home decor, throw pillows, gnomes, wooden signs, soaps and sanitizer sprays! All handmade products!

This is what we have left over! They worked hard and put a lot of love into it! We have not yet reached our sales goal yet and it would mean so much to them to be able to reach thier goal and color in that thermometer!

Every purchase you make helps create a job opportunity for someone with disabilities in your community. All proceeds go directly back into our programs.

We also have a raffle going for a Halloween gift basket! If you do not wish to purchase any items but would like to make a donation to the raffle instead for yourself or as a gift. $5 gets you two tickets and $10 gets your 5 tickets. Here is the link to donate: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

09/22/2021

We are here to help students chase their dreams. 🌟

We are here to help students chase their dreams. 🌟

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 09/20/2021

At PosAbilities, we provide several opportunities for students to practice life and career skills to prepare them for the next step. It's an honor watching them grow and seeing what they would like to pursue. ✨

09/17/2021

Thank you Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for teaching us how to train dogs and take them for walks! If you'd like to support our "Intro to Dog Careers” program with Summit Dog, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/
Any amount is appreciated! ☺️

Thank you Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC for teaching us how to train dogs and take them for walks! If you'd like to support our "Intro to Dog Careers” program with Summit Dog, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/
Any amount is appreciated! ☺️

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 09/15/2021

We sure love teaming up with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC, a local non-profit, for our “Intro to Dog Careers” program! 🐶 We are raising $5,000 to help Summit Dog fund this incredible program for our students. Will you help us meet our goal?
https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

09/11/2021

We remember all the heroes and loved ones lost. Our thoughts are with their families. ❤️

We remember all the heroes and loved ones lost. Our thoughts are with their families. ❤️

09/10/2021

We are so thankful for our partner, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🐶 With their help, we can teach students about how to care for a dog including dog walking, training, and bathing. Students also gain hands-on experiences with various dog careers, which enables them to learn what they do or do not like about a particular job.

We are so thankful for our partner, Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🐶 With their help, we can teach students about how to care for a dog including dog walking, training, and bathing. Students also gain hands-on experiences with various dog careers, which enables them to learn what they do or do not like about a particular job.

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg 09/09/2021

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg

If you missed us on Fox 5 DC this morning, you can watch one of the segments here! Thank you so much, Fox 5, for visiting and sharing our partnership with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC. 🌟
https://www.fox5dc.com/video/976240

🐶 If you'd like to support our Intro to Dog Careers program, you can donate here: https://www.summittas.com/posabilities/

FOX 5 FIELD TRIP: PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg FOX 5's Kevin McCarthy travels to Leesburg to check out PosAbilities Academy, a vocational program for individuals with disabilities.

09/08/2021

Exciting news!🤩 We’re going to be on Fox 5 DC tomorrow with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC! Watch starting at 7:48 am and stay tuned throughout the morning.
👉 Watch here tomorrow: https://www.fox5dc.com/live

Exciting news!🤩 We’re going to be on Fox 5 DC tomorrow with Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC! Watch starting at 7:48 am and stay tuned throughout the morning.
👉 Watch here tomorrow: https://www.fox5dc.com/live

09/08/2021

It's a blast helping students explore new interests and develop skills through leisure activities. At PosAbilities Academy, we learn about art, photography, music, and many more hobbies! ✨

It's a blast helping students explore new interests and develop skills through leisure activities. At PosAbilities Academy, we learn about art, photography, music, and many more hobbies! ✨

Photos from Early Intervention DT's post 09/07/2021

Photos from Early Intervention DT's post

09/06/2021

We hope you have a happy Labor Day! 🎉

We hope you have a happy Labor Day! 🎉

09/03/2021

We are thankful to have Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC as one of our incredible partners. With their help, we are able to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities including taking care of pets and exploring dog careers. 🐶

We are thankful to have Summit Therapy Animal Services, LLC as one of our incredible partners. With their help, we are able to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities including taking care of pets and exploring dog careers. 🐶

09/01/2021

PosAbilities Academy addresses not just academic goals, but also the vocational path each student chooses. We make the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis a cornerstone of our educational approach to implementing each student's Individualized Plan. ✨

Enroll today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

PosAbilities Academy addresses not just academic goals, but also the vocational path each student chooses. We make the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis a cornerstone of our educational approach to implementing each student's Individualized Plan. ✨

Enroll today! https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 08/31/2021

We had a great first day here at PosAbilities! As fun as our Summer Camp was we are so excited to start the school year!

This is our orientation week. We are focusing on school skills, class schedules and routines. Take a sneak peak at some of our updated classrooms! 🤓

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 08/30/2021

Cooking and kitchen safety are important everyday skills to learn. At PosAbilitites Academy we also discuss and learn about different jobs in the culinary arts and how they can work in the field. 🍴

08/27/2021

It's a joy exploring careers with our students! We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. 🌟

It's a joy exploring careers with our students! We take a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. 🌟

08/25/2021

We still have just a few spots left for the school year! We provide vocational training for students with disabilities who are in grades 9-12. 📚

Enroll here: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

We still have just a few spots left for the school year! We provide vocational training for students with disabilities who are in grades 9-12. 📚

Enroll here: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 08/24/2021

Last week was the final week of our Summer Program, so we focused on back-to-school readiness! 🎒 We discussed the changes from a summer schedule to a school schedule and making friends. Then we shopped for school supplies and played games to learn social behaviors.

08/20/2021

At PosAbilities Academy, we take pride in the fact that we are able to help our students explore a wide range of careers and hobbies. We get so excited about preparing them for the future and their next step. Does this sound like an exciting experience for you? We are looking for a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team!

👉 Apply today: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

At PosAbilities Academy, we take pride in the fact that we are able to help our students explore a wide range of careers and hobbies. We get so excited about preparing them for the future and their next step. Does this sound like an exciting experience for you? We are looking for a Vocational Program Instructor to join our team!

👉 Apply today: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

08/18/2021

This Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm we will be having our last Open House of the summer! If you're curious about PosAbilities Academy, come check us out! We would love to answer any questions that you may have. ☺️

This Friday from 1:30-3:30 pm we will be having our last Open House of the summer! If you're curious about PosAbilities Academy, come check us out! We would love to answer any questions that you may have. ☺️

Photos from PosAbilities Academy's post 08/16/2021

And just like that, it is the last week of our Summer Program! This week we will be focusing on back-to-school readiness. 🎒

Last week we enjoyed learning about the arts and we explored so many skills from theater to music and dance. We went on a field trip to the Franklin Park Arts Center, learned about NeuroSound, created our own movie theater, and much more! ✨

PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg offers vocational training for kids with disabilities 08/16/2021

PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg offers vocational training for kids with disabilities

Thank you Karen Graham at Loudoun Times-Mirror for this incredible article!

"The individualized program she created for high-school aged students takes a creative, multi-layer approach to learning and looks at the needs of each student by incorporating functional academic instruction, hands-on vocational training and ABA-based instruction to prepare students for gainful employment upon graduation.”

If you’re looking for a program like this, enroll at PosAbilities Academy! We only have a few more spots left for the school year.

PosAbilities Academy in Leesburg offers vocational training for kids with disabilities Two years after launching a pilot program, a vocational school focused on teaching children with intellectual disabilities in Leesburg officially celebrated its grand opening in July.

08/14/2021

Happy 18th birthday, our Grace girl! We are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring me to start PosAbilities Academy. Together we are building an incredible community and providing so many opportunities for others by focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. We wish this year brings you many blessings!
- Claudia & the team at PosAbilities Academy ❤

Happy 18th birthday, our Grace girl! We are so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring me to start PosAbilities Academy. Together we are building an incredible community and providing so many opportunities for others by focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. We wish this year brings you many blessings!
- Claudia & the team at PosAbilities Academy ❤

08/13/2021

Want to help people explore careers? We are looking to hire a Vocational Program Instructor! PosAbilities Academy takes a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. ✨

Apply to join our incredible team: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

Want to help people explore careers? We are looking to hire a Vocational Program Instructor! PosAbilities Academy takes a unique and innovative approach to teaching that helps students connect with a career of their choice focusing on the students’ abilities and not disabilities. ✨

Apply to join our incredible team: https://posabilitiesacademy.com/jobs

08/12/2021

Our Story

Katie Wilcox is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the ABA field for nearly 10 years. Katie has been a BCBA and a Virginia Licensed Behavior Analyst since 2013. Katie has worked with a variety of learners, ages 2-60, in public school, private school, in-home, and career settings. Katie is also the owner of Behavioral Momentum, LLC and RePurpose, LLC. Katie loves being an active member of the Loudoun County Community, and serves on the Loudoun County Disability Services Board. Katie is passionate about providing appropriate education to individuals with special needs, and loves working on transition and vocational skills. She is a firm believer in using evidence-based practice and making data-driven decisions

​Claudia Skinner is entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading and managing various business ventures. Claudia founded ICS Consulting Services, LLC and is a co-owner of Affordable Designer Cabinets and Natural Art Granite. Claudia is an active member of the Loudoun Special Needs community and believes in providing support and mentorship through programs within her community. She serves as a SEAC member, volunteers at Wheatland Farms Therapeutic Ridings, and is widely involve in the special needs community. Most importantly, she is the proud mother of a child with special needs and believes that every child needs to be provided with the support they need to reach their potential. Her passion to help others and love for her daughter inspired her to explore and seek programs that could be suited to support children with disabilities reach their potential.

​Claudia and Katie worked together for years, sharing a common vision of what a high school education should be. Together, they developed an innovative and unique approach with the goal of having students graduate with meaningful employment opportunities.

"Meaningful employment for students of all abilities is our goal and we are constantly driven to achieve it."

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