SP- Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation

 The City of Altamonte Springs - Special Community Services and the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. provide social and recreational activities at a minimal cost to the mentally and physically challenged population, ages 13 and up in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities.

May 2012 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Nightbird Dance
STOP Trips
Summer Camp
Swim Lessons
Belly Dance
Thursday Night Out
Out of Office Notice
Nightbird Dance
Thank you to our Sponsors
2012 Medicals, Newsletters, Calendars
 Monthly Highlights 


May 4: RSVP for STOP

May 7: Summer Camp Registration Open

May 7: Swim Registration S1 Open

May 7: Bowling RSVP Due

May 7: Bowling

May 9: Belly Dance

May 11: Nightbird Dance

May 12: STOP Trip

May 14: Bowling

May 14: S1 Swimming Starts

May 17: Karaoke Night

May 21: Bowling

May 23: Belly Dance

May 24: Cooking Class

May 29: Swim S2 Registration Open


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Contact Information
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
F: 407-571-8809


Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Lake Brantley South
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

Friday, May 11, 2012 - Fiesta!

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest. Dances are usually held at Eastmonte Park, excluding our June pool party which is held at Westmonte Park. Update: Only drinks and light snacks will be served.

Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).


*Please bring a canned good to support the Advisory Board's food pantry... Assisting over 80 people per month who are in need.  

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.  

"Saturday Time Out for Parents"

STOP Trips take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips.
To Sign Up: 
You must RSVP on the designated day a week prior to the trip by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Only one message is required. Space is limited. Please send your reservation to only: 407-571-8814 or
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on the designated reservation day.   


Next Trip: 

30th Annual WKMG Local 6 Softball Game

Trip Date: May 12 from 10am-4pm

Opening Pitch: 11am   Lunch/Awards: 12pm

RSVP on May 4 if you wish to play

Spectators welcome with no reservation


Registration Opens Monday, May 7, 2012


Summer Camp registration will begin on Monday, May 7, 2012. Camp fills up very quick, so please make sure you follow the registration steps below.   



  1. Reserve your spot beginning on May 7, 2012
    Reservation to only:  407-571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org 
  2. Submit Camp Registration Form & Payment (click here)
    Within a week of reservation via email, fax or mail
  3. Skip steps 1 & 2 and register online at:
    www.AltamonteSports.org (click 'Register Online')
  4. Submit 2012 Participant Membership Form (click here)
    Within a week of reservation via email, fax or mail



Camp Dates:  Wednesday June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1
Location: Eastmonte Park Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
Time: Wednesdays, 9am-4pm
Please click here to learn more about this summer's session.



Volunteer Counselors are needed in order to host our Summer Camp on Wednesdays this summer. This large and growing program relies on the support of our volunteers to adequately staff camp.


Our greatest need is in the month of June. Would you be willing to help us one day a week? Please click here to learn more. Sign up before May 4. 



Ages 3 and up

We now offer swim lessons geared toward individuals with special needs ages 3 and up. Sessions are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering (8) 15-minute classes with 1:1 instruction (1 swimmer to 1 instructor). Classes are held M-Th in a time slot between 6pm-6:45pm.  Cost:$40/session for residents and $55/session for non-residents. Financial assistance available. 


Click here for more details. Register Online at www.ASRecreation.org


Session Dates:
Session 1: May 14 - May 24            Registration opens: May 7 at 9:00am
Session 2: June 4 - June 14            Registration opens: May 29 at 9:00am

Session 3: June 25 - July 5             Registration opens: June 18 at 9:00am
Session 4: July 16 - July 26            Registration opens: July 9 at 9:00am
Session 5: August 13 - August 23  Registration opens: August 6 at 9:00am


Every Monday Excluding Holidays 
SP-BowlingPractice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes  from 3-5pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.
This months dates:
Monday, May 7, 14, 21
NO BOWLING ON MAY 28- Memorial Day
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.

Bowling Banquet:
Please click here for information on the Bowling Banquet. RSVPS are due by May 7, 2012.
New Bowling League on the other side of town
The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club now offer bowling on Saturday afternoons in Oviedo. Please click here for 2011-2012 schedule.
Fun, Exercise, and Performance Opportunities

Our Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Eastmonte Park to exercise & prepare for performances from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost:$15/season. Financial Assistance Available. Family members/guests dance free.



Practice: Wednesday, May 9 and 23
First time dancers- dance free! 


Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments.  

*Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking class. 
Thursday, May 17 - Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Thursday, May 24 - Ranger Mike will cook for you!
Nin will be out of the country on Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 31, 2012. She will be taking time to visit her family in Lebanon, but will miss everyone while she is gone! 
Calls/emails will be addressed upon her return, but for immediate attention, please contact the following:

Altamonte Recreation Programs
Vinnie Coon,
VCoon@altamonte.org or 407-571-8812

Fran Carrozza, FCarrozza@altamonte.org or 407-571-8813


Special Needs Swim Lessons/Registration

Debbie Hines, DHines@altamonte.org or 407-571-8761


Belly Dance Lessons

Marie Binney, mibinney@hotmail.com   


We are excited to announce a new grant!

The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. is excited to announce that we have received a Restaurant Community Grant from the Darden Foundation! We are proud that our local Darden restaurants, Olive Garden and Red Lobster, have identified us as a leader in our community and is supporting our work to run a Food Pantry to those in need. The two restaurants helped award a total of $2,000 towards our grant.


You can continue to help support the pantry by bringing a canned good to any Nighbird Dance. Together we can assist over 80 people per month who are in need.  


If your family needs food assistance, please contact Vinnie Coon to schedule an appointment, 407-571-8812.


Thank you for your support


Keep up with news, photos and more!

We have created a Facebook page for our special needs recreation programs. Find us and "like" us to see pictures, announcements and more.
Turn your form in TODAY! 
Every calendar year, we update our participant forms, previously known as Medical Release Form. This form is now called the "Annual Membership Form". This form must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Forms do not need a doctors signature and can be completed by a parent or guardian. Every participant must update this form annually.  

After completed form is received, participant will be added to quarterly mailing list and monthly e-newsletter. Then participant can begin attending events of their choice. (Select programs require reservation or additional registrations). 


Please click here to download our 2012 Membership Form.
Take a look at what is coming up in 2012

2012 Calendars were handed out at the Holiday Gala. You can also pick one up at any of our events or contact us to have one mailed to you.


Please click here to download our 2012 Event Calendar.

Same Park.. New Location
The Special Community Services' office has been moved to a new building. It is still located at Eastmonte Park, but can be found in the building to the right of the park's entrance gate. The physical address is 837 Magnolia Drive.
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Free Sports Training and Competition
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