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.

June 2012 e-Reminders


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


June 4: Bowling

June 4: Session 2 Swim Stars

June 6: Summer Camp

June 8: Nightbird Dance

June 11: Bowling Banquet

June 13: Summer Camp

June 18: Bowling

June 18: Session 3 Swim Registration Opens

June 20: Summer Camp

June 25: Bowling

June 27: Summer Camp

June 27: Belly Dance  

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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, June 8, 2012- Hawaiian Pool Party @ Westmonte

Rain or Shine! Bring swim suits/towels if you wish to swim.

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.  

Celebrating 30 years of friendship, softball and fun!


WKMG Local News has challenged our STOP participants to a game of softball, leaving the Altamonte All-Stars as victorious champions every year. On Saturday, May 12, 2012  the All-Stars won their 30th game in a row!


This game started off at Westmonte Park and eventually moved to the Miracle League in Orlando. Just a few years ago, the game was brought to Eastmonte Park where we played with home court advantage on the newly constructed adaptive Buddy Ball Field. 


This year's celebration was extra special and the photos are a great testimony of the joy and happiness shared! Visit our Facebook Page to see all the great photos!

Thank you to WKMG for their ongoing support. Food was donated by Publix, McDonalds and Blue Bell Ice-cream. Commemorative hats and shirts were provided by Dan Newlin.   


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


Remaining Session Dates:
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, June 4, 18, 25
NO BOWLING ON June 11- Bowling Banquet
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 were due by May 7, 2012 and the event is FULL.
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, June 27


First time dancers- dance free! 


Camp starts on Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Camp is just around the corner and the counselors are excited for a great summer! Thanks to all the great volunteers who stepped up to help, we are able to offer summer camp to 90 campers this year, nearly doubling last years count!!


Registered campers, please click here to download a copy of the camp schedule.  Have a great summer!


"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: 

Trips resume in Fall 2012


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. 
Resumes in Fall 2012 

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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