| Monthly Highlights |
July 2: Bowling
July 3: Red Hot & Boom
July 4: Happy 4th!
July 9: Bowling
July 9: Swim Registration Opens for Session 4
July 11: Summer Camp
July 16: Bowling
July 16: Session 4 Swim Begins
July 18: Summer Camp
July 23: Bowling
July 25: Summer Camp
July 25: Belly Dance
July 30: Bowling- Pizza Monday
|Join Our List |
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701
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
|SPECIAL NEEDS SWIM LESSONS|
Ages 3 - adult
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 or call 407-571-8814 or 8740
Remaining Session Dates:
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
Practice 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, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
Special Olympics Bowling:
Bowlers who attend AS Recreation's Monday practices are eligible for Special Olympics. To find out more and register, visit the "Sports" page at SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org or click here
. The deadline to register is Monday, July 30, 2012. Other training sites are also available.
|THANK YOU FOR A GREAT CELEBRATION
On Monday, June 11, 2012, bowlers celebrated the end of a great season with food, family, friends and TROPHIES! Over 90 bowlers received a trophy with their High Score prepared by the hard working men of the VFW. Congratulations Bowlers on a wonderful season!
Special Thank You to:
- Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc (Sponsoring the banquet)
- All Occasion Catering
- VFW Post 10147 (members refurbish trophies)
- AMF Altamonte Lanes (continued support and assistance)
- Crown Trophy Altamonte
- Mark & Bea (weekly dedication and hard work)
- Jeff Pateracki, Fran Carrozza and other Monday helpers!
- Banquet Event Volunteers
|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 25
Campers enjoyed the first month of fun
Summer Camp started in June and the campers are off to a great start! 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!!
The campers have created scrapbooks and visited the Science Center, Kee Wee Entertainment and the Bowling Alley! They have also enjoyed many special guest visits from: Mad Science, Game Truck, and a musical visit from Central Florida Community Arts.
Visit our Facebook page to check out photos of all the fun!
|OUT OF OFFICE|
Wishing Vinnie a speedy recovery
Vinnie Coon, supervisor of Special Community Services, will be out of the office until September. She will be taking time to rest and get better, but misses all the participants and sends her love!
If your participant would like to send a get well card, please mail them to our office and we will get them to her. Summer Campers have already sent a signed poster and cards.
Mail to: City of Altamonte Springs, Special Needs Recreation, 225 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701.
Dances Resume in Fall 2012
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.
NEW DANCES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on the designated reservation day.
Trips resume in Fall 2012
|THURSDAY NIGHT OUT |
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
|MONTHLY CALENDAR SPONSOR|
Thank you for your support
|WE ARE ON FACEBOOK|
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.
|ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FORMS REQUIRED|
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.
|SPECIAL COMMUNITY SERVICES' NEW OFFICE |
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.
|Special Olympics Seminole County|
|Free Sports Training and Competition
Special Olympics Seminole County offers free sports training and competition in over 12 different sports. To learn more or sign up, visit www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org or CLICK HERE to sign up to receive their monthly newsletter.