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.

September 2012 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Fall Newsletter & More
Ballroom Dance
Nightbird Dance
Bowling Practices
Thursday Night Out
Belly Dance
Calendar Sponsorships
Thank you to our Sponsors
2012 Medicals, Newsletters, Calendars
 Monthly Highlights 

Sept 3:  No Bowling

Sept 4:  Ballroom Registration Opens

Sept 6:  Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

Sept 8:  STOP Field Trip

Sept 10: Bowling

Sept 12: Belly Dance

Sept 14: Nightbird Dance

Sept 16: Cheer Coaches Meeting

Sept 17: Bowling

Sept 20: Karaoke Night

Sept 24: Bowling- Pizza Monday

Sept 26: Belly Dance

Sept 27: Cooking Class

Sept 28: RSVP for STOP

Sept 30: Ballroom Starts

Sept 30: Disney Drawing

Sept 30: Cheer Coaches Meeting

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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
Everything you need to plan .. just a click away! 
Fall Newsletter
Please click here to download a copy of our Fall Newsletter. This includes information about our Fall activities, registration dates, and more! This document was mailed out to active registered participants.
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
We rely on our fabulous volunteers to staff our numerous programs and events. Please click here for a list of Fall volunteer opportunities and consider getting involved!  

"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: 

Trip Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9am-4pm
Location: Ponce Inlet Marine Science Center

RSVP Date: Friday, August 31, 2012 

Registration Opens September 4 

 We invite current and new dancers to sign up for our Fall Ballroom Dance workshop, scheduled to start on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Registration opens on Tuesday, January 4 until the 14th (or filled).


Families are encouraged to register online as this will eventually become the only form of registration. Visit www.ASRecreation.org and click "Register Online"


Please click here for more information about the upcoming workshop. 




Friday, September 14, 2012 - Crazy Hat Dance

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).


*The Advisory Board's food pantry has closed. Thank you to all that contributed in the past year. We no longer need any canned food donations.

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2012-2013 schedule.  
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, September 10, 17, 24
NO BOWLING: September 3
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.  

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. 



September 20: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie                

September 27: Cooking Class  with Ranger Mike (Fun with Veggies)


Donations to programs and new bus are still welcome 

The Spaghetti Dinner scheduled for Friday, September 21 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience as we know this was a popular social event and fundraiser. Even though the event is canceled, the Advisory Board is still in need of donations to support the special needs programs, like STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances and more!


And GREAT NEWS... as many of you might know, our bus has been out of service for the past year, but we hope to have a new recreation bus in early-2013! Any donations received in lieu of the Spaghetti Dinner will also help with that expense.


Tax Deductable Donations can be mailed to:

Advisory Board for Disabled, Inc., 225 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701


Thank you for your consideration and support!


Celebrating 5 Years of Belly Dance Fun! 

Join us for a stunning show featuring: The City of Altamonte Springs Special Needs Belly Dancers- "Troupe Moumayaza". Special guests include: Orlando Belly Dance,  Shimmy Knights of UCF, and many more!


Friday, October 12, 2012 
Show time: 7-9pm
Doors open at 6:30pm 

Lucky Chance Drawing & Snacks/Drinks Available for Purchase

Cost: $2 at the door

Space is limited. Proceeds Benefit Special Needs Belly Dancers


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Cheer Camp - Athletes and Volunteer Welcome

 Join us as we learn cheer skills from local guests & dancers. Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Open to new athletes and current Sparklers ages 6 and up. Lake Brantley South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road. Gym located across from Lake Brantley High by Forest City Elem


Cost:$10, includes cheer camp T-Shirt and lunch. Space Limited, Financial Assistance Available. Volunteers Needed. Register between October 1-7.  Click Here for more information.  


Coaches Needed for Season 8
Volunteer coaches are crucial to running cheerleading practices for more than 50 special needs athletes. Volunteers help choreograph, teach, and perform dance routines for the athletes. The Sparkers Competition Season begins in October and ends in April. Volunteering only requires attending one practice a week and a few events/competitions throughout the year. The best part of all - while volunteering as a coach, you are also being a friend and role model to many! Volunteers must be ages 16 and up and community service hours are happily granted.  


Please contact us to obtain volunteer paperwork BEFORE the Coaches Training on Sunday, September 30, 2012. Sparklers Head Coach: Ranwa Nin El-khoury, 407-571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org 




Want to promote your business? Make a dedication to a lost loved one? Send a special shout out? or Boast about your special angel? 
Then sign up to sponsor our 2013 Calendar and E-newsletter by October 12, 2012. Price includes an ad in annual printed calendar (300 distributed) AND ad placement in monthly e-newsletter (over 400 electronically distributed).

Cost: $40/month or $100/ 3months. Please click here for more information  

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.
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.