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.

November 2012 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Nightbird Dance
Ballroom Dance
Bowling Practices
Thursday Night Out
Holiday Light Ride
Christmas Craft Camp
Winter Camp
Holiday Gala
New bus on the way
Thank you to our Sponsors
Membership Forms and Schedules
 Monthly Highlights 


Nov 3: No STOP- Rescheduled

Nov 4: Ballroom Dance

Nov 4: Cheerleading

Nov 4: Bowling

Nov 9: Nightbird Dance

Nov 10: STOP Trip

Nov 11: Ballroom Dance

Nov 11: Cheerleading

Nov 12: Bowling

Nov 15: Karaoke Night

Nov 18: Ballroom Dance Showcase

Nov 18: Cheerleading

Nov 19: Bowling

Nov 22: Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26: Holiday Gala RSVP deadline

Nov 26: Registration Opens for Holiday Light Ride and Christmas Craft Camp

Nov 26: Bowling- Pizza Monday


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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

"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, November 10, 2012 from 9am-4pm

Location: Access-Life Expo Ocoee (Boating, Fishing, Archery, Crafts & more) 
RSVP Date: Friday, October 26, 2012  (5 spots still available, 2 volunteers needed)

*TRIP DATE CHANGED. Nov 10 is an update to the date posted in calendar.




Friday, November 9, 2012 - Pilgrims & Indians
(And Celebrating Vinnie Coon's retirement) 

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.  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).


And this month we will be wishing Vinnie Coon a great retirement at the dance!



*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.  




Sunday, November 18, 2012 

Join us as more than 30 dancers with special needs and their partners showcase their new beautiful talents. After only 8 weeks of training, the dancers are ready to perform different dance styles with grace, poise, and energy! 


Sunday, November 18, 2012

From 1:30-2:45pm
FREE with donations accepted
Lake Brantley South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road

Featuring our special dancers, volunteer partners and professional exhibitionists. Gymnasium is located ACROSS the street from LBHS. Enter into Forest City Elementary (2nd Street Light). Park by the bus loop & follow side walk to the back gymnasium on the right of the school.

Click Here for Flier

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, November 5, 12, 19, 26
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. 



November 15: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie                

November 22: Cooking Class - Canceled - Happy Thanksgiving


Register November 26-30 
We will take the bus/van to drive by local houses with beautiful light displays & Cranes Roost Park. Meet at Eastmonte Park from 6pm-8:30pm. Space is limited. Financial Assistance Available

Trips: Tuesday, December 11 or Thursday, December 13
Cost: Cost: $1.00 with Cookies & Hot Cocoa provided.
Registration: RSVP between Nov 26-30 for one of the trips by emailing/calling: rrel-khoury@altamonte.org or 407-571-8814. Please make note of which date you wish to attend.  


Register November 26-30 
Join us as we create holiday themed crafts, presents, cookies, sing carols, and more. Located at Eastmonte Park from 1:30pm-5:30pm. (Campers have the option to stay at camp until the Holiday light ride at 6pm on one of the days) Space is limited. Financial Asst. Available


Tuesday, December 11 and
Thursday, December 13 from 1:30-5:30pm
Cost: $10.00 with pizza dinner provided.


Camper Registration: 

Campers can register between Nov 26-30 by visiting www.ASRecreation.org and click "Register Online" . Click Here for Flier   


Volunteer Registration:

Volunteers are asked to register between November 5-21, 2012. The number of volunteers recruited will determine the number of campers we can accomodate. For more information -click here.


Volunteers Needed. Camper Registration Opens Dec. 3, 2012 
 Camp is offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in January/February at Eastmonte Recreation Center. The camp include the following activities: crafts, field trips, guest speakers, bingo, and much more! Bring your own lunch and we provide the rest! The cost is $50.00 per session per camper.


Camper Registration: December 3-7, 2012 (or until filled)
1st day of camp: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Registration Form - Click Here


Volunteer Registration:November 5-30, 2012. The number of volunteers recruited will determine the number of campers we can accomodate. For more information - Click here.  


Invitations have been mailed, RSVP by November 26 
Our Annual Holiday Gala is a special holiday celebration for our current and active participants to be held on Friday, December 7, 2012. Please keep an eye out for your invitation in the mail and return your RSVP Card by Monday, November 26, 2012. 


Donations welcome 

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! Our programs use the bus over 20 times in one year, so investing in a bus of our own is important. 


If you are willing or able to contribute to this expense, please mail your Tax Deductable Donations to:

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


Thank you for your consideration and support!


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.