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.

January 2013 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
2013 Forms
Programs to Resume in 2013
Bowling Practices
Ballroom Dance
Ballroom Dance
Thursday Night Out
Winter Camp
New bus on the way
Thank you to our Sponsors
 Monthly Highlights 


Jan 7: Bowling

Jan 7: Ballroom and Belly Dance Registration Open

Jan 9: Winter Camp

Jan 11: Nightbird Dance

Jan 11: RSVP for STOP Field Trip

Jan 14: Bowling

Jan 16: Winter Camp

Jan 17: Karaoke Night

Jan 19: STOP Field Trip


Jan 23: Winter Camp

Jan 23: Belly Dance

Jan 24: Cooking Class

Jan 25: RSVP for STOP Field Trip

Jan 27: Ballroom Dance Begins

Jan 28: Bowling

Jan 30: Winter Camp


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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
Welcoming a New Year with New Forms!

Updated forms, newsletters and calendars

The following files were handed out at the Holiday Gala and are available by mail or at any following event. Or click and print out your copy today!


2013 Membership Form

These forms are REQUIRED for participation. We update them annually, so that means EVERYONE needs to fill this out for 2013 if they wish to attend programs. Pick up a form at any of our events, print one out, or request it by mail. Please complete all the information requested on the form.


2013 Winter/Spring Newsletter

Check out what is happening the first quarter of the year. Newsletters will be available at any event, mailed out to registered participants (who didn't attend the Holiday Gala), or just print one out.


2013 Activities Calendar 

See what fun 2013 has in store for you! Pick up a calendar at any of our events, print one out, or request it by mail. 


2013 Winter/Spring Volunteer Opportunities

We could use some cheerful and energetic volunteers to help with all the programs next year. Look over the list of opportunities and get involved in a worthwhile cause!

Volunteers Needed

Do you have a few hours to spare?

Below is a list of a few immediate needs. We can be flexible with your availability. Contact us for details.

  • Substitute Camp Counselor: (1-2 needed)
    Wednesday, January 9 from 8:45am-4:00pm
  • Substitute Camp Counselor: (1-2 needed)
    Wednesday, February 20 from 8:45pm-4:00pm
  • Weekly Camp Counselor: (2-3 needed... will allow us to accommodate waitlist)
    Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27 from 8:45pm-4:00pm  

For a list of other opportunities this winter and spring, please click the following link: 2013 Winter/Spring Volunteer Opportunities 


Friday, January 11, 2013 - New Years Bash 

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).



*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, January 7, 14, 28
NO BOWLING January 21 (MLK Day)
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.  


Registration Begins January 7

 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. Wear comfortable clothes or belly dance clothing. Coin belts are recommended and are available. Bring water. Cost:$15/season. Financial Assistance Available. Family members/guests dance free.

First practice: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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


Spring Registration Begins January 7

We invite current and new dancers to sign up for our Ballroom Dance workshop, scheduled to start on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Registration opens on Monday, January 7 until the 11th (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. 


"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: 

Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 9am-4pm
"Day at Camp" at Camp Thunderbird, Apopka
RSVP on Friday, January 11, 2013   


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. 



3rd Thursday:    January 17        Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie

4th Thursday:    January 24        Cooking Class with Ranger Mike


Camp is Full... Have a great time! 
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! 


Camper Registration is FULL, Waitlist available
1st day of camp: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Camp Schedule will be emailed to registered families soon. 



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


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