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.

March 2013 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
2013 Forms
Ballroom Dance
Nightbird Dance
Thursday Night Out
Bowling Practices
Belly Dance
Winter Camp
Spring Sprint 5K
ASPD Golf Tournament
Sparklers Cheerleading
New bus on the way
Thank you to our Sponsors
 Monthly Highlights 


Mar 2: STOP Field Trip

Mar 3: Ballroom Dance

Mar 3: Cheerleading

Mar 4: Bowling

Mar 8: Nightbird Dance

Mar 10: Ballroom Dance

Mar 10: Cheerleading

Mar 11: Bowling

Mar 13: Belly Dance

Mar 17: Ballroom Dance Showcase

Mar 17: Cheerleading

Mar 18: Bowling

Mar 21: Karaoke Night

Mar 23: Cheer Competition

Mar 25: Bowling

Mar 27: Belly Dance

Mar 28: Cooking Class Canceled

Mar 29: RSVP for STOP


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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

2013 Membership Forms are due ASAP

Click Here to Download a 2013 Membership Form

These forms are REQUIRED for participation. We update these forms annually, so that means EVERYONE needs to fill this out for 2013 if they wish to attend programs. If a participant does not turn in a form by the end of March, their status will be marked 'inactive', making them ineligible to attend events and will be removed from our quarterly mailing list.  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. It is all used to help our staff/volunteers get to know your participant and in case of an emergency.   


Spring Showcase is March 17th

Our Ballroom Dancers meet on Sundays to prepare for their big showcase on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1:30pm at Lake Brantley South Gym. Join us for a beautiful show featuring our dancers, guest performers and more! For details, click here.    


Gala at the Gallery II is March 24th

A Ballroom Dance/Fundraiser to benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. To be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 7:00 - 10:30pm at Macy's Furniture Gallery located at 820 West Town Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Open Dance, Refreshments, Special Performances by the Altamonte Ballroom Stars and music by DJ's Bobby & Judi Chapman. Admission: $10 Info: 407-614-3472 twelvedancer@aol.com .

Click Here for Flier.


Friday, March 8, 2013 - Luck of the Irish

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. Other items in need: markers, glue sticks, scissors, coloring books, etc.

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2012-2013 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
rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on the designated reservation day.


Next Trip(s): 

Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 8am-4pm
Strawberry Festival in Plant City
(Drop off & pick up at Westmonte Park
RSVP on Friday, February 22, 2013 -TRIP FULL


Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9am-4pm
Trip Location TBA in next e-newsletter
RSVP on Friday, March 29, 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:    March 21        Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie

4th Thursday:     March 28       Canceled Holy Thursday        

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, March 4, 11, 18, 25
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.  


Next practice is Wednesday, March 13 & 27, 2013

 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. 


Thank you campers, counselors, and supporters!  
Camp is offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in January/February at Eastmonte Recreation Center. During the month of February our 50 Winter Campers enjoyed a visit from Ms. Wheelchair Florida, Circle H Horse Ranch, Central Florida Community Arts and USA Dance. Campers visited the Orange County History Center, Aloma Cinema Grill, US Space Museum and the Casselberry Library. The last day of camp was spent enjoying a tasty lunch donated by Olive Garden, Ice-cream donated by Bea Michalski, and putting on an amazing talent show for their fellow campers and family members. 


To see photos of all the fun, visit our Facebook Page and click photos. You can also catch video clips of our Talent Show by clicking here!


Upcoming Day Camps

 2013 Summer Camp 

Volunteer Registration: April 1-19, 2013

Camper Registration: May 6-10, 2013 (or until filled)

1st day of camp: Wednesday, June 5, 2013


2013 Christmas Craft Camp

Volunteer Registration: November 1-18, 2013

Camper Registration: November 25-29 (or until filled)

Days of camp: Thursday, December 17 and 19


2014 Winter Camp

Volunteer Registration: November 4-22, 2013

Registration: December 2-6, 203 (or until filled)

1st day of camp: Wednesday, January 8, 2014


To benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled

Run, walk or sprint in the Annual Spring Sprint 5K Walk/Run on April 20 at Cranes Roost Park.

The race includes competitive runners, walkers, teens and families of all skill levels. This popular 3.1 mile race takes off at 7:30a.m. from Uptown Altamonte's tower plaza. Participants follow a multi-terrain, double loop course around the European style plaza, boardwalks and cobblestone-style pathways.


Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit two local non-profit organizations. The Altamonte Springs Advisory Board for the Disabled, which enhances programs for people with disabilities and special population social activities. And the Altamonte Christian School, in support of the school's community outreach program for children.


So grab your sneakers and meet us at Cranes Roost for the Spring Sprint 5K on Saturday, April 20! For details, visit: http://asrecreation.org/5KRace.php 


Golf Tournament swings in $3,000 for the Advisory Board for the Disabled

 Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors who took part in Altamonte Springs Police Department's annual golf tournament on Friday, February 22, 2013. Golfers enjoyed a great day of golf and many wonderful prizes! ASPD will be presenting the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc with a check for $3,000 from this event which will help fund many of our fantastic recreation programs, like STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances and the new recreation bus to come! Thank you Altamonte Springs Police Department!



Thank you to our Season 8 Sponsors 
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of more than 60 male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. Together the group has attended numerous community events and over 6 cheerleading competitions. They are run by the support of the City of  Altamonte Springs , volunteer coaches, and generous donors. Athletes are currently preparing for their two competitions for the season- March 23 at the Orange County Convention Center and April 13-14 in Jacksonville.


Thank you to all the sponsors who helped us meet our financial goal for this year.


Halliday Products    
Adriana, Coach Jay and Kenney Family  
Dye & Barry Family   
Merrell Family   
Platinum Cheer Gear    

4Rivers Smokehouse   
Bredahl Family   
Roszak Family    

Byrnes Family   
Carter Family   
Chris, Damian, Mary & Dacia   
Consumer Advocates, LLC   
Davis Bakery   
Francisco & Ena Rivas   
Gochenour / G.R.L. Inc.   
In Memory of Nathan Sheldon   
Rapid Programs, Inc.    
Schlier Family   
Wittick Family    

Annamarie Nieves & Family   
Funaro Family   
Joanne Counelis   
Megz VanLoon   
Samantha Diaz   
Seaver Family   


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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