| Monthly Highlights |
April 1: Bowling
April 6: STOP Field Trip
April 7: Cheerleading
April 8: Bowling
April 10: Belly Dance
April 12: Nightbird Dance
April 13: Cheer Competition
April 14: Cheer Competition
April 15: Bowling
April 18: Karaoke Night
April 20: Spring Sprint 5K
April 21: Cheerleading End of Season Banquet
April 22: NO BOWLING
April 24: Belly Dance
April 25: Cooking Class
April 26: RSVP for STOP Trip
April 29: Bowling
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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
|LAST CALL FOR 2013 FORMS |
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.
"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.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 9am-4pm
Fantasy of Flight www.fantasyofflight.com/
RSVP on Friday, March 29, 2013
Saturday, May 4 from 10am-4pm
31st Annual Softball Game- Altamonte Specials vs. Local 6 News
RSVP on Friday, April 26, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013 - Country Hoe Down
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).
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 2012-2013 schedule.
|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.
3rd Thursday: April 18 Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
4th Thursday: April 25 Cooking Class with Ranger Mike
|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, April 1, 8, 15, 29
NO BOWLING ON APRIL 22
NEW... PIZZA MONDAYS!
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
|SPRING SPRINT 5K RUN/WALK|
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
Next practice is Wednesday, April 10 & 24, 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.
|SUMMER CAMP |
Volunteers Needed. Camper Registration begins in May
Camp is offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in June/July at Eastmonte Recreation Center. The camp include the following activities: swimming, crafts, field trips, guest speakers, games, and much more! Bring your own lunch and we provide the rest! The cost is $50.00 total per camper. First day of camp is Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Volunteer Registration: April 1-19, 2013
The number of volunteers recruited will determine the number of campers we can accommodate. Please consider getting involved.
For more information - Click here.
To sign up as a volunteer - Click Here.
Camper Registration: May 6-10, 2013 (or until filled)
Camp fills up quickly, so please take some time to review the registration process. For registration information - Click Here.
|SWIM LESSONS |
Ages 3-5, 6-18, and 18 and up
Special Needs Swim Lessons are 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 for two weeks in a time slot between 6pm-6:45pm. Select your time slot when registering. Cost: $40/session for residents and $55/session for non-residents. Financial Assistance Available. Space is Limited.
2013 Session Dates will be announced in the next e-newsletter.
Free tickets available to participants
The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. has a limited amount of tickets available for the Bahia Shriners Circus at UCF on Saturday April 27 and Sunday April 28 (Show times at 1pm or 6pm). If your participant would like tickets, please click here.
ALLROOM DANCE SHOWCASE & GALA
Congratulations to our Ballroom Dancers who performed in the Showcase on Sunday, March 17. They put on a beautiful and entertaining show. Click here for photos of the show
Thank you to everyone who made the show possible:
John Davis - Event Emcee, USA Dance, Orlando Chapter President
City of Altamonte Springs - Facility/Staff
Dale Wenner - Workshop Instructor
Bobby & Judi Chapman- Music DJ & Sound System
Altamonte Florist- Flowers
Oscar Rosa, Positive Vibe Productions- Videographer
Joey Badders - Videographer
Amy Luek - Refreshments
Bob Buckley-Photography, www.rbuckleyphoto.com , (321) 356-9653
Guest Performers & Volunteer Dance Partners
SPECIAL NEEDS DANCERS - You are Inspirational!
Gala at the Gallery II
Thank you to USA Dance and Macy's Furniture Gallery for hosting a Ballroom Dance Fundraiser to benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. on Sunday, March 24, 2013. The evening was filled with music by Bobby & Judi Chapman, guest performers, prizes and lots of fun! And best of all, close to $800 was raised for the Advisory Board for the Disabled to continue to provide social and recreation programs to our special needs community. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT.
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 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 final competitions for the season on April 13-14 in Jacksonville. GOOD LUCK SPARKLERS.
Thank you to all the sponsors who helped us meet our financial goal for this year.
Adriana, Coach Jay and Kenney Family
Dye & Barry Family
Platinum Cheer Gear
Chris, Damian, Mary & Dacia
Consumer Advocates, LLC
Francisco & Ena Rivas
Gochenour / G.R.L. Inc.
In Memory of Nathan Sheldon
Rapid Programs, Inc.
Annamarie Nieves & Family
|NEW BUS IS ON THE WAY|
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 the summer of 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!
|MONTHLY CALENDAR SPONSOR|
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|WE ARE ON FACEBOOK|
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