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.

May 2013 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Summer Camp
Swim Lessons
Bowling Practices
Nightbird Dance
Thursday Night Out
Belly Dance
Sparklers Cheerleading
New bus on the way
Thank you to our Sponsors
 Monthly Highlights 


May 4: STOP Field Trip

May 6: Summer Camp Registration

May 6: Swimming Session 1 Registration

May 6: Bowling

May 8: Belly Dance

May 13: Bowling

May 13: Session 1 Swimming Starts

May 16: Karaoke Night

May 20: Bowling

May 22: Summer Camp Counselor Orientation

May 22: Belly Dance

May 23: Cooking Class

May 24: Nightbird Dance

May 28: Swimming Session 2 Registration


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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(s): 

 Saturday, May 4 from 10am-4pm

31st Annual Softball Game- Altamonte Specials vs. Local 6 News

RSVP on Friday, April 26, 2013


We will celebrate 31 years of FRIENDSHIP, SOFTBALL, and FUN with Local 6 News. For the past 30 years, Local 6 News has challenged our STOP participants to a game of softball, leaving the Altamonte All-Stars as victorious champions every year! Eastmonte Park is located at 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701. Opening Pitch will be at 11am and Lunch/Awards at 12pm. Spectators welcome with no reservation.  


*NOTE: Nin will be out of state Saturday, April 27th - Thursday, May 2nd. If you have any questions prior to the game, response will be delayed.


Camper Registration begins at 8am on May 6th  
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


Camper Registration opens at 8am on Monday, May 6

Camp fills up quickly, so please take some time to review the registration process. For registration information - Click Here.   


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.

Please click here for more information on our 2013 Session Dates. 

Register online at www.ASRecreation.org


2013 Swim Lessons              Registration Begins             Session Dates              
Evening Session 1                     May 6 at 9:00am              May 13 - May 23  
Evening Session 2                     May 28 at 9:00am            June 3 - June 13       
Evening Session 3                     June 17 &at 9:00am         June 24 - July 3       
Evening Session 4                     July 8 at 9:00am              July 15 - July 25          
Evening Session 5                     July 29 at 9:00am            Aug 5 - Aug 15  


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, May 6, 13, 20
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
Bowling Banquet Reservations are due by Monday, May 6. Click here for invitation.   

Friday, May 24, 2013 - Red, White, & Blue

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 Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation now offer dances on alternate evenings. Please click here for 2012-2013 schedule.  

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:    May 16       Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie

4th Thursday:    May 23       Cooking Celebration (Ranger Mike cooks for you!)         


Next practice is Wednesday, May 8 & 22, 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. 


Congratulations on a great season! 
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. This season the 2 competition teams earned the title of "National Champions" at the American Open at Orange County Convention Center and earned 1st and 3rd out of 5 teams at the CheerSport Grand Championship in Jacksonville.


Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteer coaches and athletes for a great season!


To check out videos of their competition routines, visit our Facebook Page.


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 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!


Thank you for your support



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