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.

August 2013 e-Reminders


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In This Issue
Fall Newsletter
Nin will be out of office
Swim Lessons
Summer Camp
Sparklers Cheerleading
Bowling Practices
Belly Dance
STOP Trips
Thank you to our Sponsors
Programs to Resume in Fall
 Monthly Highlights 


Aug 5: Bowling

Aug 5: Session 5 Swimming Starts

Aug 12: Bowling

Aug 14: Belly Dance

Aug 19: Bowling

Aug 26: Bowling

Aug 28: Belly Dance

Aug 30: RSVP for STOP Trip


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Contact Information
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
F: 407-571-8809

Emergency Cell Phone:
If you need to contact us immediately while a program is in session, please call 321-303-5255.



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


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Fall Newsletter
Please click here to download a copy of our Fall Newsletter. This includes information about our Fall activities, registration dates, and more! This document was mailed out to active registered participants.


Fall Volunteer Opportunities
We rely on our fabulous volunteers to staff our numerous programs and events. Please click here for a list of Fall volunteer opportunities and consider getting involved!  


July 26, 2013  -  August 12, 2013

Nin will be out of state July 26-July 31 and out of country August 1-12. 


For immediate assistance while gone, please contact:

Special Needs Programs- General
Daniel Yarborough, DYarborough@altamonte.org or 407-571-8806


Swim Lessons/Registration

Debbie Hines, DHines@altamonte.org or 407-571-8761 


Special Olympics Bowling

Sandy Clinebell, Sandy@SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org, 407-808-5432



STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, Bowling or Thursday Night Out

Altamonte Springs Recreation would like your feedback. If you took part in any STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, Bowling or Thursday Night Outs during January-June, we hope that you will take a moment to complete this quick 10-question survey. Click Here for survey.



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 5                     July 29 at 9:00am            Aug 5 - Aug 15  


Scholarship requests must be made by July 23, 2013 by contacting Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org 


Thanks for a great summer!  
We had a wonderful summer camp program this year and it was larger then ever. We are very grateful to the many volunteer counselors and special guests who made it all possible!


In July, the campers enjoyed fun activity rotations which included African Drum lessons, martial arts, pottery, baking, tennis and bingo. Campers took a field trip to the Orange County History Center and were visited by Mad Science, Central Florida Community Arts and Summer Time Santa! Campers ended the summer with a beautiful Talent Show enjoyed by their fellow campers, counselors and family members.


Visit our Facebook page to check out photos of all the fun!


Upcoming Camps:

2013 Christmas Craft Camp

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

Days of camp: Tues & Thurs, December 17 and 19


2014 Winter Camp

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

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



Sparklers Special Needs Cheerleading - Volunteer Coaches Needed
Sparklers Special Needs Cheerleading - Volunteer Coaches Needed
Coaches Needed 
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. Practices are held on Sundays during October-April.


Do you have an hour, two, or three to spare? Have dance experience? Or no experience but strong arms and a willingness to serve? Then we need you! Click here to watch a shot video
Click Here for details 


Sign up before September 15. Coaches Training scheduled for Sunday, September 29.


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, August 5, 12, 19, 26
Pizza will be sold for $1.75 a slice on the last Monday of each month.
Special Olympics Eligibility
Altamonte Recreation Bowling is an approved site for Special Olympics Bowling. Good Luck to our bowlers who will be competing in County Games on Saturday, August 17. Find out more online:  http://specialolympicsseminolecounty.org/sports/bowling



Next practice is Wednesday, August 14 and 28, 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. 


"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): 

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
Saturday, September 7, 2013

RSVP on Friday, August 30

Location and Time TBA


Thank you for your support


Programs to Resume in Fall


Program resumes in Fall 2013

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. 



Program resumes in Fall 2013


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.
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.