Special Needs Recreation
"Creating friendships and memories... One adventure at a time."

Altamonte Springs Recreation 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.

October 2013 e-Reminders


Friday, October 18

Show time: 7 - 9pm; Doors open at 6:30pm

Cost: $2 with all proceeds benefiting our special needs dancers

Special Guests include: Orlando Belly Dance, Florida Tribal, Sparkle & Shimmy Knights of UCF


Click here for more info.



Doreen Scribner and School of Oom Yung Doe

On Thursday, September 19, 2013, The City of Altamonte Springs had the opportunity to thank hundreds of volunteers who serve in our departments.


Special Community Services would like to extend and extra big congratulations to Doreen Scribner who received the Special Community Services Award and the School of Oom Yung Doe for being award Service Organization of the Year.


We are so proud to serve with these individuals and the many other FANTASTIC volunteers! It is amazing to see what we accomplish for our special needs community when we work together as a team! THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS FOR BEING AN ESSENTIAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE! 


Sparklers Special Needs Cheerleading - Volunteer Coaches Needed
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 at Lake Brantley HS South. Click here to watch a short video


Volunteers, ages 16 and up, with or without experience are encouraged to sign up by contacting (407) 571-8814 or



Cheer Camp Canceled

2013 Cheer Camp has been canceled, but opportunities to take part in mini-workshops are still available throughout the year. Athletes ages 6 and up, whether they are on the Sparklers team or not, will get to learn cheer skills from local guests and dancers. Contact us to find out dates of the mini-workshops.



"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. Financial Assistance available and space is limited.

Upcoming Trip: 

Sea World Orlando*

Saturday, October 12, from 8am - 7pm
Register on Friday, October 4.

Lunch and snacks will be provided, but participants should plan on bringing money for snacks and/or dinner.


To sign up, call (407) 571-8814 or email rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on October 4.


*Due to the high demand of this trip, after all registrations have been received on October 4, a random drawing will take place to select participants attending this trip. 


Free performance from "Voices of Joy"

"Voices of Joy" is a high energy music and dance experience for audiences of all ages. Enjoy a wide variety of musical styles and genres as they share their Voices of Joy with you! This show is open to our Special Needs Recreation participants and volunteers at no cost, with transportation provided. Show will be held on Thursday, November 14 at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs.

3:00 pm            Meet at Eastmonte Park for transportation
4:30 pm            Show time
6:30 pm            Dinner at McDonalds (bring money for dinner)
8:00 pm            Pick up at Eastmonte Park

To sign up, call (407) 571-8814 or email rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on Friday, October 25. Space is limited. Learn more about "Voices of Joy" at www.voicesofjoy.webs.com.


Halloween Masquerade

Join us Friday, October 25, at Eastmonte Park from 7 - 9pm. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per guest. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. 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).


For additional dance opportunities, visit Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club and Oviedo Parks and Recreation.  
Practice is held every Monday at the Altamonte AMF Lanes from 3 - 5pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies will be awarded at the banquet.
This months dates:
Monday, October 6, 13, 20, 27
Special Olympics Eligibility
Altamonte Recreation Bowling is an approved site for Special Olympics Bowling. Good Luck to our bowlers who will compete in State Games in November.

Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month at Westmonte Park from 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments included.  



October 17: Karaoke with DJ Frankie

October 24: Cooking with Ranger Mike (make your own kabob)

*Please contact Ranwa Nin El-Khoury if you plan to attend the cooking class.



First class to be held on Sunday, October 6

Instructor Dale Wenner will be teaching samba, tango, foxy and more! Practices are held at Lake Brantley South with the Ballroom Stars Showcase scheduled for November 24. Visit www.asrecreation.org for more information. 


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.

Thank you for your support





For more information about Altamonte Springs Special Needs Recreation, contact:

Activities Coordinator

Ranwa Nin El-Khoury

(407) 571-8814



Emergency Cell Number: (321) 303-5255


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