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.

November 2013 e-Reminders


Thank you for your support

On Friday, October 18, our belly dancers put on a stunning show for their family, friends and community. The dancers spend all year learning about different styles of dance, develop teamwork, and improve their skills (and confidence). They looked extra special on stage this with their new costumes designed by Dottie Magill. All proceeds from the show will benefit next season's costuming and supply needs.  

Check our Facebook Page soon for photos from Brion Price Photography.


Special Thanks To:

Guest Dancers: Orlando Bellydance, UCF Shimmy Knights, Bashira Dancers, Florida Tribal Dance
Raffle Prizes Donated By: Arabian Nights, Anthony's Pizza, Mears
Photography: Brion Price Photography www.brionprice.com
Costuming: Dottie Magill, Patsy Gilbert, Victoria Lloyd, Marion Van Loon

Production Staff: Emcee: Mike Wilson and Kevin Lajeunesse, Stage Manager: Belda Stack
Event Staff: Nancy, Joe, Winston, Charbel, Bea, Jean, Lois


Registration Opens November 8

STOP (Saturday Time Out for Parents) 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: 

Access-Life Expo Ocoee (Boating, Fishing, Archery, Crafts and more)

Saturday, November 16, from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Opens Friday, November 8 at 9:00am.


To sign up, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org on the designated reservation day.

To find out more about Access-Life Expos, visit their website.


Voices Of Joy
Come enjoy a 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

Registration now open. To sign up, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org. Space is limited. Learn more about "Voices of Joy" at www.voicesofjoy.webs.com.


Decades Dance - Celebrate the best of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's

Join us Friday, November 8, at Eastmonte Park from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. 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

(407) 571-8814 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.  


Sunday, November 24

Instructor Dale Wenner, from USA Dance-Orlando, has been teaching our special stars to samba, tango, foxy and waltz! Join us at Lake Brantley South for the free showcase scheduled for Sunday, November 24 from 1:30pm - 2:45pm.

Practice is held every Monday at the Altamonte AMF Lanes from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Cost is $2 per game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies will be awarded at the banquet.
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 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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



November 21: Karaoke with DJ Frankie

November 28: No Cooking Class - Happy Thanksgiving!



Volunteers Needed. Camper Registration Opens December 2

Camp is offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in January/February at Eastmonte Recreation Center. The camp include the following activities: crafts, field trips, guest speakers, games, and much more! Bring your own lunch and we provide the rest! The cost is $50.00 for the entire 8-week session and financial assistance is available.


Volunteers are needed to serve as counselors at camp. The number of volunteers recruited will determine the number of campers we can accommodate. Volunteers do not have to commit to each Wednesday, but that is preferred. To sign up, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org.  


Camper Registration: Opens December 2 at 9am and the first day of camp is Wednesday, January 8, 2014. To sign up, register online at www.ASRecreation.org or to hold your spot, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org when registration opens. 

Registration Opens Monday, November 25

We will drive by local houses with beautiful light displays & Cranes Roost Park. Trip dates are Tuesday, December 17 or Tuesday, December 19 and depart from Eastmonte Park at 6:00pm and return at 8:30pm. Cost is $1.00 with cookies & hot cocoa provided.

Registration opens November 25 at 9:00am. To sign up, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org. Space is limited.



Registration Opens Monday, November 25

Come join as we create holiday themed crafts, bake and decorate cookies, sing carols, and more from 1:30pm-5:30pm at Eastmonte Park. (Campers have the option to stay at camp until the Holiday light ride at 6pm). Camp dates are Tuesday, December 17 and Thursday, December 19. Cost is $10.00 with pizza dinner provided for both days of camp. Financial Aid is available upon request. Space is limited. Registration opens on Monday, November 25 at 9am.


To sign up, register online at www.ASRecreation.org or to hold your spot, contact (407) 571-8814 or rrel-khoury@altamonte.org when registration opens. 

A great new partnership

The Orlando Circle of Friends has selected the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. as their charity of the year. Proceeds from this season's show will come to our programs! Check out their website for show dates and more! http://www.ocofchorus.com/currentseason.htm 



Click Here for more information about their "Ugly Sweater Christmas" Concert scheduled for
December 13 and 14.


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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