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.

January 2014 e-Reminders


Time to update your record

2014 Membership Forms must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Forms are renewed annually and do not need a doctors signature, but can be completed by the parent or guardian. Please click here for 2014 form or request one to be mailed to you.


New Year, New Start

The 2014 calendars were distributed at the Holiday Gala. You can view a copy online or obtain one at any of our events.Click here for 2014 Calendar


Tell us how we did in the Summer/Fall of 2013

Altamonte Springs Recreation would like to thank you for participating in our Special Needs Programs this Summer and Fall. If you took part in any STOP Trips, Nightbird Dances, Bowling, Thursday Night Out, or Holiday Gala, we hope that you enjoyed your experience as much as we did. So that we can continue to improve and better serve you in the future, we ask that you take a moment and complete this survey as we truly value and appreciate your feedback.


Please click here to take survey



Registration Opens January 10

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: 

"Day at Camp" at Camp Thunderbird

Saturday, January 18, from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Registration Opens Friday, January 10 at 9:00am.


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


New Year's Bash

Join us Friday, January 10, 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.


Registration Opens January 6


The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance teaches an 8-week workshop on Sundays at Lake Brantley South in the Spring. Practice is located at Lake Brantley South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road. Cost is $20. Registration opens January 6 at 9 a.m. until filled.


Register online or by contacting rrel-khoury@altamonte.org or

(407) 571-8814.


Upcoming Dates:

Spring Workshop begins February 2, 2013

Silver: 1-1:45p.m. Gold: 1:45-2:30p.m.

Showcase: March 23 at 1:30p.m.


Registration Opens January 6

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 6:30-7:30p.m. Cost: $15/season. Family members dance free. Register online or call beginning January 6 at 9a.m. until filled.


Register online or by contacting rrel-khoury@altamonte.org or

(407) 571-8814.


Upcoming Practice Dates: January 22


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.
No bowling on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

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.  



January 16: Karaoke with DJ Frankie

January 23: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike 


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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