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.

February 2014 e-Reminders



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.



A New Year. A New Start! 

You can view a copy online or obtain one at any of our events.

Click here for the 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 31

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: 

Blue Springs/DeLeon Springs & Old Spanish Sugar Mill

Saturday, February 8, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration Opens Friday, January 31 at 9:00am.


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


Sweethearts Dance, February 14 

Join us Friday, February 14, at Eastmonte Park from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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.


First practice, February 2, 2014


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. 


Upcoming Dates:

Spring Workshop begins February 2, 2013

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

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


Next practice, February 26

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.


Altamonte AMF Lanes
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.

Westmonte Park, 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.  



February 20: Karaoke with DJ Frankie

February 27: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike 


to Benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.

February 28 

ASPD will be hosting their 14th Annual Golf Tournament at Wekiva Golf Club on Friday, February 28, 2014. All proceeds will benefit our many programs, such as Nightbird Dances, STOP Trips and more!


7:30 a.m. -  Check In

8:30 a.m. -  Shotgun Start  


$65/person or  $260/foursome 

Fee Includes: Green Fees & Cart, Range Balls, followed by an Awards Luncheon


Registration deadline: February 24, 2014

To register contact 407-571-8293 or email DLHanson@Altamonte.org



Our Winter Campers have been enjoying many great activities during the month of January. Campers sang karaoke, baked muffins, played bingo and had a bottle rocket contest. They learned about weather with Mad Science, saw horses from Circle H Ranch, made bowls with Super Awesome Cool Pottery, and tasted honey from local bee keepers. Best of all, they learned about giving back to their community. Campers had a contest to see who could raise the most money for Change this World, and then packaged meals to send to victims of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines. Each quarter raised equaled one meal, and they packaged over 1,000 meals!


Check out photos of all the fun at our Facebook page.




Thank you to everyone that contributed! The new recreation bus has arrived and was used for our January STOP Trip.  We appreciate everyone's support in raising the funds for this bus.




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, Bea!







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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