The City of Altamonte Springs Special Needs 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.
Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-Khoury
Phone: (407) 571-8814
Fax: (407) 571-8809
225 Newburyport Ave.
Altamonte Springs, 32701

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

Activity Locations:

Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs, 32714

Lake Brantley South Gym
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, 32714
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. Practices are as follows:
11/93:30-5:30 p.m.UCF Cheer Workshop, all athletes
11/163, 4, 5 p.m.Regular practice for squads
11/233:30-5:30 p.m.Photo Day, all athletes


Practices are November 10, 17, and 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Altamonte AMF Lanes. Scores are recorded throughout the year. Cost is $2 per game and includes shoes.

"Voices of Joy" Trip

Registration Now Open

"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 for FREE, with transportation provided. The show is on Thursday, November 13 at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs.  

3:00 p.m.
Meet at Eastmonte for transportation
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Show time
6:30 p.m.
Dinner at McDonalds (bring money)
8:00 p.m.
Pick up at Eastmonte 


STOP (Saturday Time Out for Parents) Trips
Access-Life Expo Ocoee | November 15 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy boating, fishing, archery, crafts and more. Pick up and drop off is at Eastmonte Park. Cost is $3 per participant. Lunch is provided. Financial assistance is available. Space is limited. Please call or email to reserve your spot.

Note: Trip date is different than date published in annual calendar. 

Thursday Night Out
November 20 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke Night is November 20. Held at Westmonte Park from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per person. Light refreshments are provided. 
Note: Cooking class is canceled on November 27.

Ballroom Dance Showcase 

November 23 | 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance teaches more than 35 dancers with special needs how to ballroom dance. Please join us for a beautiful ballroom dance showcase which includes special guest performers. Located at Lake Brantley South Gym. Click here for more information.
Note: Ballroom practices are November 9 and 16 at Lake Brantley South Gym.

Nightbird Dance
November Dance Canceled
Our November Nightbird dance has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Volunteers Needed for Events
The number of volunteers we recruit will determine the number of participants we can accommodate. If you are interested in signing up, contact Ranwa Nin El-Khoury at (407) 571-8814 or email no later than November 21.
  • Christmas Craft Clubhouse | Tuesday and Thursday, December 16 and 18 | Eastmonte Park
    We need volunteer counselors from 1 to 6 p.m. Sign up to assist for one or both days.
  • Winter Clubhouse | Wednesdays
    January-February | Eastmonte Park

    We need volunteer counselors from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Sign up to assist with some or all days.
  • Holiday Gala | Friday
    December 5 | Eastmonte Park

    We need volunteers for this event from 5 to 10 p.m.
Holiday Gala
December 5 | Eastmonte Park
Invitations for this special celebration were mailed out to current and active participants. If you have not received an invitation for this event, please contact (407) 571-8814 or

Belly Dancing

Our Special Needs Belly Dancers, Troupe Moumayaza, and family members hosted their recital in October. Thank you to all the guest performers, volunteers and donors who contributed time, gifts and talents to this production. Photos are available on our Facebook Page. The next season will begin in January 2015.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
Thank you to the many sponsors who make our events possible:
  • The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
  • Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
  • South Seminole Optimist Club
  • UCF Pre-Professional Medical Society
  • USA Orlando Dance
  • Thomas Calano Photography
  • Sanford Zoo
  • Sea World Orlando
  • Joey Moorehead
  • Super Awesome Cool Pottery
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