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
January 5, 12 & 26

Practice is held every Monday, excluding City holidays, 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. 

Note: No bowling January 19.

Nightbird Dance
January 9 | New Year's Bash

Themed dances are held one Friday a month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eastmonte Park. Prizes are awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners and birthdays. Drinks and light snacks are provided. Cost is $2 per participant or $1 per guest (parent, caregiver, etc).


Thursday Night Out
January 15 | Karaoke Night
January 22 | Cooking Class
"Thursday Night Out" is held on the 3rd and 4th Thursday of each month at Westmonte Park from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per person. Light refreshments are provided. RSVP for cooking classes one week prior.
STOP (Saturday Time Out for Parents) Trips
January 17 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Day at Camp" at Camp Thunderbird
Registration Opens January 9
Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. Cost is $3 per participant. Lunch is provided. Financial assistance is available. Feel free to send souvenir money for trips. Reservations are taken in the order received. Please call or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited.


Belly Dance
Practice Begins on January 28
Registration Opens 9 a.m. on January 5
Special Needs Belly Dancers and family members typically meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Eastmonte Park to exercise and prepare for performances. Cost is $15 per season. Family members dance free. Please register online, call or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available.

Ballroom Dance
Spring Session Begins February 1
Registration Opens 9 a.m. on January 5
The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance teaches an 8-week workshop on Sundays at the Lake Brantley South Gym. Cost is $20. Please register online, call or email to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available.
Summer & Fall Programs Survey

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 the survey.


2015 Membership Forms
Membership forms must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Forms are renewed annually and do not need a doctor's signature, but can be completed by the parent or guardian. Please click here for the 2015 form or request one to be mailed to you.

2015 Special Needs Events Calendar
You can view a copy online or obtain one at any of our events. Click here for the 2015 calendar.


Thank You! 

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
  • USA Dance Orlando
  • Thomas Calano Photography
  • Robert Buckley Photography
  • Art on the Go
  • Central Florida Community Arts
  • HP Products
  • Dale Wenner, Dance Instructor
  • Anthony's Pizza
  • Bobby and Judi Chapman DJ Services  
For full details on all activities and programs, visit