Special Needs September Newsletter
Ballroom Dance
Registration Opens at 9 a.m. on September 8
Fall Session Begins October 4
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.

Sparklers Cheerleading - Season 11
Season Begins on October 4
Volunteers Needed
Practices are held on Sundays from October-January. Athletes will participate in a parade and a large culminating performance. Volunteers are needed to serve as coaches, back spots and more. Volunteers must register by September 11 and will receive training at our coaches meetings on September 20 and 27.
Note: The Sparklers Cheerleading squad is currently full. If you are interested in registering, you can be added to the wait list and we will contact you as soon as there is an opening on the team. 

Belly Dance
Practices are September 9 & 23
Special Needs Belly Dancers and family members meet 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. Also, join us for the 8th Annual Belly Dance Recital on Friday, October 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Nightbird Dance
September 11 | Red White and Blue
Themed dances are held one Friday a month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eastmonte Park. Prizes are awarded for dance and costume contest winners and birthdays. Drinks and light snacks are provided. Cost is $2 per participant and $1 per guest (parent, caregiver, etc).

STOP Trips
Trips take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. 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. Upcoming trips:
  • Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet
    September 19 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
    Registration opens at 9 a.m. on September 11
  • Access-Life Expo Ocoee
    October 3 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Registration opens at 9 a.m. on September 25
Practices are September 14, 21 & 28
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: Good luck to the bowlers representing Altamonte Recreation at the Special Olympics County games on Saturday, September 26. Contact Coach Nicole for details at Nicole@SpecialOlympicsSeminole.org. 

Thursday Night Out
Karaoke Night | September 17
Cooking Class | September 24
Thursday Night Out is held on the third and fourth 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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
  • The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
  • South Seminole Optimist Club
  • UCF Pre-Professional Medical Society
Activities Coordinator: 
Ranwa Nin El-Khoury
Phone: (407) 571-8814 | Fax: (407) 571-8809
Email: RREL-Khoury@altamonte.org
Address: 225 Newburyport Avenue, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Emergency Cellphone: If you need to contact us while a program is in session, call (321) 303-5255.
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, 32701
Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, 32714
Lake Brantley South Gym
1010 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, 32714

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