February Bulletin - Special Needs

Still Collecting 2016 Membership Forms
If you have not turned in your 2016 Membership Form, please do so as soon as possible in order to be eligible to attend future programs. 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. However, a parent or guardian must complete the form. 

Ballroom Dance
UPDATE: Registration will open at 9 a.m. on February 3 instead of February 1.
The Orlando Chapter of USA Dance teaches an eight-week workshop on Sundays in the fall and spring. Practice is located at Lake Brantley South Gym, located across from Lake Brantley High School by Forest City Elementary. Cost is $20. Register online or call
(407) 571-8740. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available.

Spring session begins on February 28: 
  • Silver Team | 1 - 1:45 p.m. 
  • Gold Team | 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Practices are February 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
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.

Nightbird Dance
February 12 | Sweetheart's Dance
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).

Belly Dance
Practice on February 24
Our 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. Please register online or call (407) 571-8740. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available.

Athlete practices resume on February 28 in preparation for their first competition in April.

Special Needs Clubhouse Program
STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents)
February 20 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Reptile Discovery Center
Registration opens February 12 at 9 a.m.
Trips are held one Saturday a month. The day will include an entertaining or educational field trip and lunch. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park. Cost is $3 per participant. Feel free to send souvenir money for trips. Please contact Ranwa Nin Iamaio to reserve your spot by leaving a voicemail or email. Reservations are taken in the order in which they are received. You will receive a confirmation email within two business days. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available. A program T-shirt is required. 

NEW: When registering, please clearly state whether you are a general participant or an assisted participant. General participants are supervised by program volunteers on a 1:5 ratio. Assisted participants provide their own 1:1 caretaker. The caretaker must be able to transport the participant and themselves. Exceptions are made for participants in wheelchairs.

Winter Clubhouse
Our Clubhouse participants have been enjoying great activities in the month of January, with more in store for February. To see the schedule of activities, please click here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Thank you to the sponsors who make our events possible:
  • The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
  • South Seminole Optimist Club
  • UCF Pre-Professional Medical Society
  • Carter Family 
  • Circle H Ranch
  • Local 6 News
  • USA Dance - Orlando Chapter

Contact Us
For more information, please contact:
Ranwa Nin Iamaio | Activities Coordinator
Phone: (407) 571-8814 | Fax: (407) 571-8451
Email: RRIamaio@altamonte.org
Mailing 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.

Activity Locations: 
Eastmonte Park | 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs FL 32701
Westmonte Park | 624 Bills Lane, Altamonte Springs FL 32714
Lake Brantley South Gym | 1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs FL 32714
Altamonte AMF Lanes | 280 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714