The Altamonte Sparklers are an inspirational group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs. Athletes range in ages and prepare for performances, parades, community events and local competitions. Practices for the competition squads are held on Sundays in September through December, March and April. Diamond Squad practice runs from 3 to 4 p.m. and Sapphire Squad practice runs from 4 to 5 p.m. There is no difference in skill level between squads. Financial assistance is available.

Athletes are accepted as openings become available. To check availability, call (407) 571-8814 or email

The Altamonte Springs Recreation Special Needs program, events and field trips are only for registered special needs participants.