The City of Altamonte Springs Special Community Services and the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. provide social activities throughout the year at minimal cost to the mentally and physically challenged population in Altamonte Springs and surrounding communities. All participants must have a current medical form on file in order to attend any of the events and functions of the City of Altamonte Springs Special Community Services or the Advisory Board for the Disabled.
Special Needs participants need to meet the following criteria to take part in programs. If they are unable to do so, participant is welcome to attend programs, but must provide their own assistant for supervision (such as a family member, companion, etc.).
- Age 13 and over (with exception to select specially designed youth programs)
- Participants do not need to reside in Altamonte Springs to take part in programs
- Parent/Guardian/Caretakers are required to sign participant in and out of activities (unless participant is independently arriving to/from events)
- Be able to function in a group structure (1 staff member/volunteer per 5 participants)
- Capable of participation in group activities
- Have independent bathroom skills
- Be able to follow basic instructions
Themed dances are offered one (1) Friday every month at Eastmonte Recreation Center from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Refreshments are provided. Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners, and birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s). DATES LISTED IN CURRENT NEWSLETTER.
*Cost has increased to $2.00 per participant and $1.00 per parent, caregivers, etc. attending.
STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents) are offered one (1) Saturday every month. Dates/Trip location listed on current newsletter. And are socially, physically, educationally, and psychologically beneficial field trips. Space is limited. To attend you must RSVP on the designated reservation day. Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Recreation Center. Please be on time. *Feel free to send souvenir money for all trips*
*Cost has increased to $3.00 per participant, which includes lunch.
Thursday Night Out
“Thursday Night Outs” have been changed to the 3rd and 4th Thursday at Westmonte Park. Program time: 7:30-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments. Programs are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! *Please let us know if you will be attending the cooking classes. DATES LISTED IN CURRENT NEWSLETTER.
3rd Thursday: Karaoke Night
4th Thursday: Cooking Class
Holiday Light Ride
We will take the bus/van to drive by local houses with beautiful light displays & Cranes Roost Park. Meet at Eastmonte Park from 6pm-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with Cookies & Hot Cocoa provided. Space is limited. Financial Assistance Available. DATES LISTED IN CURRENT NEWSLETTER.
Altamonte Special's Bowling
Practices are offered every Monday, excluding holidays, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Altamonte AMF Bowling Center. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet announcing each participant’s high score. Invitations will be handed out at practices in May.
*Cost is $2.00 per game, per bowler, which includes shoe rental.
Special Olympics Bowling: Training scores will be accepted from June-October for Special Olympics eligibility. To be eligible to compete, athletes have an active Special Olympics Physical Form on file.
Monday, June 10, 2013 at Eastmonte Park from 6-8pm. Cost: $6.00 per bowler & $6.00 per guest. This event will be catered. Each paid bowler will receive a trophy engraved with his or her high score! (Trophies are donated and may vary in size and style) Payment and Reservations due by Monday, May 6. Checks can be made payable to: The Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc. Click here for flyer
The camps are offered on Wednesdays for 8 weeks in June/July at Eastmonte Recreation Center. Registrations begin a month before the camps start. The camps include the following activities: swimming, crafts, field trips, guest speakers, bingo, and much more! Bring your own lunch and we provide the rest!
*Cost is $50.00 per session, per camper
2013 Summer Camp
·Camper Registration: May 9-10, 2013 (or until filled)
Summer Camp Flyer (PDF)
·1st day of camp: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
2014 Winter Camp
·Volunteer Registration: November 4-22, 2013
·Registration: December 2-6, 203 (or until filled)
·1st day of camp: Wednesday, January 8, 2014
CHRISTMAS CRAFT CAMP
Join us as we create holiday themed crafts, presents, cookies, sing carols, and more. Located at Eastmonte Park from 1:30pm-5:30pm. (Campers have the option to stay at camp until the Holiday light ride at 6pm) Cost: $10.00 with pizza dinner provided. Space is limited. Financial Asst. Available.
2013 Christmas Craft Camp
·Volunteer Registration: November 1-18, 2013
·Camper Registration: November 25-29 (or until filled)
·Days of camp: Thursday, December 17 and 19
"SPARKLERS" - Special Needs Cheerleading
The Altamonte Sparklers are a group of male and female cheerleaders with special needs who have been training and competing since 2005. Together the group has attended numerous community events and cheerleading competitions. They are supported by the City of Altamonte Springs, volunteer coaches, and generous donors. Practices for the Competition Team will be on Sundays beginning in October through April. Athletes range in ages six (6) to sixty (60). They are divided into different performance squads and each group prepares for local competitions, performances, parades, and other community events.
Sparklers Cheer Camp
Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Open to new athletes and current Sparklers. Located at Lake Brantley South Gymnasium, 1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Cost: $10, includes cheer camp T-Shirt and lunch. Space Limited, Financial Assistance Available. Register October 3-7. Open to ages 6-and up.
Competition team is currently full, but a waiting list is available for interested athletes. Volunteers needed, ages 16 & up.
Altamonte Sparklers Head Coach - Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or firstname.lastname@example.org
USA Dance is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States. An 8-week workshop will be held on Sundays between 1:00pm-2:30pm in the fall and the spring at Lake Brantley South (Gymnasium across the street from LBHS). WORKSHOP DATES LISTED IN CURRENT NEWSLETTER.
Click here for Registration Form
Family & Friends Showcase
Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 1:30-2:45pm, FREE with donations accepted
Lake Brantley South Gym, 1010 Sand Lake Road
Featuring our special dancers, volunteer partners and professional exhibitionists. Gymnasium is located ACROSS the street from LBHS. Enter into Forest City Elementary (2nd Street Light). Park by the bus loop & follow side walk to the back gymnasium on the right of the school.
Ballroom Dance Flyer (PDF)
Special's Belly Dancing Family Aerobics
Troupe Moumayaza, our Special Needs Belly Dancers, and family members meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at Eastmonte Recreation Center from 6:30pm to 7:30pm to exercise and prepare for performances. DATES LISTED IN CURRENT NEWSLETTER.
* Cost is $1.00 per person.
2013 Belly Dance Recital
Friday, October 11, 2013
Eastmonte Park from 7-9pm
Cost: $2.00 Funds will support Troupe Moumayaza
Belly Dance Recital Flyer - coming soon!
Bambino Buddy Ball
This division encompasses players ages 5-20 who are either physically and/or mentally challenged. This baseball league makes allowance for a “buddy” to help the player swing a bat, round the bases, catch a ball, etc. Athlete leadership positions available. Contact Sarah Reece at 407-463-2504 or visit: http://cfbuddyball.baberuthonline.com
Special Needs Swim Lessons are geared toward individuals with special needs ages 3 and up. Sessions are designed to meet the needs of each individual by offering (8) 15-minute classes with 1:1 instruction (1 swimmer to 1 instructor). Classes are held M-Th for two weeks in a time slot between 6pm-6:45pm. Select your time slot when registering. Cost: $40/session for residents and $55/session for non-residents.
Financial Assistance Available. Space is Limited.
2013 Swim Lessons Brochure (PDF)
Special Olympics Seminole County
Special Olympics Seminole County provides free sports training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up in over 12 different Olympic type sports. For more information, please visit www.SpecialOlympicsSeminoleCounty.org or call 407-263-8043.