From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 1:17 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: February E-News from City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.



Contact Information

Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
C: 321-463-0675
F: 407-571-8809


Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

STOP Trip (Saturday Time Out for Parents)


Saturday, February 7, 2009

STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents) take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically, educationally, and psychologically beneficial field trips.  Space is limited.

To attend you must RSVP on the designated reservation day. Cost has increased to $3/person with lunch provided. Please let us know if you have any financial difficulties.
Next Trip:
Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 8am-4pm
Drop off and pick up is at Eastmonte Park.
Blue Springs / DeLeon Springs (View the manatees and make pancakes at the old Sugar Mill)
Please RSVP on Friday, January 30 by phone or email.
(We ask that RSVPs begin on January 30 to ensure an equal chance for all participants)
*Feel free to bring souvenir money.




Friday, February 13, 2009 - Sweethearts Dance

vdayThemed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm at Eastmonte Park . Refreshments are provided.

Cost has increased to $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest.

Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).




Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm
"Thursday Night Outs" are held on Thursday evenings, excluding the 1st Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments. Please
Click Here for Schedule.

Feb 12: Crafts & Games - Valentines Day Crafts and Games
Feb 19: Karaoke Night - Karaoke with DJ Franckie
Feb 26: Cooking Class - Creative Salads




Every Monday excluding holidays

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, from 3-5pm at the Altamonte AMF Lanes. Cost is $1.75/game, which includes shoe rental.
Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet announcing each participant's high score.




Next Practice on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TMOur Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 4th Wednesday of each month to exercise & prepare for performances at Westmonte Park from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $1.00/person.




One month down.. One more to go!
campIn January, the Winter Campers enjoyed a special visit from Mike Insley with Urban Beautification. The campers got the opportunity to plant and take home their very own Pentas. Following that, Officer Dom Carbonaro and Steven Deloach brought out their motorcycles from the Altamonte Springs Police Department. The campers also traveled to Lake Mary to visit the Fire Station where they each got to shoot the fire hose!
In February, the campers are looking forward to many great field trips, including: Wonderworks, a tour of the Channel 6 News Station, fishing at Lake Lotus, and a tour of the Altamonte Springs Water Plant.

Camp is held on Wednesday from 9am-4pm at Eastmonte Park. The last day of camp is on February 25, 2009.





Individuals with special needs, ages 13 and under Currently, we are looking into expanding our services to individuals under the age of 13. If you have a child with special needs under the age of 13 or know of one, please take a few moments to complete and return the survey below.

We look forward to your feedback and hope to become of service to your family in the future. Thank you!

Please Click Here for Survey





2009 Medical Forms
Please make sure to turn in your 2009 Medical Form. These must be on file for participants to take part in our activities. Thank you for your help with this.
Click Here for 2009 Medical Form.

2009 Calendars
Please remember that the information listed in the newsletter is more current then the calendar. Calendars will be handed out at the Holiday Gala. If you did not receive your calendar, please pick one up at any of our events or contact us to have one mailed to you. Click Here to view calendar online.





Please check out the Advisory Boards NEW Website
There you will find information on all of our special programs, our upcoming fundraisers, and how to receive assistance from the board.




"Summer Sports" Started in January

Sports include: track, cycling, bocce, tennis, volleyball, and soccer. For more information: 407-263-8043 or

Free year-round sports training and competition in over 12 different sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 and up.

To sign up for the SOSC E-News, please
click here.