From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
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Subject: June 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



2009 Summer Newsletter

Please click here to view our newsletter.





Volunteer Counselors will help supervise a group of individuals with special needs ages 13 and up. Counselors need to be 16 years of age or older. Community service hours will be signed off for.

June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
*Volunteers do not have to attend everyday
Eastmonte Park from 9am-4pm

Please Click Here for more information 



Registration began on May 4 and filled up quickly. To be added to the waiting list, please contact Nin.   


Please click here for a list of other local summer camps.




Friday, June 5, 2009

Hawaiian Pool & Dance Party 

Grab your bathing suit and come on out to our annual Pool Party on Friday, June 5, 2009 from 7-9pm at Westmonte Park, 624 Bills Lane, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714.


We will be parting the night away rain or shine - with music on the pool deck and refreshments and seating available indoors.

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).




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.


This months dates: Monday, June 1, 8, 22, 29.

No bowling on Bowling Banquet day, Monday June 15


Special Olympics Training Begins Monday June 22. Scores will be recorded for those athletes who wish to compete in Special Olympics. County Games will be on Monday, August 24. Athletes must bowl 10 games before that date and have a SPECIAL OLYMPICS PHYSICAL to be eligible to compete.




12 week workshop coming in September 2009! 

USA Dance is a national nonprofit organization that promotes the quality and the quantity of ballroom dancing in the United States. ( The Central Florida Chapter is very enthusiastic about reaching out to our special needs community to teach ballroom dancing.
This 12-week workshop will be taught by a USA Dance instructor. Students from USA Dance will be volunteering their time as dance partners for our participants. The goal is to introduce participants to 5 different dances and end the workshop with a Family Showcase.
Interested participants should contact us before August 2009 to be added to the Interest List. Official Registration will begin in mid/late August.   
Class Time/Locations:
Sundays from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Lake Brantley South
(Gymnasium ACROSS the street from LBHS and BEHIND Forest City Elementary)
1010 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714
Class Dates:
Sunday, September 13, 20 27
Sunday, October 4, 11, 18, 25
Sunday, November 1, 8, 15, 22
Sunday, December 6
Family Show Case:
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Invite the family and friends to watch
Program Cost:
$20 Registration for full workshop. Non refundable.
Limited to 20 participants
Registration will begin in mid/late August; however contact us soon to be added to the interest list.
What to wear:
Comfortable clothes
Smooth sole shoes




Next Practice on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

TMOur Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 3rd & 4th Wednesday of each month to exercise & prepare for performances at Westmonte Park from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $1.00/person.




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.





Sports Starting Soon! Volunteers Needed!


We are grateful to have 3 locations donating their facilities to our athletes. Practices will begin on Saturday May 30 & Sunday May 31 at the following locations:
Saturdays from 8am-10am at RDV SportsPlex
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando Fl 32810
(For beginners only - lead up events and non-swimmers: 10M-25M)

Saturdays from 1pm-3pm at Oviedo Aquatics Center
148 Oviedo Boulevard, Oviedo, Fl 32765
(For strokes, endurance and 50M+ events)

Sundays from 8am-10am at Lake Brantley High School 991 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714 (For strokes, endurance and 50M+ events)

Space is limited! Please visit our sports page for more details or contact Mindy Setzer to sign up. Contact Mindy Setzer at 321-276-6463 or


These sports are scheduled to begin in mid-June. Please contact the head coach for more information on participating or if you are interested in volunteering.
Powerlifting: Gold's Gym Altamonte on Saturdays from 4-6pm. Starting on June 20. Fran Carrozza, 321-297-8669

Bowling: Two approved training sites:
Thursdays at AMF Casselberry Lanes from 6-8pm beginning June 25. Neil Scribner, 407-927-9594

Mondays at AMF Altamonte Lanes from 3-5pm beginning June 22. Nin El-khoury, 407-571-8814

Gymnastics: Artistic & Rhythmic Location & Date TBA. Dottie Magill 407-234-7112

Rollerskating: Location & Date TBA. Titilayo "T" Cogdell 321-217-0746

Softball: Trottwood Park in Winter Springs on Saturdays beginning in late July. Mark Taylor 407-699-4776

Special Olympics Seminole County provides free year-round sports training and competition in over 12 different sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities, ages 8 and up.

For more information: 407-263-8043 or  

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