From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:14 AM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: March 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, March 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:
Strawberry Festival in Plant City

Saturday, March 7, 2009 from 8am-4pm
Drop off and pick up has been changed to WESTMONTE PARK for this trip ONLY. 

Please RSVP on Friday, February 27 by phone or email.
(We ask that RSVPs begin on February 27 to ensure an equal chance for all participants)
*Feel free to bring souvenir money.




Friday, March 20, 2009 - Luck of the Irish

irishThemed 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.

Mar 12: Crafts & Games - St. Patty's and Easter Crafts
Mar 19: Karaoke Night - Karaoke with DJ Franckie
Mar 26: Cooking Class - Fun with Desserts




TinaSpecial Needs Cheerleading

The Altamonte Sparklers are just months away from the end of another successful season.  

With 5 practices left, they are preparing for 2 competitions and 3 community events before their End of Season Sleep Over on April 25.  

If you would like to help financially support the Sparklers, please check out our upcoming fundraising events: 

Donation Carwashes:

(Click here for Flier and Click Here for Postcard Handouts)

  • Sun. March 1 and Sat. March 21 from 10am-4pm.
  • 7/11 on 436 and 17-92 in Casselberry.

Boston Market Restaurant Night: (Click Here for Flier)

  • Sat. March 21 and Sun. March 22 from 4pm-close.
  • Enjoy a great meal at 4 locations and 15% of your sale will be donated to the Sparklers.
  • Must present an event ticket for donation to be made.
  • Please contact Nin for event tickets.

    Participating Locations:
  • Boston Market on SR 436 & Eileen Ave
    429 W. S.R. 436,  Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • Boston Market on SR 434 & I-4
    1951 W. SR 434, Longwood, FL 32750
  • Boston Market on Mitchell Hammock & Alafaya
    120 W. Mitchell Hammock, Oviedo, FL 32765 
  • Boston Market on Lake Mary Blvd & Sun Dr
    4335 W. Lake Mary Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746 




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, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30




Next Practice on Wednesday, March 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.




We had a BLAST!
adamIn February, the campers enjoyed 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.
Click Here to view photos of the fun!


Summer Camp Registration begins in May. Don’t miss out on the fun! :) 




 For individuals ages 5-20

Registration for the newly formed Central Florida Bambino Buddy Ball baseball program for mentally and physically challenged players is now under way. 
There is no registration fee for the players, but by registering your child you are acknowledging your commitment to the program and to it's success.   The program is for players 5 years to 20 years and all games will be played on Saturdays at Eastmonte Park in Altamonte Springs
For more information please contact:
Sarah Reece at 407-463-2504  
Sharon Sheridan at 407-970-2865 

Or click here for flier




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.




County Games on February 28 & More Sports Starting Soon 

Summer Sports County Games will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2009 at Lake Mary High School from 8:30am-noon. Feel free to come out and watch all the fun.


Golf is scheduled to begin in April.

Swimming is scheduled to begin in May.

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  

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