Autism Family Network (AFN) is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization located in Lincoln, Nebraska, which was founded in 2006 with a passion, love, and desire to help families who have children with autism. read more
Calendar Highlights
<<< April 21st 2014 >>> Nebraska becomes 36th state to pass autism insurance coverage.

<<< Events For 2015>>>
November 17 - AFN parent support meeting
November 19 - Panera Bread AFN fund raiser
December 5 - Movie, "The Good Dinosaur"

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< November 17th, Tuesday >>>Autism Family Network Parent Support Meeting. Meet at Panera Bread, 201 N. 66th St. at 6:30p. This is an informal meeting to answer parents questions, give resources, to network and just listen.
<<< November 19th, Thursday >>>Autism Family Network is holding a fundraiser at Panera Bread 201 N. 66th St. Lincoln, 4:00p - 8:00p.> Be sure to bring along this flier and Panera Bread will donate a portion of proceeds to AFN.
<<< December 1st, Tuesday >>>PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) and Answers4Families are sponsoring a webinar entitled 'At Risk with Only Guidance for Protection: Restraint and Seclusion Policy for Nebraska'. This presentation intends to educate about the extent of restraint and seclusion use in schools, raising awareness of the significant safety and health risks, the current system by which Nebraska authorizes and regulates schools’ use of seclusion and restraint, and some questions parents can ask or resources to use if the use of restraint or seclusion is suspected. Our speaker is Brad Muerrins from Disability Rights Nebraska. This Webinar will be offered at 12:30p and again at 8:30p Click here to view more information and to register.
<<< December 5th, Saturday >>>Join Autism Family Network for a free showing of "The Good Dinosaur" movie at Marcus Grand Theatre in Lincoln at 11:00a. RSVP required at autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com.

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Autism Family Network
5730 R Street, Suite C2
Lincoln, NE 68505



Donations to the Autism Family Network are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. 

View our November 2015 Newsletter

If you need help finding a resource, or would like to be added to our Email list, please email us at autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com.


Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman signs LB 254, introduced bill by Colby Coash, to have Nebraska become 36th state to pass autism insurance coverage law.View photos of the passing of LB 254.


Need more information about LB 254? Here is a link for more information about what LB 254 provides for Nebraskans. Note that there are links to documents as well as a streaming webinar. Depending on your computer system the streaming webinar may or may not work, the documents are all viewable/downloadable.LB 254 information.



Be sure to check out our current Newsletter for upcoming activities.


*** AFN Support Meeting:Join other parents for support, ideas and encouragement! Tuesday November 17th at Panera Bread (201 N. 66th St.) 6:30p.

Natural Therapy Pediatric Autism Group: We recently opened our Outpatient Clinic in downtown Omaha, where we offer traditional SLP, OT and PT therapies, along with a variety of specialized scopes of practice. One of which is centered around children on the Autistic Spectrum. Our focus is early intervention with therapy options around social play groups, Augmentative-Assistive Technology Communication Evaluation and Treats as well as direct Speech and Occupational Therapy.Visit the Natural Therapy web site.



P.E.E.R.S.® Social Skills Groups
Jennifer Schrage is a local provider for P.E.E.R.S.® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) Social Skills Groups. Ms. Schrage specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. Ms. Schrage, as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, understands the unique issues that families impacted by autism spectrum disorders often face. Ms. Schrage has been the Principal Investigator for a grant that received training at UCLA to provide social skills groups for elementary aged, adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. As a result of this training, Ms. Schrage is the only certified P.E.E.R.S.® provider in the state of Nebraska. Additionally, Ms. Schrage sees children, adolescents, young adults, and adults who are also struggling with mental health needs.
Contact information:
Jennifer Schrage, MS LIMHP
A Reason to Hope Counseling
4701 Van Dorn St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
, or jennifer.schrageareasontohopecounseling@hotmail.com





AFN joins up with Urban Legands Art Studio to create a autism themed door for this wonderful collaboration between artists and the community with Hildegard Art Project: Doorways of Hope View photos of creating the Autism Doorway to Hope.


CNN Explains: Asperger's


View KOLN/KGIN Autism Awareness Reports


View KLKN Autism Report


List of Resources

Wonderfully Made Friendship Club

Eagle Project: Autism Awareness




If you need help finding a resource, or would like to be added to our Email list, please email us at autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com.

Art Planet Rain Barrel Artists
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Link to Art Planet Web site.

Autism Race Car, #63
Autism RAce Car
Autism Family Network Photos

View Photos of Light It Up Blue 2014