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

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Calendar Highlights
<<< April 21st, Monday >>>Nebraska becomes 36th state to pass autism insurance coverage.

<<< July 15th, Tuesday >>>Buffalo Wings & Rings - 350 Canopy St. Suite 200. Fundraiser -- Buffalo Wings and Rings will donate back to Autism Family Network, 5:00p - 8:00p.
<<< July 26th, Saturday >>>Join the O.N.E. Coalition, and Autism Family Network for a FREE evening of swimming for the whole family at Star City Shores, 8:30p - 10:00p.Click here for required registration, children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< June 7 - July 19 Saturdays >>>Homer's Heroes Baseball League, Sponsored by Lincoln Optimist Clubs of Lincoln. Ages 5 - 17. Games are played 9:30a - 10:30a each Saturday, Lewis Fields across from Lincoln High School. Click here to register for this event and for more information.
HOMER'S HEROES BASEBALL was founded in 1992, when the Optimist Clubs of Lincoln began providing boys and girls with a wide range of disabilities the opportunity to experience the fun and emotional development of playing in an organized baseball league.
<<< August 16th, Saturday >>>Nebraska Walleye Association along with The O.N.E. Coalition are sponsoring a fishing clinic for special youth. Shelter #1, at Holmes Lake in Lincoln, check-in at 11:30a. The NWA is providing a short dinner before the start of the clinic. No fishing gear required, it will be provided. Come learn about casting, bait, knot tying and water safety. Parent or Guardian must attend (siblings are welcome as well). Sign up by August 15th by contacting: Email Jennifer Meints or call (402)-327-6061. Click here for more information.
<<< September 18th - 19th, Thursday Friday>>>Jason Peter, All Fore Autism Family Network Gold Tournament at Hillcrest Country Club. See current newsletter for details about sponsorships.
<<< October 5th, Sunday >>>Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Annual Autism Speaks Walk, Haymarket Park, Lincoln Nebraska. More details to come.

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Autism Family Network, P.O. Box 67053 Lincoln, NE 68506


Donations to the Autism Family Network are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. 
Nebraksa Governor Dave Heineman signs LB 254, introduced bill by Colby Coash, to have Nebraska become 36th state to pass autism insurance coverage law.



View our July 2014 Newsletter

*** Note: WE NOW HAVE A NEW GMAIL email: autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com. If you have not received a recent copy of our current newsletter, please email us at autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com.***




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


Summer Camp Grants - With help from the Autism Action Partnership, the Autism Family Network will be awarding summer camp grants to help cover some of the costs. Please click here to print out the application, fill it out and mail it to AFN at the address on the application.


Autism Speaks Baker Summer Camp Program - These camps include SumFun Day Camp, Art Camp, and Drama Camp. Please click here for available camps and registration.


AFN joins up with Urban Legands Art Studio to create a autism themed door for this wonderful collaboration between artists and the community.


Hildegard Art Project: Doorways of Hope :: Please take a couple of seconds to vote for the AFN art project. Vote for Urban Legands/ AFN Doorway of Hope -- 'TAKE THAT, AUTISM'


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




Upcoming AFN meetings will be listed here when dates are scheduled.

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

PEERS Social Skills Group


Munroe-Meyer Institute is offering social skills training group for adolescents with ASD's and their families. There are two programs available, one for young adults 12 - 18 years old and one for young adults 18 - 28 years old. Information on the upcoming groups are offered below. Programs available in Lincoln and Omaha. Referrals and further questions can be directed to Jennifer Schrage (LMHP) at (402) 559-6413, or Jennifer.Schrage@unmc.edu


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