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.

<<< 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.
<<< September 21st, Sunday >>>Husker Heroes, a time for individuals with disabilities and their families to hang out with Husker Athletes. More Information to come shortly...
Walk Now For Autism Speaks Dates
<<< August 9th, Saturday >>>Sponsor Night at Haymarket Park August 9th at 7:05p Sioux City Canaries vs Lincoln Saltdogs. (You will need to purchase tickets for the game). We will have a table there encouraging people to register for the walk, have walk materials and information about how people can donate. See current AFN newsletter for more information.
<<< August 16th, Saturday >>>Walk Now For Autism Speaks, Nebraska Kick-Off. 10:00a Marcus Grand Cinema, 1101 P St Lincoln NE. Please join us and pick up team captain walk packets, free banners, posters and brochures, come learn more about the October 5th walk. Friends/Family are all invited to this event.

Please RSVP by August 13th, please include number of adults and children that will be attending:nebraska@autismspeaks.org, Phone:515-218-4493. After kick-off program there will be a complimentary showing of the acclaimed autism documentary, "Sounding the Alarm". See the AFN newsletter for more information.

<<< October 5th, Sunday >>>Walk For Autism Speaks, Haymarket Park Lincoln NE. Registration starting at 11:00a and the walk at 1:00p. Food and activities provided. Click here for more information and registration.


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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. 

View our August 2014 Newsletter


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


*** 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.


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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