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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 2016>>>
March 11 - Temple Grandin Conference - Omaha
April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day Run
April 2 - Light It Up Blue - West side of Nebraska State Capitol Building, 7:00p
April 7 & 8 - Nebraska ASD Network's Annual Conference - LaVista
April 9 - Tennis tournament for Autism at Lincoln Racquet Club - Lincoln
April 21 - Perfect Storm Workshop - Omaha
April 29 - Campout at Henry Doorly Zoo
May 14 - Transition Work Shop

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< April 2nd, Saturday >>>Please join Autism Family Network for a "Light It Up Blue Run For Autism 5K". 5K starts at 9:00a with kids fun run at 10:00a, all proceeds going to benefit families affected by autism. Please Click here for more details
<<< April 2nd, Saturday >>>Light It Up Blue 2016! Lighting of Nebraska State Capitol. We are meeting on the west side of the Capitol building by the statue of Lincoln at 7:00p.
<<< April 7th - 8th, Thursday - Friday >>>Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorder Network's 13th Annual Autism Conference, Embassy Suites, La Vista. See our current newsletter for more details and how to register.
<<< April 9th, Saturday >>>Join us at the Lincoln Racquet Club for a Tennis Tournament for Autism and silent auction. 5300 Old Cheney Road, 9:00a, cost is $25, which includes breakfast. Please register with Rick at 402-423-2511 or email Rick at rick@lincolnracquetclub.com
<<< April 9th, Saturday >>>29th Annual Early Childhood Celebration. 9:00a - 1:00p Southeast Community College Gymnasium, 8800 O St. Lincoln NE.
<<< April 21st, Thursday >>>Here we go again! We are having another absolutely awesome community event because parents are asking for answers. This event is for parents with kids living on the spectrum. Parents will walk away with more certainty that they are choosing the correct therapies at the correct time, learn skills for home that reduce stress and fear in their child, and gain many resources to help them for years to come. Food, drinks, and a great workshop all for $10/person. This fundraising community event is giving all proceeds back to the autism community for research, awareness, and acceptance. Please Click here for more details and to register.
<<< April 29th, Friday >>>The Autism Family Network and Autism Action Partnership is offering families a chance to stay overnight in the aquarium and have a night tour of the Henry Doorly Zoo. The cost of the overnight stay is $30 per person. Join us for an exciting look at the zoo after hours. Through guided tours in the evening and early morning, you will get the inside scoop on our animals from the amazing education staff members from the Henry Doorly Zoo. Please see our current newsletter for more details and registration form.
<<< May 21st, Saturday >>>Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a special need, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. Join us on May 14th from 10am - 4pm at the Bryan Plaza and find out what possibilities are available for transitioning children. Please Click here for more details and to register.
<<< June 4 - July 16 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 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.


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

402-421-0874

 

Donations to the Autism Family Network are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. 
NEWS, EVENTS and RESOURCES

View our April 2016 Newsletter

 

Nebraska State Capitol Building goes Blue for 'Light It Blue - World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2016'".

Picture by Ronald Koch

 

AFN would like to thank our sponsors of the 'Light It Up Blue Run For Autism".

 

 

Special Needs Santa Visits Lincoln Children's Museum.Lincoln Children's Museum, Autism Action Partnership, Autism Family Network and ARC of Lincoln sponsored a sensory friendly Santa. See photo album.

 

Special Needs Santa Visits Lincoln Children's Museum. Lincoln Children's Museum, Autism Action Partnership, Autism Family Network and ARC of Lincoln sponsored a sensory friendly Santa. See video news report.


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.

 

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

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.


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