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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>>>
June - July --> SumFun 2016 Day Camps, available from Urban Legends Art Studio
see our current newsletter for more information

June 1 - Parents Meeting with Courtney Miller, DHHS, Lincoln
June 4 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln
June 21 - Basic ABA for Parents, Lincoln
June 23 - "Finding Dory" Movie, Lincoln 6:30p - Marcus Grand Theatres - downtown Lincoln
July 2 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln
July 11 & July 25 - It's All About the Plan Courses, Lincoln
August 11 - Fishing Is Fun, Lincoln
August 20 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln
September 23 - Foreman Foundation Autism Golf Tournament

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< June 1st, Thursday >>>PARENTS MEETING WITH DHHS. Join us for an open forum meeting with Courtney Miller from DHHS Division of Developmental Disabilities. Courtney would like to hear from families the problems and issues that they are experiencing to see where her division can help. Please join us on June 1 at 6:30p at the Lincoln Community Foundations located at 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor.Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com
<<< June 4th, 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< June 23rd, Thursday >>>Join us at the Grand Theatre to see "Finding Dory", 6:30p - Marcus Grand Theatres - downtown Lincoln. There are only 100 seats for our private showing so you must register in order to attend. We'll be handing out small bags of popcorn at the showing as well.Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com,Let us know the number in your party coming. Please don't register more than 5 people so we can give other families a chance to join us. Thank you.
<<< 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.
<<< July 2nd, 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. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< August 11th, Thursday >>>Nebraska Walleye Association is sponsoring a fishing clinic for special youth. ZOETIS (PFIZER) LAKE check-in at 5:00p. The NWA is providing hot dogs, chips and a drink 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 9th by contacting: Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com or call 402-421-0874.
<<< August 20th, 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, 6:30p - 8:00p. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< September 23rd, Friday >>>Join us for the FOREMAN FOUNDATION AUTISM FAMILY NETWORK GOLF TOURNAMENT at HiMark Golf Course Lincoln,NE. Please Click here for more details and to sign up for a day of golfing.


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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 June 2016 Newsletter

 

Join us for the FOREMAN FOUNDATION AUTISM FAMILY NETWORK GOLF TOURNAMENT at HiMark Golf Course Lincoln,NE. Please Click here for more details and to sign up for a day of golfing.

 

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.

 

It's All About The Plan - A summer self-advocacy course for students with disabilities. This course allows students to learn about and practice self-advocacy. Includes hands on activities, community speakers, and e-learning tools. Developed through partnership of Disability Rights Nebraska, ARC of Lincoln, Autism Family Network and Fritz and O'Hare Associates. The cost if free thanks to Nebraska VR grant. See our current newsletter for more information.

 

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.


Art Planet Rain Barrel Artists
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