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>>>
July 25 – Fire & Safety Day, Bellevue
July 25 - Autism Awareness Kickball Tournament Fundraiser, Omaha
August 8 - Family Swim Night at Star City Shores
August 29 - Special Needs Fishing Clinic
September 20 - AFN and ARC of Nebraska -- Pins and Pals Fund Raiser Bowl-A-Thon September 27 - Autism Speaks Walk, Lincoln
November 6 - Campout at Henry Doorly Zoo

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< August 8th, 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.
<<< August 29th, 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 lunch 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 28th by contacting: Email Jennifer Meints or call (402)-327-6061. See our current newsletter for registration form.
<<< September 20th, Sunday >>>Pins and Pals Bowl-A-Thon Fund Raiser
Autism Family Network and ARC of Lincoln are holding a 'Pins and Pals' Bowl-A-Thon fund raiser. $25 registration per person/$125 per team.Click here for registration.
Walk Now For Autism Speaks Dates
<<< September 27th, 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.


Be a Super Hero!

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


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

View our July 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: There will not be a support meeting for June.

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.


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.

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


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