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.

<<< September 18th, Thursday >>> PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) is sponsoring a workshop on "How to help your Struggling Child", This workshop will cover an overview of options parents have when their child is struggling in school. Parents will learn about both regular and special education options including the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and special services in a 504 plan. 6:00p - 8:00p at Meadow Lane Elementary, 7200 Vine Street in Lincoln. Click here to view more information.
<<< September 21st, Sunday >>> Husker Heroes, a time for individuals with disabilities and their families to hang out with Husker Athletes. 5:00p - 6:30p, registration is Required. Memorial Stadium, Gate 11. Parking available in North Stadium Parking Lot. All ages and abilities welcome.
Click here for more information and how to register.
<<< September 25th, Thursday >>> Nebraska Autism Insurance Law Implementation Meeting | Munroe-Meyer Institute | University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 9:00a - 11:30a CST. Many changes and updates are taking place due to the passage of LB 254 by the Nebraska Legislature, ACA and new CMS Guidelines. This FREE event is open to parents, providers, advocates, etc. and will be live-streaming if you are unable to attend in person. Click here for more information and registration.
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.


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 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.


Future Horizons is sponsoring an Autism/Asperger's conference in Sioux City, Friday October 3rd, Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin. Click here for more information 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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