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.

<<< April 2nd, Thursday >>>World Autism Awareness Day 2015!
<<< April 7th, Tuesday >>>AFN Support Meeting: Join other parents for support, ideas and encouragement! Panera (66th & O Street) 6:00p.
<<< April 9th & 10th, Thursday & Friday >>>Annual Autism Spectrum Disorders Network Nebraska State Conference. Younes Convention Center Kearney. Click here to view the Autism Spectrum Disorders Network web site for registration and more information.
<<< April 10th, Friday >>>Light It Up Blue 2015! LIGHT IT UP BLUE at Blue Blood Brewing Company, 500 W South Street 5:00p - 10:00. Help us raise the "bar" for autism. 20% of the sales on April 10th will be donated to the mission of the Autism Family Network. Checkout current newsletter for more details.
<<< April 24th, Friday >>>Join Autism Family Network and Men with Dreams Inc. at Antelope Park (small building), 23rd and N. to 33rd and Sheridan Blvd., Lincoln, 5:00p - 9:00p. This will be a fun community event for all families to attend! We will have food, booth's sponsored by local businesses, games, and family competitions/relays. Click here to view more information.
<<< April 25th, Saturday >>>Join us at the Lincoln Racquet Club on April 25, 2015 9:00a to support the Autism Family Network. The cost is $25 and it includes breakfast as well. Silent auction items will be available as well. Click here to view more information.
<<< April 28th, Tuesday >>>PTI Nebraska (Parent Training and Information) is sponsoring a workshop on Bullying, entitled "Recognition and Intervention". This workshop helps you stay current with educational directives, laws, definitions, and recommendations for action, strategies and ideas. 6:00p - 8:00p Meadow Lane Elementary School. Click here to view more information.
<<< May 27, Wednesday >>>The ARC of Nebraska is teaming up with Lincoln SaltDogs for a fund raiser, $10 tickets with $5 going to The ARC of Nebraska. Game time is 6:35p vs. Gary South Shore. Click here to order tickets.
<<< June 6th - July 18th 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 and to register for this event.---
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.
<<< June 20th, Saturday >>>Sleeping with the Penguines at the Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Nebraska. Registration is required by May 25th, autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com. Cost is $30 per person. See flyer for more details:Sleep With the Penguins.
<<< Events For 2015>>>
March 3 - AFN Parent Advisory Meeting
March 7 - Step It Up in Kearney, NE
March 11 - ABLE Act Hearing at the Nebraska State Capitol
March 12 - Watch Me Talk Sign Language Class
April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
April 9 & 10 - NE ASD Network State Conference, Kearney
April 10 - Light It Up Blue at Blue Blood Brewing Company
April 16 - Special Needs Resource Fair, Bellevue
April 18 - Step It Up in Omaha, NE
April 18 - Autism Society of Nebraska Walk, Omaha
April 25 - Gymnastics Day
June 6 - Family Swim Night at Star City Shores
June 6 - Homer's Heroes Baseball begins
June 20 - Campout at Henry Doorly Zoo
July 18 - Family Swim Night at Star City Shores
August 8 - Family Swim Night at Star City Shores
August 29 - Special Needs Fishing Clinic
November 6 - Campout at Henry Doorly Zoo

Please see current Newsletter for more information...

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 April 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: Join other parents for support, ideas and encouragement! Tuesday April 7th at Panera (66th & O Street) 6:00p.


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