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>>>
September 13 - Husker Heroes
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...
<<< September 13th, 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. Enter at Gate 11 to Memorial Stadium (Northwest corner). Parking is available in the NorthStadium parking lot. All ages and abilities welcome.Click here for more information.
Click here for more on what you need to register.
<<< 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
<<< August 22nd, Saturday >>>Autism Speaks Sponsor Night at Haymarket Park August 22nd at 6:05p Sioux City Explorers 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.
<<< 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 August 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: We will update information here when Support Meeting will be held.

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.



P.E.E.R.S.® Social Skills Groups
Jennifer Schrage is a local provider for P.E.E.R.S.® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) Social Skills Groups. Ms. Schrage specializes in working with children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. Ms. Schrage, as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, understands the unique issues that families impacted by autism spectrum disorders often face. Ms. Schrage has been the Principal Investigator for a grant that received training at UCLA to provide social skills groups for elementary aged, adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. As a result of this training, Ms. Schrage is the only certified P.E.E.R.S.® provider in the state of Nebraska. Additionally, Ms. Schrage sees children, adolescents, young adults, and adults who are also struggling with mental health needs.
Contact information:
Jennifer Schrage, MS LIMHP
A Reason to Hope Counseling
4701 Van Dorn St.
Lincoln, NE 68506
, or jennifer.schrageareasontohopecounseling@hotmail.com





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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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