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.

<<< May 5th, Tuesday >>>AFN Support Meeting: Join other parents for support, ideas and encouragement! Mazatlan (70th & O Street) 6:00p.
<<< 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.
<<< May 28th, Thursday >>>Annual Give to Lincoln Day. A Special Day to Make Special Things Happen in Lincoln Give To Lincoln Day is your chance to make a real impact on Lincoln's quality of life. We encourage everyone to join us for a record-setting day of giving on May 28th. Together, we have the power to raise thousands of dollars to support Lincoln's nonprofit organizations. Every donation you make on May 28th helps your favorite charities even more because they will also receive a proportional share of our $300,000 challenge match pool! Click here on May 28th to support AFN. See our current May newsletter for details.
<<< 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 12th, Friday >>>Support Autism at Blue Blood Brewing Company. 5:00p - 10:00p 500 W. South St. Help us raise the "bar" for autism, 20% of sales will go to the mission of Autism Family Network.
<<< June 20th, Saturday >>>Sleeping with the Penguins at the Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Nebraska. Co-sponsored with Autism Action Partnership. Registration is required by May 25th, autismfamilynetworklincoln@gmail.com. Cost is $30 per person. See flyer for more details:Sleep With the Penguins.
<<< 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.
<<< Events For 2015>>>
May 28 - Give to Lincoln Day, Lincoln
June 1 - Urban Legends Summer Art Camp, Lincoln
June 6 - Family Swim Night at Star City Shores
June 6 - Homer's Heroes Baseball begins
June 12 - Blue Blood Brewing Company, Lincoln
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
September 27 - Autism Speaks Walk, Lincoln
November 6 - Campout at Henry Doorly Zoo

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
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 May 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 May 5th at Mazatlan (70th & O Street) 6:00p.

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.



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