Welcome to Autism Family Network of Lincoln, NE

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 2018 >>>

March 1 - Fundraiser for Heart in Hands
March 5 - Developmental Disability Awareness Month Ceremony
March 7 - Spread the Word to End the Word
March 10 - Aktion Club/People First Meeting
March 10 - May 19 - Early Childhood Music Therapy
March 17 - Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Advocates in Action
March 24 - Parent Support Group
April 1 - Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs
April 2 - Light It Up Blue at the Lincoln Capitol
April 7 - Capital City Blue Run for Autism 5K
April 14 - Tennis Tournament for Autism
April 19 & 20 - 2018 State Autism Conference
April 28 - Transition Conference
August 24 - Kids & Dreams Foundation Workshop with Temple Grandin
April 29 - Spaghetti Dinner for Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< March 24th, Saturday >>> Support Group Meeting. Join us for our next support group meeting, we will be discussing autism and behaviour issues. We will meet at the AFN Office at 5730 R. St. Suite C2, 9:00a - 10:00a. Please park in the back of the building (off of North 58th Street), please call our office 402-421-0874 if the doors are locked. Please RSVP by March 17th.
<<< April 1st, Sunday >>> Easter Egg Hunt for kids with special needs and their siblings. There will be 10,000 plastic eggs dropped from a helicopter at 2:30p at Abbot Sport Complex, football field #12, address is 7600 North 70th St. Lincoln, on the East side. Sponsored by the Elevate Church and Abbot Sports Complex. See our newsletter for more information.
<<< April 2nd, Monday>>>Light It Up Blue 2018! Lighting of Nebraska State Capitol, as the sun sets. We are meeting on the west side of the Capitol building by the statue of Lincoln.
<<< April 7th, Saturday >>> Join us for our Light It Up Blue 5K fun Run to promote autism awareness. Our formal activities will be from 9:00a - 12:00p, with registration starting at 8:00a, the Rail Yard in the Haymarket, Lincoln NE.
Click here to registration.
<<< April 14th, Saturday >>> Aces for Autism. Come join AFN at Genesis Health Club (formerly Racquet Club) for a fundraiser to benefit Autism Family Network, 9:00a. Cost is $25, which includes breakfast. A a silent auction will also be available. Please see our current newsletter for more information and the registration form.
<<< April 19th & 20th, Thursday & Friday >>>2018 - 15th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder State Conference. Embassy Suites Convention Center, LaVista Nebraska. Click here to view the Autism Spectrum Disorders Network web site for registration and more information.
<<< April 29th, Sunday>>> Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs is having a spaghetti feed fundraiser. 11:00a - 2:00p at St. John's Church cafeteria, 7601 Vine St. Lincoln. Adult plate $7, kids plate (12 and under) $4. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, breadstick, tea or water.
Please see our current newsletter for more information.

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Autism Family Network
5730 R Street, Suite C2
Lincoln, NE 68505



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

View our March 2018 Newsletter


Nebraska State Capitol Building goes Blue for 'Light It Blue - World Autism Awareness Day!".

Picture by Ronald Koch


List of Resources


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.



Be sure to check out our current Newsletter for upcoming activities.


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


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