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 >>>

January 8 - LPS Parent Advisory Meeting
January 10 - Parent Training at CARD (Omaha)
January 26 - Respite Night - Lincoln
January 30 - Defy Gravity Event - Lincoln
January 30 & February 1 - Penguin Project
February 9 - Night to Shine; Tim Tebow Foundation
February 16 - Valentine's Day Dance
March 10 - May 19 - Early Childhood Music Therapy
April 2 - Light It Up Blue at the Lincoln Capitol
April 7 - Capital City Blue Run for Autism 5K
April 19 & 20 - 2018 State Autism Conference

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< January 20th, Saturday >>>**** DUE TO A SCHEDULE CONFLICT THIS ACTIVITY NEEDED TO BE CANCELED ****Support Group for Kids & Adults with Special Needs:.
<<< January 26th, Friday >>>Parent of a child with special needs? Enjoy a night out for Respite Night at First Free Church 6:00p - 9:00p. We set up our church building to meet the needs of all children. Carnival games, tricycles, hula-hoops and dancing ribbons are available. We also have individual classrooms set up with specific sensory-type activities such as wet sensory, dry sensory, a quiet room, building blocks, and more. We have face-painting and craft-making. The entire evening is structured so that every child can find something they enjoy. For more information and required registration visit First Free Church Respite Nitght
<<< January 30th, Tuesday>>>Defy Gravity outing. We have scheduled a free senory friendly family event at Defy Gravity. Check in will be at 6:15p to sign waivers and jumping will be from 6:30 - 7:30pm. This is a sensory friendly event with no music or strobe lights. If your family has never been to Defy Gravity, please consider joining us! Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com
<<< Penguin Project® INFORMATION meetings January 30th and February 1st. >>>Information meetings for the 2018 performance will be held for this years presentation from 6:00p - 7:00p, at the Lincoln Community Playhouse 2500 South 56th St. Lincoln. The Penguin Project® presents 'The MusicMan Jr.' at the Lincoln Community Playhouse. The Penguin Project® was created by Dr. Andrew Morgan and his wife, Kathy, from Peoria, Illinois to give children with disabilities the opportunity to perform in a community theatre. The Lincoln Community Playhouse was the first community theatre outside of Illinois to partner with The Penguin Project® to produce a production. The Penguin Project® is open to any individual with a developmental disability and utilizes a "peer mentor" system, linking each young artist with an age level peer who does not have a disability.
<<< February 16th, Friday >>> The O.N.E. Coalition will be putting together another Sensory Friendly Valentine's Day Dance again this year. A time for teens and young adults with disabilities to enjoy going to a dance, and to practice social skills in sensory friendly environment. It will be at St. Mark's Church in Lincoln 8550 Pioneers Blvd from 7:00p - 9:00p. Enter at the Family Life Center entrance on the south side.Registration is requested : Register for Valentine's Dance
<<< 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 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.
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 January 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