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 2017 >>>

September 9 - IEP Advocacy Workshop
September 10 - Husker Heroes
September 15 - ARC and AFN Golf Scramble
September 24 - Special Needs Mass at St. John's

October 14 - AFN Night at Deer Springs Winery
October 21 - Support Group Coffee at Gateway Mall
October 27 - Trunk or Treat (more info to come)

November 10 - Autism Action Partnership Autism Summit

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< September 9th, Saturday >>>Please join us at St. Mark's Church (84th and Pioneers Street in Lincoln, NE) for a free hands on IEP Advocacy Workshop. It's a new school year, is last year's IEP still working for your child? Learn new advocacy techniques that can help you get results to improve your child's education. Bring a copy of your IEP and a highlighter! Park by and enter on the south side at the Lower fellowship Hall.Please register at: http://www.dsaane.org/iep-workshop.html
<<< September 10th, 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. Memorial Football Stadium, Lincoln. Use gate 11 to enter (northwest corner) parking available in north stadium parking lot. All ages and abilities welcome.Click here for more information and registration.
<<< September 15th, Friday >>>Join the ARC of Lincoln and Autism Family Network for a Golf Scramble at Hi-Mark Golf Course, Lincoln NE. See our current Newsletter for all the details.
<<< September 24th, Sunday >>>The Autism Family Network would like to invite all families of children and adults with special needs for a special needs service for ALL God's children. 5:00p at St. John's Catholic Church 7601 Vine Street. This mass is open to all faiths and designed to appeal to any age, and especially appropriate for people with Autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, Down Syndrome or any other developmental/physical challenges. The structured, 45 minute service is a combination of music, prayer and optional communion. This service brings together children and adults with disabilities AND children and adults without disabilities to learn together, and from each other, in an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance.
<<< October 14th, Saturday >>>Barn Dance for Autism Family Network. Join us along with Deer Springs Winery and Blue Blood Beer for an evening of food, fun and music. Music provided by Hardknox. Meet us at Deer Springs Winery, 16255 Adams Street, 6:00p - 9:00p. Tickets are $25 per ticket.Please register at: http://www.arclincoln.org
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 September 2017 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