Welcome to Autism Family Network of Lincoln, NE
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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 >>>
May 13 - Transition Fair
May 13 - Parents Social, Deer Springs Winery
May 18 - Give to Lincoln Day
May 21 - Sowers Club Car Show for AFN

June 3 - Sib Shop
June 3 thru July 15 - Homers Heroes
June 7 thru July 27 - Communication Works Summer Classes
June 9 - Swim Night at Star City Shores
June 9-11 & 16-18 - Penguin Project Performance of High School Musical Jr
June 19 thru July 27 - SumFun Summer Camp
June 24 - Cars 3 Movie

July 28 - Swim Night at Star City Shores

August 11 - Swim Night at Star City Shores
August 19 - Fishing Is Fun

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< May 13th, Saturday >>>The Arc of Lincoln and Austism Family Network are sponsoring the 2017 Transition Conference. May 13th, 9:00a - 4:00p Bryan East Plaza, 1600 S. 48th St. Lincoln NE. Click here to register for the Transition Conference.
<<< May 13th, Saturday >>>Parents, come join us at Deer Springs Winery for a relaxing evening on May 13th at 7:00p. Space is limited for AFN families. (Buy your own wine.) Located at 16255 Adams St. Please RSVP us for this event.
<<< May 18th, 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 18th. Together, we have the power to raise thousands of dollars to support Lincoln's nonprofit organizations. Every donation you make on May 1st - May 18th helps your favorite charities even more because they will also receive a proportional share of our $350,000 challenge match pool! Click here to support AFN. See our current May newsletter for details.
<<< May 21st, Sunday >>>Sowers Club of Lincoln is sponsoring a car show, May 21st - Gateway Mall West Parking Lot. Proceeds go to Autism Family Network and Child Advocacy Center of Lincoln.
<<< June 3 - July 15 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.
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 9th, Friday >>>Join the O.N.E. Coalition, and Autism Family Network for a FREE evening of swimming for the whole family at Star City Shores, 8:30p - 10:00p. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< June 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th and 18th >>>The Penguin Project® presents 'High School Musical 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. See our current newsletter for ticket information.
<<< June 24, Saturday >>>Service Call of Lincoln is sponsoring a movie day for Autism Family Network at Marcus Theaters East Park 10:30a for a free showing of 'Cars 3'.Please register for this event, up to 5 seats per family.
<<< July 28th, Friday >>>Join the O.N.E. Coalition, and Autism Family Network for a FREE evening of swimming for the whole family at Star City Shores, 8:30p - 10:00p. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< August 11th, Friday >>>Join the O.N.E. Coalition, and Autism Family Network for a FREE evening of swimming for the whole family at Star City Shores, 8:30p - 10:00p. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.
<<< August 19th, Saturday >>>Nebraska Walleye Association along with others 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 17th by contacting: Email Vicki Depenbusch to register or call 402-421-0874.
Please see our current newsletter for more information.

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

402-421-0874

 

Donations to the Autism Family Network are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. 
NEWS, EVENTS and RESOURCES

View our May 2017 Newsletter

 



Thank You for joining us for the FOREMAN FOUNDATION AUTISM FAMILY NETWORK GOLF TOURNAMENT at HiMark in September 2016!


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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Autism Race Car, #63
Autism RAce Car
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