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 >>>
Every Tuesday in April -- 6:00p - 9:00p Cherry on Top Fundraiser
April 1 - Capital City Blue Run, 5K Fun Run
April 11 - Autism Comes to Nebraska State Capitol
April 12 - Proclamation of Autism Awareness Month
April 16 - Easter Egg Hunt
April 22 - Cardio Tennis for Autism
Every Tuesday in April -- 6:00p - 9:00p Cherry on Top Fundraiser

May 13 - Transition Fair
May 13 - Parents Social, Deer Springs Winery
May 21 - Sowers Club Car Show for AFN

August 19 - Fishing Is Fun

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< April 11th, Tuesday >>>Autism Society of Nebraska is excited to meet up with our State Senators at our first ever autism event at the State Capitol. 8:15a - 9:45a Room 1023 State Capitol Building, 1445 K St. Lincoln.
<<< April 12th, Wednesday >>>Join us at the Proclamation as Governor Ricketts proclaims April as Autism Awareness Month April 12, 2017 at 10:00a State Capitol, Warner Chamber 1445 K St. Lincoln.
<<< April 16th, Sunday >>>NOTE: Day changed to Sunday due to weather. Easter Egg Hunt For Kids with Special Needs And their Siblings. 2:30p Abbot Sports Complex, 7600 N. 70th St. Lincoln, on field 12. Sponsored by Elevate Church.
<<< April 22nd, Saturday >>>Cardio Tennis for Autism. 8:00a - 12:00p At Lincoln Racquet Club. Come for a light breakfast, cardio tennis and silent auction.For more information or to register please email Rick, or call Rick at Lincoln Racquet Club at 402-423-2511
<<< April 29th, Saturday >>>The Early Childhood Celebration is an annual community event created to celebrate the national Week of the Young Child. Sponsored largely by the Lincoln Association for the Education of Young Children (LAEYC), the Celebration emphasizes activities, programs, and events which promote healthy physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development of children. Local childcare providers and agencies will provide hands-on experiences for children of all ages as well as stage performances throughout the event. Southeast Community College Gymnasium, 8800 O Street, 9:00a - 12:00p. This is a free event.
<<< 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 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.
<<< 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



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

View our April 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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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