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 >>>

October 7 - Sensory Friendly Social Hour for Kids with Special Needs
October 14 - AFN Night at Deer Springs Winery
October 20 - Karaoke For A Cause
October 21 - Support Group Coffee at Gateway Mall
October 21 - Young Adult Social Club
October 24 - Arc of Lincoln Family Connections
October 27 - Trunk or Treat

November 9 - Arc of Lincoln/Harvest Moon 2017
November 10 - Autism Action Partnership Autism Summit

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< October 7th, Saturday >>>A Special Needs Support Group -Where No One Stands Alone- Sensory Friendly Social Hour for Young Kids with Special Needs. Gateway Mall, Lincoln NE 9:00a - 10:00a. Meet at the play area.
<<< 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
<<< October 20th, Friday >>>The ladies of Alpha Xi Delta will host the 2017 Karaoke For A Cause. They are inviting families from the Autism Family Network to join them from 7:00p - 8:00p for free! Please tell them you are with AFN so you don't get charged. 1619 R Street Alpha Xi Delta House. Alpha Xi Delta's philanthropy is to help promote understanding and acceptance of autism and raise and funds by participating in various Autism Speaks events. With one in 68 children diagnosed with autism and no known cure, Alpha Xi Deltas are committed to improving the lives of children and families affected by autism.
<<< October 21st, Saturday >>>Support Group for Kids & Adults with Special Needs. Gateway Mall, Lincoln 9:00a - 10:00a. Meet at the Center Court seating area.
<<< October 21st, Saturday >>>Young Adult Social Club Join us on October 21st as we watch Star Wars Rogue One! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character or bring something from Star Wars. Everyone that comes in costume or brings a Star Wars item will receive a chance to win a Star Wars gift basket. Doors open at 3:30p Movie begins at 4:00p - 6:30p Movie will be shown at Jessica Dodd's School of Dance 922 N. 70th (70th & Vine in Meadowlane Shopping Center) Popcorn & bottled water will be provided.
<<< October 24th, Tuesday >>>The ARC of Lincoln Family Connections - Come learn about Nebraska VR (Vocational Rehabilitation). We will meet at Companion Linc 101 SW 14th between the Advocacy Partnership Thrift Store and Phat Jack's BBQ, 6:00p - 7:30p. Registration by October 20th is required, and dinner provided. Email Adam Feser to register or call 402-421-8866.
<<< October 27th, Friday >>>Halloween Trunk or Treat, an even for children with disabilities and their families. Complete Children's Health, new South location, 4020 Hohensee Dr. Lincoln, 6:00p - 8:00p.
<<< November 9th, Thursday >>>ARC of Lincoln presents 'Harvest Moon', a Live and Silent Auction fund raiser with Cocktails and Hors d'oevres. Lincoln Firefighters Reception Hall, 241 Victory Lane, 6:30p. Registration is required. Email to register or call 402-421-8866.
<<< November 9th, Friday >>>Autism Action Partnership is sponsoring an Autism Summit, "Life without Boxes". Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Omaha, 8:00a - 4:30p. See our current newsletter for session and registration 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 October 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