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 >>>

April 2 - Light It Up Blue at the Lincoln Capitol, 7:00p - 9:00p
April 7 - Capital City Blue Run for Autism 5K
April 12 - Granite City Dine to Donate
April 14 - Tennis Tournament for Autism
April 14 - People First Meeting
April 19 & 20 - 2018 State Autism Conference
April 22 - Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs
April 28 - Transition Conference
April 28 - Heartland Paranormal Resource Event
April 29 - Spaghetti Dinner for Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs
May 31 - Give To Lincoln Day
July 11 - Journey of Hope Dance
August 24 - Kids & Dreams Foundation Workshop with Temple Grandin
August 25 - Special Needs Fishing Clinic

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< April 2nd, Monday>>>Light It Up Blue 2018! Lighting of Nebraska State Capitol, as the sun sets at 7:00p - 9:00pm. 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 12th, Thursday >>>Granite City Food and Brewery along with Alpha Xi Delta is having a 20% Dine to Donate fundraiser for AFN. Printout the out the flyer from our newsletter and present it to your server for AFN to receive 20% of your total tab as a donation.
<<< April 14th, Saturday >>> Aces for Autism. Come join AFN at Genesis Health Club (formerly Racquet Club) for a fundraiser to benefit Autism Family Network, 9:00a. Cost is $25, which includes breakfast. A a silent auction will also be available. Please see our current newsletter for more information and the registration form.
<<< 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.
<<< April 22nd, Sunday >>> Easter Egg Hunt for kids with special needs and their siblings. There will be 10,000 plastic eggs dropped from a helicopter at 2:30p at Abbot Sport Complex, football field #12, address is 7600 North 70th St. Lincoln, on the East side. Sponsored by the Elevate Church and Abbot Sports Complex. See our newsletter for more information.
<<< April 28th, Saturday >>>Advocacy Partnership For People With Special Needs is having their 2018 Transition Conference. Bryan East Plaza, 1600 S. 48 St. Lincoln, 8:30a - 4:00p " Click here to view the Arc of Lincoln web site for registration and more information.
<<< April 28th, Saturday >>> Join Heartland Paranormal to help support Autism Awareness and ARC of Lincoln for a paranormal resource event, 4:00p - 7:00pm at 3151 South Street, donation is $5. This is open to everyone! Adults and kids are welcome. There will be a raffle basket at each station to try and win. There is also a mini-investigation at 7:00p for an additional $10 donation. Please see our current newsletter for more information.
<<< April 29th, Sunday>>> Advocacy Partnership for People with Special Needs is having a spaghetti feed fundraiser. 11:00a - 2:00p at St. John's Church cafeteria, 7601 Vine St. Lincoln. Adult plate $7, kids plate (12 and under) $4. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, breadstick, tea or water.
<<< August 24th, Friday>>>The Kids & Dreams Foundation is excited to announce that registration has opened for returning attendees to our 4th Annual Kids & Dreams Autism Conference at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. If you haven't heard yet, we will be having Dr. Temple Grandin as our keynote speaker at this year's conference. Because of that, we have decided to start registration much earlier, as we are expecting around 1,000 individuals to attend. We wanted to make sure anyone who has attended our Autism Conference in the past has the first chance to get registered and save your spot before it fills up!
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 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