<<< April 21st 2014 >>> Nebraska becomes 36th state to pass autism insurance coverage.
<<< Events For 2018 >>>
June 1 - July 27 - Art Classes at Urban Legends Art Studio
June 2 - Homer's Heroes (Saturdays thru July 14th)
June 8-10 & 15-17 - The Penguin Project Play at the Lincoln Community Playhouse
June 9 - Aktion Club/People First Meeting
June 16 - Free Family Movie
June 23 - Free Swim Night
July 11 - Journey of Hope Dance
July 17 - 19 : It's All About the Plan
July 24 - 26 : It's All About the Plan
August 11 - Free Swim Night
August 24 - Kids & Dreams Foundation Workshop with Temple Grandin
August 25 - Special Needs Fishing Clinic
Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< June 1 - July 27 >>>Urban Legends Summer art allows a kid to experiment in a plethora of art mediums in a safe, nurturing classroom with experienced instructors. Hands-on opportunities to explore art while learning educational facts. UL classes engage all of the senses for a memorable, fun-fastic art experience! Geared towards ages 8-15 years. See our current newsletter for more information.
<<< June 2 - July 14 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 8th - June 10th & June 15th - 17th >>>The Penguin Project® presents 'The Music Man 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.
There will also be an "Exceptional Family" performance on Thursday, June 7th at 7:30p where area families with members with special needs are invited to attend at no charge. Tickets for Exceptional Family Night must be booked through the box office.
<<< June 16th, Saturday >>>Join us at the Marcus Edgewood Theatres to see "Incredibles 2", 10:30a - 5220 S 56th Street. This is a sensory friendly event. You must register in order to attend. Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com,Let us know the number in your party coming. We are limiting this to only immediate family members . Thank you.
<<< June 23rd, Saturday >>>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.
<<< July 11th, Wednesday >>> Journey of Hope Dance 2018. Christ United Methodist Church, 7:00p - 9:00p, 4530 A Street, park in back and follow the signs! The dance will be a community wide, all-ages celebration supporting individuals with developmental disabilities! See our newsletter for more information about Journey of Hope and the dance.
<<< July 17th - 19th and 24th - 26th, Tuesday through Thursday >>> Special Education Coordinators & Parents/Guardians, Once again Disability Rights Nebraska, Fritz & O'Hare Associates and the Autism Family Network/Arc of Lincoln are teaming up to offer free summer self-advocacy courses for students with disabilities. The purpose of the program is to provide educational and practical experiences in self-advocacy for transition-aged students with disabilities in the Lincoln area. The student sessions will be held at The Career Academy, which is a partnership with Southeast Community College & Lincoln Public Schools. Students will have hands-on learning experiences, activities, and presentations by guest speakers.
Attached is a flyer with information and dates in July for students ages 14-17, as well as for students 18-21. To be eligible, students must have a disability and be enrolled in high school for the 2018-19 school year. We will have up to 10 students per session. The flyer also includes information about parent/family sessions to attend as well so we can give information to parents about services and supports that are available. Please contact Vicki with any questions you may have.
All About The Plan
It's All About The Plan YouTube video.
<<< August 11th, Saturday >>>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 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!
<<< August 25th, 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 24th by contacting: Email Vicki Depenbusch to register or call 402-421-0874. Sign up early and bring along the following waiver form located on the Nebraska Walleye Association web page: Fishing Is Fun web page
Please see our current newsletter for more information.
Autism Family Network
5730 R Street, Suite C2
Lincoln, NE 68505