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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 2016>>>
May 12 - 100s of Women Who Care, Lincoln
May 14 - Transition Work Shop
May 15 - Sowers Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, Lincoln
May 26 - Give to Lincoln Day, Lincoln
May 27 - Young Adult Support Group

June - July --> SumFun 2016 Day Camps, available from Urban Legends Art Studio
see our current newsletter for more information

June 1 - Parents Meeting with Courtney Miller, DHHS, Lincoln
June 4 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln
July 2 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln
August 11 - Fishing Is Fun, Lincoln
August 20 - Family Swimming Night at Star City Shores, Lincoln

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< May 12th, Thursday >>>100s of Women Who Care. 100s of Women Who Care is a group of women gathering together to give and network in a substantial way -- all in one evening. Our goal is to give $25,000.00 to a local non-profit at the end of each event. Join us and make a major impact in our community! Please Click here for more details and to register.
<<< May 14th, Saturday >>>Life is full of transitions, and one of the more remarkable ones occurs when we get ready to leave high school and go out in the world as young adults. When the student has a special need, it's especially helpful to plan ahead for that transition. Join us on May 14th from 10am - 4pm at the Bryan Plaza and find out what possibilities are available for transitioning children. Please Click here for more details and to register.
<<< May 15th, Sunday >>>Join us at Gateway Mall West Parking Lot on May 15th for the Sowers Club Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show! 9:00a - 4:00p. Proceeds will benefit the Autism Family Network & Child Advocacy Center. Please Click here for more details.
<<< May 26th, 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 26th. Together, we have the power to raise thousands of dollars to support Lincoln's nonprofit organizations. Every donation you make on May 26th helps your favorite charities even more because they will also receive a proportional share of our $300,000 challenge match pool! Click here to support AFN. See our current May newsletter for details.
<<< May 27th, Friday >>>Young Adult Support Group will be meeting for Pizza and Bingo at HyVee at 84th and Holdrege, 6:30p - 8:30p. You must register for this so we can order enough pizza. Click here for information. Click here to register ifss@arclincoln.org
<<< June 1st, Thursday >>>PARENTS MEETING WITH DHHS. Join us for an open forum meeting with Courtney Miller from DHHS Division of Developmental Disabilities. Courtney would like to hear from families the problems and issues that they are experiencing to see where her division can help. Please join us on June 1 at 6:30p at the Lincoln Community Foundations located at 215 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor.Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com
<<< June 4th, 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.
<<< June 4 - July 16 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.
<<< July 2nd, 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 11th, Thursday >>>Nebraska Walleye Association is sponsoring a fishing clinic for special youth. ZOETIS (PFIZER) LAKE check-in at 5:00p. The NWA is providing hot dogs, chips and a drink 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 9th by contacting: Click here to register AutismFamilyNetworkLincoln@gmail.com or call 402-421-0874.
<<< August 20th, 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, 6:30p - 8:00p. Children must be accompanied by an adult for this activity.


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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 2016 Newsletter

 

Summer Camp Grants - With help from the Autism Action Partnership, the Autism Family Network will be awarding summer camp grants to help cover some of the costs. Please click here to print out the application, fill it out and mail it to AFN at the address on the application.

 

Nebraska State Capitol Building goes Blue for 'Light It Blue - World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2016'".

Picture by Ronald Koch

 

AFN would like to thank our sponsors of the 'Light It Up Blue Run For Autism".

 

 

Special Needs Santa Visits Lincoln Children's Museum.Lincoln Children's Museum, Autism Action Partnership, Autism Family Network and ARC of Lincoln sponsored a sensory friendly Santa. See photo album.

 

Special Needs Santa Visits Lincoln Children's Museum. Lincoln Children's Museum, Autism Action Partnership, Autism Family Network and ARC of Lincoln sponsored a sensory friendly Santa. See video news report.


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

 

List of Resources

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
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