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 >>>

August 6 - It's All About the Plan (Beatrice)
August 11 - Free Swim Night
August 18 - Aktion Club/People First of Lincoln Fundraiser
August 24 - Kids & Dreams Foundation Workshop with Temple Grandin
August 25 - Special Needs Fishing Clinic
September 9 - Husker Heroes

Please see current Newsletter for more information...
<<< August 6th, Monday >>> It's All About The Plan : 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.
Check out our Current Newsletter for 'It's All About The Plan' for Beatrice ( August 6 )
<<< 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 18th, Saturday >>>Come see us at Super Saver at 56th & Hwy 2 : On August 18th from 10:45a - 2:15p : Hot dogs, chips and pop!!All proceeds will support the Aktion Club of Lincoln!
<<< 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
<<< September 9thth, Sunday >>>Husker Heroes, a time for individuals with disabilities and their families to hang out with Husker Athletes. 5:00p - 6:30p. Registration is Required. Memorial Football Stadium, Lincoln. Use gate 11 to enter (northwest corner) parking available in north stadium parking lot. All ages and abilities welcome. Registration opens up on Thursday August 9th: Click here register starting Thursday August 9th.
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 August 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