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. The founder of Autism Family Network worked as a Pediatric Behavior Nurse Specialist, assisting in the care of approximately 250 children on the autism spectrum. In this role, it became apparent that there were joys and struggles experienced by these families. Many parents seemed exhausted, isolated, and floundering for connection and answers to questions. The goal is to provide a safe place for families to share their smiles and stories and shed their tears with those who truly understand “to know they are not alone.” It is a place that they can find help amidst frustration and connect among others sharing similar life challenges and joys.
Excerpt taken from recipient website.