The mission of the Autism Society is to improve the lives of every family affected by autism. The focus of the Nebraska Affiliate is working locally and regionally throughout our Nebraska autism community.
In addition to public events throughout the year across the Cornhusker State, Autism Society of Nebraska hosts cost-free, accessible, peer-to-peer support network group meetings in five Nebraskan cities:
- Grand Island
- North Platte*
*no regularly scheduled meetings in North Platte this year, but there will be multiple social events and meet-ups.
If you are on the autism spectrum or are the family member or caregiver of a person on the spectrum, Autism Society of Nebraska may have a local support group in your area that meets your needs.
Autism Society of Nebraska’s peer-to-peer support network group meetings are open to all people affected by autism and can supplement the therapies and respite/self-care activities in which you may already be engaged or they may serve as your primary source of connection to a community of compassionate people who are affected by autism.
Because our state is large and our weather can be severe, because modern life is busy and digital communication has replaced face-to-face interactions, Nebraskans in the 21st century need to work harder than ever to make time to connect with individuals who share our concerns. We make it a priority to forge a strong Nebraska autism community that is compassionate, inclusive, and committed to a future of awareness and acceptance of neurodiversity.
Check out our website today to learn about the times and places our support network groups meet. If a support network group is not right for you, you can read about our resources, events, and advocacy activity to ensure that you are aware of what is available to you. Our toll-free 1-800 “warm line” is answered regularly to address newly diagnosed individuals or anyone with questions about living with autism in Nebraska.