Grants & Scholarship

The mission of the Autism Society is to improve the lives of every family affected by autism.  100% of the funds raised here in Nebraska stay in Nebraska where we can directly impact the individual with autism, their family, their educators, and the entire community surrounding them.  One way we accomplish this mission is through our enrichment and conference grants.

2022 Grants

2022 Individual Enrichment Grants –  We have awarded all enrichment grants for 2022.  Please check back next year. 

2022 Conference Grants – To apply:  Click HERE 


Each year the Autism Society of Nebraska gives two awards and one post-secondary scholarship at the NE ASD Network State Autism Conference. 

2022 Awards and Scholarship

Autism Advocate of the Year Award

Do you know someone who demonstrates remarkable advocacy for an individual or group of individuals with autism spectrum disorders? Nominate them for the Autism Society of Nebraska’s Autism Advocate of the Year Award  Award will be presented at the NE ASD Network Conference at the Thursday evening dinner event at the Younes Conference Center-North in Kearney Nebraska April 7th, 2022.

  To nominate: Nomination period has closed.


Self-Advocate of the Year Award

Stephen Shore once defined self-advocacy as “knowing when and how to approach others to negotiate desired goals, build mutual understanding and trust, and achieve fulfilment and productivity. . . [it] often involves an amount of disclosure about oneself to reach the goal of better mutual understanding.” Do you know someone who fits this description?   If so, nominate them for the Self-Advocate of the Year Award. Award will be presented at the NE ASD Network Conference at the Thursday evening dinner event at the Younes Conference Center-North in Kearney Nebraska April 7th, 2022.

To nominate: Nomination period has closed.


Dan Archwamey Post-Secondary Scholarship

The Dan Archwamety scholarship was established to give hope, affirmation, and financial assistance to young people on the autism spectrum who plan to continue their schooling after high school.  In collaboration with the Autism Society of Nebraska, the Archwamety family created the scholarship in memory of Dan, who died on June 1, 1997, as a result of a bike-truck accident, shortly after he completed his sophomore year at the University of Nebraska, Kearney.  The scholarship will be presented at the NE ASD Network Conference at the Thursday evening dinner event at the Younes Conference Center-North in Kearney Nebraska April 7th, 2022.

To apply: Nomination period has closed.


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