Autism Support of West Shore (ASWS) is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization of parents, school staff, and others who actively seek to support and advocate for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

Our Mission

To advocate and support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families in West Michigan. For more information and to share with your friends, download our brochure.

Ways to Support Autism Support of West Shore
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Heart of West Michigan United Way

Heart of West Michigan United Way investors can choose to designate all or part of their annual contributions to Autism Support of West Shore.  To designate your gift to ASWS, use the United Way Designation Form and write: Autism Support of West Shore, Spring Lake, Michigan.

Save the Date

Take a look at our upcoming events!!

Mark Your Calendars

Speaker Series: Free and open to the public.  Topics are relevant to parents, family members, educators, and professionals.  Childcare is not provided.

Differential Diagnosis: Bipolar, ADHD, and ASD Why It Seems Like Everyone Has These Problems These Days
November 8, 2016

6:30 - 9:00
OAISD Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon, Holland
Dr. Mark Wolff, B.R.A.I.N.S
Neuropsychologist/Co-Owner, Diplomat, American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dr. Wolff will discuss trends in diagnosis.

Plan for the Future: What to Do Now for Future Success
December 13, 2016
6:30 - 9:00
OAISD Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon, Holland
Peggy Falker, ARC Ottawa County
Preparing for adulthood starts early.  Join the conversation with Peggy about setting expectations and supporting the individual with autism who is approaching adulthood.

Autism and Anxiety
April 18, 2017
6:30 - 9:00
OAISD Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon, Holland
Dr. Kaarin Anderson Ryan Ph.D.,BCBA
Dr. Anderson - Ryan will discuss anxiety in individuals on the Autism Spectrum and ways families can support their children.

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December 10, 2016 11 - 1
Spring Lake Community Fitness and Aquatic Center
16140 148th St
Spring Lake
Bring your family out to our annual Holiday Party.  This event is free but registration is required.  Please register your family and number attending at 616-395-3222

Monthly Gathering Place 

Turk's Inn - Holland
Second Thursday of the month 6:30 - 8:00 

Mancino's - Grand Haven
Third Thursday of the month 6:30 - 8:00

These are informal gatherings to share a meal, beverage or just conversation. Children are always welcome but there is no childcare.

Disclaimer: It is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions. Please note that Autism Support of West Shore does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinions, service or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information.