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.


Upcoming Events

Holiday Party
December 1, 2018 11 -1 pm Spring Lake Family Fitness and Aquatic Center.  
Join us for our annual holiday party for swimming, a light lunch and tons of fun with families and friends.  Please register your family and the number attending.  Please specify the number of children per family.  No cost to attend and every child will receive a holiday gift card. 
Register at

Rosy Revere, Engineer 
Wharton Center for Performing Arts Sensory Friendly Play
Sunday December 9, 2018 
2:30 pm
Wharton Center and community sponsors have given ASWS 50 free tickets to this event.  Order your family's tickets at The play is free but to park at Ramp 3 adjacent to the Wharton Center is $10.

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

Vote for Series 1 or Series 2 for our winter series.
Psychologist, BCBA Dr. Kaarin Anderson Ryan offers a 6 week series on issues impacting autism.  
Send your vote for Series 1 or 2 to

Click here to see speaker options 

ARC of Kent Webinar Series
December 6, 2018 Learn About: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
January 10, 2019 Learn About:  IEP 101
January 24, 2019 Learn About:  Importance of the PLAAFP Statement
February 7, 2019  Learn About:  Goals and Objectives
February 21, 2019  Learn About: Support Services, Accommodations and Modifications
The ARC of Kent County
2922 Fuller Ave. N.E. #201, Grand Rapids 
Register online at
RSVP with Debbie Rock 616-588-1988 or 

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.