Autism Society 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.

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In the News

CDC Announces New Incidence Rates
Data and Statistics

How to Apply for Disability Benefits

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Feds Clarify How To Apply For Autism Tracking Devices

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Save the Date

Upcoming Events

Informal Gathergings
March 18, 2015
6:30 - 8:00

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders
13040 U.S. 31  Grand Haven, MI 49417

March 24, 2015
6:30 - 8:00
Turk's Inn
977 Butternut Drive Holland, MI 49424

Join friends and family in this informal gathering.  Dinner and conversation are always enjoyed by the group.  Children are invited to come but there is no childcare.

Explore the Arts                                                             

Individuals on the Autism Spectrum 13 years and older are asked to join us; Saturdays March 21-May16, 12:00-1p.m. on the beautiful campus of GVSU.  Once again we have the opportunity to work with 4th Wall Theater Company for a seven week program.  This program will be held on the campus of GVSU working with 4th Wall staff and Grand Valley students.  The curriculum will include interactive singing, dancing, and acting with a short performance at the annual Spring Fling Celebration and Banquet May 16, 2015.  For more information or to register contact Linda at lelenbaas@springlakeschools.org

Spring Fling Celebration and Banquet
May 16, 2015
5:30 - 10:00
Alumni House Grand Valley State University
Join our annual banquet celebrating those in our communities who make a difference in the lives of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Gourmet dining, guest speaker and awards will complete an evening to remember.  Tickets are $50 per person or a table of 8 for $360.  Contact a board member for tickets or order online.


Scholarship Opportunities

Family Hope Foundation

Family Hope Foundation offers financial assistance for therapy that is not covered by insurance. Scholarships of up to and including $1,000 per applicant are awarded twice a year, April 1st & October 1st.

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Conferences

To learn more about conferences that are available at the local, state and national levels, click here.

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