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

April is Autism Awareness Month

Planning a date night? How about dinner with friends?
Louis Benton Steakhouse is Lighting It Up Blue with a special blue drink menu.
The restaurant is donating 50% of the profits from the blue menu to ASWS!

Join us for dinner on April 15th, 2014 at Panera Bread on Sherman Avenue in Muskegon.
10% of all sales between 5-8 pm will be donated to ASWS!
1710 E Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI 49444

Autism and Genetics
April 29,2019
7-9 pm
Ottawa Area ISDDescription:
13565 Port Sheldon St. Holland, MI 49424

Dr. Amalfitano, director of Michigan State University Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will share the latest research in the field of genetics and autism. Dr. Amalfitano will answer questions you might have in genetics and biomedical research.  

This is a free event but registration is required at 616-395-3222 or

Spring Fling Awards and Celebration Banquet
May 10, 2014
5:30 - 10:00
Grand Valley State University Alumni House
One Campus Drive, Allendale

Enjoy an evening of celebrating recipients for the "You Make a Difference" and "Educator of the Year" awards and our panel speakers as they discuss Support During Transition - High School & University.  Gourmet dinning, music, dancing, and raffle complete the evening. Guest are encouraged to send in questions for our panel. Send your questions to our email 

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3rd Annual Golf Outing and Fundraiser 
September 27, 2014
10:00 Shotgun start

Join us for a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, lunch, silent and live auction and19th hole party. Not a golfer? Join us in the afternoon for the auction and 19th hole party. Want to be a sponsor or donate an auction item? Contact us at 

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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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Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (Young Adult)

This scholarship program is intended to provide support for educational/training opportunities when students are no longer eligible for special education (and Section 504) programs and services provided by public education (i.e., graduation or reaching 26 years of age). Awards can be granted up to $1,500 and would support anything from transportation, special equipment, tutoring, including tuition. These funds are intended to augment, not replace, funds available through other agencies

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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.