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

Regular Monthly Gatherings

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 and conversation.  Children are always welcome but there is no childcare.

Take a look at our upcoming events!!

Mark Your Calendars

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

Friction Crossfit Fitness Camp
April 15, 2017

11:30 - 12:30 Ages 5-10

12:30 - 1:30 Ages 11 and up

1478 Ellis Rd

Muskegon, MI 

This is an opportunity for your child to experience a supported fitness experience.

Participate in team based warm ups, skill development, individual challenge course all while being encouraged and supported by trainers Nate and Erica.  Give fitness a try!  This is a free event. 

Please register your child's name and age group at 

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. 

A Night at the Opera with West Michigan Opera Project

April 20, 2017


Jenison Center for the Arts 8375 20th Avenue
Jenison, Michigan
Join us for a wonderful "operatunity" for your child to experience opera in all of it's glory without worrying about their reaction to it!  West Michigan Opera Project is a welcoming organization that wishes to provide opportunities to share the opera experience to all individuals.  They welcome the audience to get up, move around, sing along, clap "loudly", yell "bravo" and have a ball!  If you have questions contact Carrie Ledet

April 22, 2017 Puzzle Run & Family Fun Walk

Join us for our 2nd annual Puzzle Run and Family Fun Walk.  Once again

Millennium Park will be hosting our certified 5k & 10k run.  Our Family Fun Walk will take place after the run.  Run registration is open!

Join us for our 2nd annual Family Fun Walk.  100% of the proceeds raised by this event go back into our West Michigan communities to support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.  Registration is now open!  Register for the 2017 Family Fun Walk

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.