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

Fall Family Kick Off at Craig's
September 14, 2014 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Come out and join family and friends for our Fall Family Kickoff to Fun at Craig's Cruisers in Norton Shores (Pontaluna Rd just off US 31).  This is a free event but we ask that you register the number attending on our facebook page, at or by phone 616-395-3222.  Every participant will enjoy rides and tokens for an afternoon of fun.

Third Annual Golf Open 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. The auction items are worth coming out for!  Holland America 7 day cruise for 2 to Alaska or the Caribbean, 2 round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines, Private chef dinner, limo ride, vintage airplane ride, Captain's Cottage  in Grand Haven, patio furniture, sports items, a kayak and much more.  Come out for the fun!
Want to be a sponsor, donate an auction item or register to golf?  Click on the link below

ASWS Golf Outing Information

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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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.