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

ASWS Winter Speaker Series: 
Disciplinary Strategies Advocacy & Parent Training 

Wednesday February 20, 2019 6:30 – 8:30
1703 Despelder St
Grand Haven Michigan
Dr. Kaarin Anderson – Ryan will lead an interactive seminar presenting options for constructively disciplining a child with a disability when a transgression has occurred. The session encourages parents and professionals to identify the reasons why problem behaviors occur and provides a strategy for teaching an alternative to inappropriate behavior, rather than simply 
punishing it.  Participants will have the opportunity to vote on upcoming topics for the Winter Series.  
Series dates are:
March 6, 2019
March 20, 2019
April 10, 2019

This is a free event registration is required.
Email: with your name and phone number.   
Light refreshments will be served.

ARC of Kent Webinar Series
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.