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

Culver's Autism Awareness Fundraiser
Thank you to all who came out for dinner and those of you who volunteered.
October 29, 2018
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
520 A Way, Grand Haven, Michigan  49417
Come have dinner at Culver's of Grand Haven and help support Autism Support of West Shore.  Culver's is donating a portion the evenings sales to ASWS.  Have dinner and support a good cause.  Sounds like a fun evening!

Night at the Children's Museum
Wednesday November 14 6-8pm
Children's Museum, Grand Rapids
No cost to attend! Register by calling the GRCM at 616-235-4726.

Holiday Party
December 1, 2018 11 -1 pm Spring Lake Family Fitness and Aquatic Center.  
Join us for our annual holiday party for swimming, a light lunch and tons of fun with families and friends.  Please register your family and the number attending.  Please specify the number of children per family.  No cost to attend and every child will receive a holiday gift card. 
Register at



Speaker and Series: Free and open to the public unless specified.  Topics are relevant to parents, family members, educators, and professionals.  Childcare is not provided.   
Vote for Series 1 or Series 2 for our winter series.
Psychologist, BCBA Dr. Kaarin Anderson Ryan offers a 6 week series on issues impacting autism.  
Send your vote for Series 1 or 2 to

Click here to see speaker options 

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.