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

Pinning Down Autism Wrestling Meet

January 25, 2019
6:00 – 8:30 pm    
Allendale Middle School  7161 Pleasant View Ct, Allendale
The Spring Lake Youth Wrestling and Allendale Youth Wrestling Teams will be hosting an Autism Awareness Wrestling Meet. Hundreds of young boys and girls have learned about wrestling and many have excelled in competition. The nature of this sport affords our young athletes opportunities to build on character, adversity, and empathy. The goal of this special wrestling meet is to raise awareness for Autism and the importance of all sports to remain open and compassionate to every athlete. The Spring Lake and Allendale Team have wrestlers on the Autism Spectrum.  Coach Garth Trask states “Having these boys on our team is a blessing! We all get to see first-hand what strength, commitment, and adversity look like on a much higher level.”  Spring Lake and Allendale Wrestling strive to be “a place where everyone fits”.  Event admission $3.00/$10 per family.  Concessions are available at this event.  

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 

ARC of Kent Webinar Series
January 24, 2019 Learn About:  Importance of the PLAAFP Statement
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.