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

Take a look at our upcoming events!!

Mark Your Calendars

Art and Appetizers
Canvas Painting Fundraiser

January 23, 2017
Maranatha Conference Center...
4659 Lake Harbor Rd,  Muskegon
Join us for a fun night of snacks, refreshments and painting. Crystal Miracle will be leading us in painting our canvas. All funds above the cost of supplies will benefit Autism Support of West Shore. Cost for this event will be $30, you can pay now with paypal or credit card.. If you prefer to pay with cash or check please let us know so we can reserve your seat! Contact Emily at if you will be paying with cash or check. Donations for ASWS will also be accepted at the door. Grab some friends and join us for a fun night!

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

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.

April 22, 2017 Puzzle Run

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!

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.

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.