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.

Save the Date

Upcoming Events

2015 Annual Golf Outing and Auction
September 26, 2015
Grand Haven Golf Club
1700 Lincoln St.
Grand Haven, MI 49417

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m.
The Autism Support of West Shore will host its annual Golf Outing and fundraiser at the Grand Haven Golf Club on Saturday, September 26, 2015.

Click here for online Golf Outing Registration or Sponsorship

Click here to download a 2015 brochure

The Michigan Family to Family Health Information Center (MI F2F) has openings for At-Large Parent Representatives on their Advisory Board.  At-Large Representatives are parents who provide not only the voice of their experience but also represent other parents across Michigan.

The MI F2F Advisory Board is made up of parents and agency stakeholders who have an interest in children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  They work to assist the grantee, Michigan Public Health Institute, to successfully carry out the F2F grant. They strive to promote a system of care for CYSHCN that is family centered, culturally competent, and appropriate.  More information about MI F2F can be found on their website at


Eligible applicants shall be the parent/guardian of a child aged 0-26 who have been or are eligible to utilize specialized public services (e.g. disability, social service, special education, early childhood intervention, mental health, etc.) or a youth with a special health care need (ages 16-26).  MI F2F is seeking applicants of diverse representation from across the State of Michigan.

Meeting Requirements

The MI F2F Board meets four times per year in Okemos. At-Large Parent Representatives are reimbursed for their time, mileage and child care. If meeting in person is not possible, teleconference is also an option. At-Large Parent Representatives serve two-year terms and should actively participate in meetings.

How to Apply

To apply use the link below.  You should also submit one letter of recommendation/support.  This letter can be from anyone including a friend, co-worker, agency, service provider, etc.  The letter should highlight why you are a good candidate for this position.  Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, July 22nd.

If you have any questions or require assistance to apply, please contact Kristen Hawkins, Parent Coordinator, or call 517.324.7396.

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. Visit their website to learn more about the guidelines and to apply.

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.