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

Gathering Place 
Turk's Inn - Holland
Second Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00

Mancino's - Grand Haven
Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 - 8:00

These are informal gatherings to share a meal, beverage or just conversation. Children are always welcome but there is no childcare.

Winter Jump Party at Sky Zone
Sky Zone of Grand Rapids
3636 29th Street SE, Kentwood
February 20, 2016
9:30-9:45 registration 10:00 a.m. Jump!
Bring your family out to this fun event of jumping, playing, and enjoying time with other families.  You can literally bounce off the walls at Sky Zone!  Trampoline basketball and the giant sponge pit are other favorite sports at Sky Zone.  This is a free family event but you must register by calling 616-395-3222 the number attending.  Waivers for all must be filled out before you can jump.
Click to download waiver

1st Annual Puzzle Run
April 23, 2016   
Millennium Park 
1415 Maynard Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534              
A 10K and 5K run will be held on April 23rd, 2016.  
100% of all proceeds raised will stay in West Michigan supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum.  Registration opens November 1, 2015.  Hurry for early bird registration rates! 
Click here for runner info
10k runner at start line 8:30 race start 8:45. 
5k runner at start line 9:00 race start 9:15

Please click on the registration link below to register for this event and also look into our fundraising opportunities!

Fundraising Website Link:


Join the Autism Support of West Shore on April 23, 2016 for our 1st annual Family Fun Walk.  This walk is for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, their friends and families and anyone wanting to support AUTISM AWARENESS.  

The 1 Mile Family Fun Walk will begin at 10:00 and will allow running/walking/rolling/strolling.

Registration Link:

Fundraising Website Link:


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.