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

A Day at Fredrick Meijer Garden

August 25, 2018 
10:00 a.m.
1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
 Join Autism Support of West Shore for a day at Meijer Gardens for a day of strolling through gardens, playing in the water feature, sharing time outdoors with other families from ASWS.  This is a free event but registration is required to acquire passes.  Register by email  Please provide family name and number attending and mailing address for passes.  Tickets are limited so register early.  Doors open at 10a.m. and you are welcome to stay as long you like. 

Fall Family Fun Day at Craig's Cruisers

September 9, 2018

3 p.m.

1551 E Pontaluna Rd, Norton Shores, MI 49456

Spend an afternoon with your family enjoying go cart rides, water boats and mini golf.  Every child will receive four ride tickets and game coupons to play any of the games in the building.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concession stand. This is a free event but you must register the number of people attending (adults and children participating in outdoor activities) at

Annual Golf Outing
September 22, 2018
10:00 Shot Gun Start
Grand Haven Golf Club
1700 Lincoln St, Grand Haven
Come out for this annual event and enjoy 18 holes of golf, lunch, refreshments, raffle, silent auction and live music.  Money raised through this fundraiser directly benefited individuals and families living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Not a golfer?  No problem there's still plenty of fun and activity at our 19th Hole Party.  The 19th Hole Party is free and open to the public.

Early Bird Registration is open
Single Golfer $95
4 Person Team $380
September 1, 2018 Registration Pricing
Single Golfer $110
4 Person Team $440

Golfer and Sponsor Registration: 


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.   

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.