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


Monthly Gathering - Second Thursday of the Month
July 13, 2017
August 9, 2017
September 14, 2017
October 11, 2017 
November 9, 2017 
December 14, 2017

Location: Pipeline Smokehouse (upper level dinning room)
9041 US 31 West Olive.
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Join us for casual conversation, beverages and dinner with friends.  Children are welcome, however, there is no childcare.


Summer Speaker Session for Parents of  Young Children

Autism Support of West Shore is bringing you a summer speaker session in collaboration with Generation Care and the Shoreline Center.  Emile Mulder, PhD, will present a training session focusing on enhancing a child’s motivation. Parents will complete a reinforcement inventory and a list of goals for their children and then will develop plans for how they might use these reinforcers in their daily lives to encourage their children to pursue those goals.  The session will be offered on two different days.  This is a free summer speaker session.   Please resister your name and which session you will be attending by emailing:

Dates and Times
July 10, 2017

2:00 – 2:45 This session is for parents of 4 - 6 year old children

3:00 – 3:45 This session is for parents of 7 – 9 year old children

July 17, 2017
2:00 – 2:45 This session is for parents of 4 - 7 year old children

3:00 – 3:45 This session is for parents of 8 – 12 year old children

Generation Care
16760 Lincoln St., Grand Haven

There is no childcare during the session.  Generation Care is offering Summer Pediatric Therapy Groups that will run during the same hours.  Information on the Groups can be found at

Smith Bayou Chili Cook - off 
August 26, 2017   
Noon to 3 p.m. 
16888 Cecilia Lane in Ferrysburg.
The 11th Annual Smith’s Bayou Chili Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017. The proceeds of this community event will be donated to Autism Support of West Shore (ASWS). Bring a lawn chair and hungry appetite. Purchase chili samples: three tickets for $1. 
Info: /Portals/0/2017 chili cook off brochure.pdf?ver=2017-06-22-170717-677

2017 Golf Outing

September 23, 2017

9:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:30 Welcome Golfers
10:00 Shot gun start
Grand Haven Golf Club
1700 Lincoln
Grand Haven, MI


Join us for annual golf event and auction.  Register yourself or a team to play 18 rounds of golf with cart while supporting a great cause.  Golf, beverages, food and auction will all be part of the day.  Golf and stay for the 19th Hole party.  Appetizers and cash bar will be on hand during our live and silent auction.  Always a fun day!

Brochure: /Portals/0/2017 Brochure.pdf?ver=2017-06-07-180344-247


Speaker Series: Free and open to the public unless specifically 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.