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.

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Take a look at our upcoming events!!

Mark Your Calendars

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
Presented by Michigan Alliance for Families

October 18, 2016

6:30 - 9:00
OAISD Educational Services Building
13565 Port Sheldon, Holland
This workshop will explore six skills parents can use to become more effective advocates for their child with a disability, including:
 understanding your child's disability
 knowing your school district
 knowing your rights and responsibilities
 organize your paperwork to support clear and effective communication
 understanding the special education process
 knowing how to resolve disagreements

Register with Debbie Rock by 10/11/16. or (616) 588-1988
Or online at

Monthly Gathering Place 

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 or just 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.