To advocate and support meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families in West Michigan. For more information and to share with your friends, download our brochure.
The things that make me different,
are the things that make me ME!
A.A. Milne / Winnie the Pooh
WHO WE ARE
Autism Support of West Shore (ASWS) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization advocating and supporting meaningful participation in all aspects of life for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families throughout the West Michigan area. ASWS provides:
The HOPE newsletter—sharing personal stories, summaries of relevant events and calendar of activities locally and around the state
Informal social groups for families and those who care for individuals with ASD to meet, eat and share
Speaker series and workshops
Community family activities for individuals with ASD, parents and siblings
Scholarships for qualifying individuals and family for out of pocket cost for therapies, equipment, and services
Scholarships for teachers of individuals with ASD for training registration, micro businesses within the school community, and school or transportation equipment
Resource information (local and state)
Fostering a better understanding of the struggles and success individuals on the spectrum and their families face daily.
Serving as a resource for parents, care providers and educators who are seeking information while offering support and financial assistance to families.
Providing social opportunities for families and advocating for understanding and acceptance in the broader community, including educational, treatment and religious settings.
Facilitating a realistic vision for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families across the lifespan.