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.

Research Updates in Autism

November 3, 2015
7:00 - 8:30
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
065 Port Sheldon
Holland, MI 49424

Dr. Andrea Amalfitano, Ph. D, Director in Autism Research and Genetics at Michigan State University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, will present the latest research in Autism.  This is a free event but seating is limited.  Register early at 616-395-3222.

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.