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
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.


Save the Date


2017 Golf Outing

September 23, 2017

Grand Haven Golf Club
1700 Lincoln
Grand Haven, MI

Golfer Registration is close.  Plan to join us at 3:00pm for the 19th Hole Party.  Our 19th Hole party is open to the public and begins at 3:00.  Appetizers and cash bar will be on hand during our live and silent auction.  Always a fun day!


Speaker Series: Free and open to the public unless specified.  Topics are relevant to parents, family members, educators, and professionals.  Childcare is not provided.   


Speaker Series Kickoff

October 10, 2017 
Boys and Girls Club of Holland
435 VanRaalte Avenue, Holland
Anthony Ianni: Relentless Tour  
The Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni is a first of its kind grass roots initiative designed to help eradicate bullying in Michigan and beyond.  Bullying is something that affects everyone in one form or another.  Additionally, individuals with autism are one of the highest targeted groups to be the victims of a bully.  Numbers range from 65-90%.  Anthony will share his personal story as it relates to bullying.
This event is open to the community.   Target audience - teens          

October 10, 2017
Hazel B. Hayes Auditorium, Herrick District Library,
300 S. River, Holland

Anthony Ianni - Live Your Dreams: Facing Adversity  
Anthony Ianni is one of the most sought after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the region.  At the age of 4, Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD).  Doctors and specialists told Anthony's parent that he would barely graduate from high school and would likely live in a group institutions with other autistic people for his adult life.  Despite adversity, Anthony earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University.  He is the first know athlete with Autism to play Big 10 basketball. 
This event is open to the community.  Target audience - teens and adults

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.