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

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.



August 13, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Join us for this private party.  Autism Support of West Shore invites you bring your family out to RebounderZ for an evening of fun and family time.  Rebounderz has something for all ages.  Bring your family to this free event.  Register by calling in your family name and number attending at  All jumpers must have a signed waiver to participate.  Concession stand will be open to purchase snacks or beverages.  

Softball for Autism 

August 26, 2017
8 am. start
Robinson Township Park
Directions to the park from the north
South US 31 to Lake Michigan Drive (M45)
East on Lake Michigan Dr to 120th
North on 120th to Buchanan St
East on Buchanan to Park Entrance

Directions from Grand Rapids
West on Lake Michiga Dr (M45) to Buchanan St
North on 120th to Buchanan St East on Buchanan to Park Entrance
Join us as we cheer on the teams supporting Autism Awareness and ASWS.  Auction, door prizes and food sales will round out the morning.  

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.