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About ASK

Autism Support of Kent County (ASK) works to provide services that make it possible for individuals with autism to lead healthier and more productive lives! ASK funds programs, worth over $40,000 annually, for individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families!

We provide funds for things like:
• Music Therapy in many ASD classrooms
• Project Lifesaver, which helps find kids who wander and become lost
• Special art programs
• Relaxed and welcoming family events
• Informational and supportive speakers for parents
• Fun, sensory-friendly events for kids
• Opportunities to play soccer
• Ongoing resources for parents, caregivers, teachers, and professionals
• Community-based activities for low-income students with autism
• Social and connection groups for teens and young adults with autism
• Summer camp at Indian Trails

Current ASK Programs
Current programs include Music Therapy, funds for disadvantaged students in our ASD classrooms, Special Olympics basketball and/or poly hockey teams, and recreational outings (Holiday Party, Summer Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt and other family events).

Our phone number is: (616) 752-8577 - this is a voice mail box; please leave a message, someone will return your call as soon as possible. (At this time we do not have the resources for an operator.)
Our email address is

Autism Support of Kent County, Inc. meets the first Monday of every month during the school year at the Kent Intermediate School District Complex:
2930 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (See calendar for more information.)

The 2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Executive Board
Dr. Richard Elias, DDS - President
Brad Andrus - Vice President
Mary Kay Anderson - Treasurer
Jenny Harrell - Secretary

Board of Directors
Doug Domine
Lynne Kindy
Beth Pienton Marchena
Andre Marchena
Tasha Otlman
Joe Russo
Marie Sly

Pam Liggett, Executive Director
Celia Andrus, Communications

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