Massi's Mission

If you would like to make a donation to FACES 4 Autism for
Massi's Mission Swim Scholarships, please click below.

Massi's Mission is a grassroots effort powered by FACES 4 Autism to bring awareness to safety issues for children on the spectrum and to teach children with autism how to survive in the water.

Project Lifesaver

Massi's Mission is proud to partner with the Atlantic and Cape May County Sheriff Offices for the purposes of preventing wandering through Project Lifesaver. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to Alzheimer's, autism, and other related conditions or disorders.

If you have a child that wanders and would like to learn more about obtaining a life saving wrist band at little or no cost, please contact:

Atlantic County Sheriff's office at 609-909-7241

Cape May County Sheriff's office at 609-465-6831

Please make sure you mention that you were referred by FACES 4 Autism - Massi's Mission

Autism and Wandering

April 4, 2017: The National Autism Association releases a new study highlighting the risk of injury and death relating to missing persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The study, Mortality & Risk in ASD Wandering/Elopement, found that nearly a third of reported ASD missing person cases related to wandering/elopement from 2011 to 2016 in the United States ended in death or required medical attention. The study was based on over 800 media-reported missing person cases in the U.S. over a six-year period involving individuals with an ASD.


Thanks to The Hurleys and the D'Amatos for their ongoing support of Swim and Safety in Atlantic and Cape May Counties!
Thanks to Harry and Margie Hurley and Hurley in the Morning Golf Tournament for their support of Massi's Mission.

Do you know of a family who cannot afford adapted swim and safety lessons?
Do you need a program for your ASD child of any age?

Massi's Mission offers adaptive swim scholarships at these approved locations:
Check out Adaptive Swim Programs at
Katz Jewish Community Center
Brigantine Aquatic Center

Contact the Sheriff's Office to find out about Project Lifesaver safety GPS wristbands, which are funded by Massi's Mission.