EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — FACES for Autism held the second annual Autism Safety Day on April 1 at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center in conjunction with the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office.

Area businesses, organizations and first responders hosted a fun family day for children with autism, complete with a magic show by Chad Juros.

The event was intended to present parents with options on how they can keep their autism-spectrum children safe from wandering and what to do should wandering occur. In addition, the organization aimed to build relationships with local law enforcement, emergency medical technicians and firefighters.

“It’s very important for our children to recognize these people as those that they can go to in time of trouble and not to be afraid of the uniforms, sirens and flashing lights,” said FACES representative Becka Balliet.