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Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo Tried to Run Away Day Before He Went Missing, Attorney Says

The family's lawyer says Avonte made a similar attempt to run a day prior to his disappearance.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Disappearance 'Ate Away at our Souls,' Brother Says

In a post for Autism Speaks, Danny Oquendo thanked the city for helping search for his brother.

Bed-Stuy »

'Audible Alarms' Law Proposed to Stop Kids Wandering From School

The bill would add an alarm system to public school exits across the city.

Upper West Side »

Film Festival Promotes On-Screen Inclusiveness for People With Disabilities

The Reelabilities fest features 23 films showing at venues across the city through March 11.

Sunnyside (Staten Island) »

Staten Island Parents Push for More Autism Programs in Public Schools

With a new administration in place, parents have started to push the DOE to add more programs.

St. George »

Staten Island Pol Pushes for Insurance to Cover Trackers for Autistic Kids

Assemblyman Matthew Titone introduced a bill to require insurance companies to pay for the GPS devices.

Long Island City »

Dept. of Justice to Fund Tracking Devices for Autistic Children

The DOJ said it would fund the devices after Sen. Schumer proposed "Avonte's Law" last week.

Greenwich Village »

Funeral Services Planned for Avonte Oquendo

A private memorial will be held Saturday, followed by a Mass at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich Village.

College Point »

Remains Found on Queens Beach Identified as Avonte Oquendo's, NYPD Says

The bones were found on a beach and identified as Avonte's on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo Search Volunteers Have New Command Post in Astoria

Volunteers continue to search for the missing autistic teen, who was last seen Oct. 4.

Long Island City »

Volunteers Say They're Not Giving Up in Search for Avonte Oquendo

Avonte's family and volunteers continue to man a 24-hour command post in Long Island City.

Long Island City »

Subway Rider in Photo is Not Missing Autistic Teen, Police Say

Police have confirmed that the young man pictured in a photo circulating online is not Avonte Oquendo.

Long Island City »

NYPD Search for Missing Autistic Teen Focusing on Water, Sources Say

Investigators looking for Avonte Oquendo are focusing their search on the water, sources said.

Long Island City »

Texas Rescue Group May Join Search for Missing Autistic Teen

The head of Texas EquuSearch is meeting with the family of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo on Friday.

Long Island City »

Police Release New Photo as 2-Week Hunt for Missing Autistic Teen Continues

Friday marked two weeks in the search for 14-year-old Queens teen Avonte Oquendo, who cannot speak.

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