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Fordham »

NYPD Officers Beat Autistic Teen in Front of His Home, Lawsuit Says

NYPD officers slammed The Bronx boy's head on the sidewalk and punched him, a suit claims.

Fort George »

Farina Visits Uptown School To Announce Expansion of Autism Services

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said the city will open 41 new classes for students with autism.

Forest Hills »

Forest Hills Film Festival Raises Awareness About People With Disabilities

The annual Reelabilities Film Festival begins this Thursday at the Central Queens Y. 

Marine Park »

Family Searches for Autistic Marine Park Man Missing 4 Days

Brian Gerwitz, 20, was last seen at his home in Marine Park. 

Long Island City »

Avonte Oquendo's Mother to Attend State of the Union in Push for Law

Vanessa Fontaine will join Sen. Charles Schumer at the speech in support of Avonte's Law.

Cobble Hill »

Family of Autistic Student Who Died in School Hires Avonte Oquendo Lawyer

Dyasha Smith, 21, choked to death on a muffin in her Cobble Hill school.

Willowbrook »

Autism Organization Unveils New Staten Island Building

The GRACE Foundation will hold classes and programs at the new space in the Sea View Center.

Civic Center »

Pharmaceutical Exec Balanced Her Checkbook as Her Child Lay Dead, DA Says

Prosecutor Matthew Bogdanos described Gigi Jordan as a heartless killer during opening statements.

East Harlem »

Autism Center That Offers Vocational Training Set to Open in East Harlem

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders will have an open house Sept. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Midtown »

Autism Play Raises $10K to Show Life on the Spectrum

The Tectonic Theater Project's new play aims to relay the autistic experience.

Civic Center »

De Blasio Promises to Streamline Special Education Reimbursement Process

State legislators pressured the city to make it easier for parents to get private school education.

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.