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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.

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.

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