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Sydney Opera House lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day (file/credit: autismspeaks.org)

Thousands Of Landmarks To Go Blue For Annual World Autism Awareness Day

A recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 1 in every 45 children in New Jersey has autism spectrum disorder, the highest rate in the nation.

04/02/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Avonte Oquendo’s Brother Thanks New Yorkers For Support, Efforts In Search

The brother of Avonte Oquendo thanked the people of New York City Friday for their tireless efforts to find the autistic teen, whose body was found in the water in Queens in January.

03/21/2014

Avonte Oquendo had been missing since Oct. 4, 2013. The medical examiner's office confirmed on Jan. 21, 2014 that remains found along the East River are a DNA match. (credit: Handout)

Intense Search Presses On For Missing Autistic Teen

An intense search continued Saturday for Avonte Oquendo, the missing autistic boy from Queens who vanished from his school more than a week earlier.

10/12/2013

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Weekend Program Links: October 12-13

Are you looking for more information from the stories shown on the various CBS 2 News broadcasts? Well, this is the place to be for we have all the stuff you’ll need.

10/12/2013

A missing person poster for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (Photo: CBS 2)

$70K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

A 24-hour command center has been set near the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City where Avonte Oquendo was last seen. The teen was spotted on surveillance video leaving the school on Oct. 4.

10/11/2013

A missing person flyer for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. (credit: CBS)

Police, Family Intensify Search For Missing Autistic Boy From Queens

Avonte Oquendo, 14, has been missing since Friday. He was last seen on school surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City.

10/09/2013

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Stories From Main Street: Yonkers Mom Tries To Help Others After Son’s Autism Recovery

An unusual and wonderful development for one Yonkers mother has led to her to try and seek out other mothers who need the help she didn’t have.

04/22/2013

Empire State Building participates in Light it up Blue campaign for Autism Speaks (file/credit: lightitupblue.org

Empire State Building Among Global Landmarks Going Blue For Autism Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 88 people are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

04/02/2013

Autism Button (credit: VictoryStore.com)

Stories From Main Street: Greenburgh Honors Teen Who Made Life Easier For Those With Autism

For families coping with autism, life is a little bit easier because of 17-year-old Nick Lombardi from Ardsley, and it all stems from his own experiences with his younger brother.

02/18/2013

Air Pollution In New York

Studies Show Air Pollution May Be Even More Dangerous Than Thought

Air pollution has now been linked to everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes, but now, research is pointing to more widespread health effects – and people may be at risk even when pollution levels are deemed safe.

12/04/2012

The Empire State Building is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 31, 2008 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

New CDC figures place 1 in 88 kids on the autism spectrum. It aflicts 1 in every 54 boys.

04/02/2012

Empire State Building - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Buildings Light Up Blue For Autism Awareness

The Empire State Building will be bathed in blue tonight along with a thousand other buildings around the world to participate in the Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue campaign.

04/01/2011