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Echo is back and playing with her family in Rye on Nov. 15, 2013. (credit: Guiding Eyes for the Blind/Facebook)

Rye Boy’s Missing Autism Service Dog Found Safe

A woman returned Echo, a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever, to the Fontana family on Friday.

11/15/2013

Echo the missing service dog (Guiding Eyes Monroe Puppy Raising Region/Facebook)

Rye Family Searches For Autistic Son’s Missing Service Dog

Echo, a 5-year-old Labrador Retriever, left his family’s Rye home on Dearborn Avenue through an open door last Wednesday night and hasn’t been seen since.

11/12/2013

Baby making eye contact (credit: CBS 2)

Researchers Link Baby’s Eye Gazes With Possible Autism Diagnosis

Using eye-tracking technology similar to that used to train doctors in laparoscopic surgery, Emory University researchers have been able to watch and quantify a baby’s gaze between 2 and 6 months old.

11/06/2013

Avonte Oquendo Flier

Prayer Vigil Held In Hopes That Avonte Oquendo Will Be Found

A prayer vigil was held Sunday asking for the safe return of Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for more than three weeks.

10/27/2013

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 Mother: ‘He’s Still Alive; He’s Out There’

The family of Avonte Oquendo have issued a desperate plea to the public to keep looking for the autistic teen, more than three weeks after he vanished.

10/26/2013

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

Family Gathers Party For Massive Search For Avonte Oquendo

Family members and other concerned people gathered Sunday for another extensive search for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teenage boy who has been missing since he walked out of his school in Queens more than two weeks ago.

10/20/2013

Missing person flyer for Avonte Oquendo is seen at the Times Square subway station on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 (credit: CBSNewYork)

Avonte Oquendo’s Family Rallies With Rev. Al Sharpton For Extensive Search

The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.

10/19/2013

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

Christian Ranieri (credit: Handout)

Video Of L.I. Autistic Teen Being Silenced During School Board Meeting Goes Viral

In the speech, which took him three hours to write, Christian Ranieri talks about his struggles with autism and tries explaining to the board that he felt he was wrongfully disciplined and suspended from school because of his disability.

10/10/2013

Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving school on Friday, October 4. (credit: NYPD)

Search Continues For Missing Autistic Boy In Long Island City, Queens

The search continues for a 14-year-old autistic boy who has not been seen since he left his Long Island City, Queens school Friday.

10/06/2013

Stories from Main Street - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Stories From Main Street: Rockland County Artist Uses Music To Reach Children With Autism

The Grammy award winner said the lessons are not just for autistic children and that we can all learn from the theory of social thinking.

08/05/2013

The Lion King On Broadway

3 Broadway Performances Set To Be Staged Especially For Those With Autism

The Theatre Development Fund has announced a new roster of Broadway performances for the 2013-14 season – specifically geared toward people with autism.

07/14/2013

Sail at Ferncliff Manor in Yonkers, N.Y. (file / credit: Sail)

Autistic Teen Found On Tricycle In Middle Of Yonkers Road

An autistic teen managed to escape the grounds of a special needs school and was found riding a tricycle in the middle of Saw Mill River Road.

05/07/2013

Maria Cepparo was to be arraigned on charges of endangering the welfare of a minor for leaving her four kids in a car while she drank at a bar. (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Cops: LI Mother Left 4 Kids Unattended In Car As She Drank At A Bar

Maria Cepparo’s children, a 13-year-old son, who is autistic, an 8-year-old boy and 6-year-old twin daughters, were left in the car with no heat and the doors unlocked.

05/05/2013

Pamela Efraimov is accused of stealing $200,000 from her former employer and an autism awareness non-profit. She pleaded not guilty to the charges against her on April 30, 2013. (credit: Nassau County District Attorney's Office)

Long Island Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Charges She Stole From Former Employer, Autism Charity

Pamela Efraimov, 39, walked out of court in Hempstead Tuesday without having to post bail. She is accused of stealing more than $200,000 and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

04/30/2013

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