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Police are looking for a man who they said stole $100 from a 27-year-old autistic man at Veteran's Park. (credit: Stamford Police)

Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing $100 From Autistic Man In Stamford

A suspect has been arrested and charged with tricking a 27-year-old autistic man out of his birthday money at a park in Stamford, Connecticut.

09/15/2014

Jonathan Bryant (Credit: handout)

Police In Mount Vernon Search For Missing Autistic Teen

Jonathan Bryant, 15, has been missing since Tuesday afternoon.

08/08/2014

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)

De Blasio Signs ‘Avonte’s Law’ On Alarms For School Doors

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed a bill calling for the evaluation of the need for audible alarms on public school building doors, in commemoration of the Avonte Oquendo tragedy.

08/07/2014

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)

Mother Of Avonte Oquendo Has Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The City

The mother of an autistic teenager who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.

06/03/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of School

The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.

05/28/2014

Eliceo Cortez (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Missing Autistic Teenager From Brooklyn

According to authorities, 14-year-old Eliceo Cortez was last seen in front of 105 Oriental Blvd. at around 2 p.m. Friday.

05/17/2014

Daniel Ghabra

Police: Nonverbal, Autistic Teen Missing In Brooklyn

A nonverbal autistic teen was missing from his home in Brooklyn Friday night.

04/18/2014

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)

Attorney: Avonte Oquendo Tried To Run Off A Day Before He Escaped

An attorney for the family of Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday that the autistic teen had tried to run out of school the very day before he disappeared.

04/08/2014

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

Brandon Betancourt (credit: NYPD)

Police In Queens Find Missing Autistic Boy, 12

Brandon Betancourt was last seen leaving his home on 66th Road around 7 a.m., police said.

01/30/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Video Shows Adult Leaving School Door Open Before Avonte Oquendo Escaped

New video has been released showing Avonte Oquendo, right before he disappeared from his school in Long Island City, Queens in October.

01/28/2014

A shirt (left) police say Avonte Oquendo was wearing the day he went missing/Avonte Oquendo (credit: NYPD)

Family Attorney: More Remains That May Belong To Avonte Oquendo Have Been Found

While the family of missing autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was still awaiting DNA results from human remains discovered last week, a family attorney confirmed Monday that new remains have been found.

01/20/2014

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

NYC DOE To Announce New School Safety Measures

Six weeks after a 14-year-old autistic boy walked out of his school in Queens and disappeared, the city’s Department of Education is set to announce new school security measures.

11/15/2013

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

Search For Missing Autistic Teen From Queens Enters Fifth Week

Avonte Oquendo, who cannot communicate verbally, was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City on Oct. 4.

11/08/2013

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Police: Boy In Subway Pic Is Not Missing Autistic Teen From Queens

The picture shows a young man on a subway train who bears a striking resemblance to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. Police confirmed it was not the missing teen.

10/31/2013

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