Avonte Oquendo, 14, slipped out of his Queens school in October 2013 and was later found dead.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a push Monday for a National “Avonte’s Law” to create a program where parents can always know where their children are.
The lawyer for the family of an autistic teenager who died after disappearing from his New York City school will also work with the family of an autistic student who died after choking.
On Oct. 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo ran out of Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, setting off a massive search.
Nashaly Perez was last seen leaving P.S. 371 located at 355 37th Street at around 1 p.m. Monday.
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.
The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.
The bill, known as Avonte’s Law, was inspired by the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens walked out of his school in Long Island City last October.
The bill is named for Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy from Queens who walked out his school in Long Island City last October.
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.
The City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.
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.
The New York City Council is considering a measure that would allow missing persons ads to run on TVs inside taxi cabs.
The mother of an autistic teen who disappeared from school and was later found dead warneda teacher that her son was a runner and needed constant supervision, according to a report released Thursday.
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.