Avonte Oquendo

Dyasha Smith, 21, died after choking at the School for International Studies in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

Lawyer For Family Of Avonte Oquendo To Represent Family Of Brooklyn Student Who Choked To Death

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.

10/31/2014

A memorial was held on Oct. 4, 2014 to mark the one year anniversary of Avonte Oquendo's disappearance (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Memorial Marks 1 Year Since Disappearance Of Avonte Oquendo

On Oct. 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo ran out of Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, setting off a massive search.

10/04/2014

Nashaly Perez, 15, has been missing since Sept. 15, 2014 (Credit: NYPD)

Police Search For Missing Teen Who Family Says Has Bipolar Disorder

Nashaly Perez was last seen leaving P.S. 371 located at 355 37th Street at around 1 p.m. Monday.

09/17/2014

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

Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte Oquendo

Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs Programs

The New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.

07/24/2014

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

City Council To Vote On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

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.

07/23/2014

Avonte Oquendo: New Video

Rally Held Outside City Council Hearing On Audible Alarms Bill Dubbed ‘Avonte’s Law’

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.

06/12/2014

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

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

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Missing Persons Ads Could Soon Be Coming To Taxi TV

The New York City Council is considering a measure that would allow missing persons ads to run on TVs inside taxi cabs.

03/30/2014

Avonte Oquendo (credit: Handout)

Report Into Avonte Oquendo Disappearance Finds Mother Warned Teacher Son Was ‘Runner’

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.

03/27/2014

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)

Medical Examiner: Cause Of Avonte Oquendo’s Death Impossible To Determine

The 14-year-old autistic boy disappeared from his Queens school on Oct. 4, setting off a massive search that included subway tunnels and regular announcements over the PA system at subway stations.

02/26/2014

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

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