North Merrick Family Among First To Use GPS To Track Autistic SonsA Long Island family is one of the first to use a new GPS device made for children with autism – so kids can be tracked if they wander from home or school.
NYC Schools To Install Audible Alarms Following Autistic Boy's Escape, DeathAvonte Oquendo, 14, slipped out of his Queens school in October 2013 and was later found dead.
Sen. Schumer Calls For National 'Avonte's Law' To Track Autistic ChildrenU.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.
Lawyer For Family Of Avonte Oquendo To Represent Family Of Brooklyn Student Who Choked To DeathThe 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.
Memorial Marks 1 Year Since Disappearance Of Avonte OquendoOn Oct. 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo ran out of Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, setting off a massive search.
Police Search For Missing Teen Who Family Says Has Bipolar DisorderNashaly Perez was last seen leaving P.S. 371 located at 355 37th Street at around 1 p.m. Monday.
De Blasio Signs 'Avonte's Law' On Alarms For School DoorsMayor 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.
Law Passes Requiring Audible Alarms On Doors Of Schools With Special Needs ProgramsThe New York City Council has unanimously approved a bill requiring audible alarms on doors in schools with special needs programs.
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.
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.
Mother Of Avonte Oquendo Has Filed Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The CityThe mother of an autistic teenager who disappeared from his school and was later found dead has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city.
Parents, Councilmen Advocate Plan To Keep Kids From Running Out Of SchoolThe City Council on Wednesday discussed a proposal to keep children from walking away from their schools unnoticed.