Mom: Autistic Boy's Wandering Met With Punishment From School Despite Federal LawThe mother of a Long Island boy with autism is livid after she says a school employee yelled at her son after he wandered out of 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.
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.
Justice Department To Fund 'Avonte's Law' Proposal To Offer Tracking Devices For Autistic KidsSen. Charles Schumer's proposed "Avonte's Law" will become reality thanks to funding from the federal government. Schumer on Sunday called for legislation to provide GPS tracking devices for autistic children and others with a tendency to bolt from parents or caregivers.