Avonte Oquendo

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, according to the…

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And, according to the…

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice says it will fund voluntary tracking devices for children with autism or other conditions that put them at risk for fleeing their caregivers. A proposal to fund tracking devices was prompted by the disappearance of autistic New York City teenager Avonte Oquendo. The 14-year-old disappeared from […]

Symeir Talley-Jasper, 4, walked out of the doors of his Brooklyn school and walked all the way home without one teacher or school employee noticing…

NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government would pay for GPS tracking devices for autistic children under legislation proposed Sunday by Sen. Charles Schumer and named for a New York City boy who wandered away from his school three months ago and was found dead in a city river. “Avonte’s Law,” named for 14-year-old Avonte […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s medical examiner confirmed Tuesday that human remains found along the East River last week are the body of an autistic teen who vanished more than three months ago after walking out of his school in the middle of the day. The announcement was widely expected for several days, but […]

Authorities say there may be a break in the case of missing New York autistic teen, Avonte Oquendo. Police received a 911 call from a 19-year-old photographer who discovered the human remains near College Point. The remains, which included a human arm, legs, ribs and a pelvic bone were found Thursday night, about 11 miles […]

Avonte Oquendo, age 14, was last seen October 4, 2013 in Queens, NY. He was last seen leaving Center Boulevard School in Long Island City around 12:45 p.m. Surveillance video shows Avonte simply running out the door. Avonte has the mind of a 7-year-old and suffers from autism and is mute. To read more about […]