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The Autism Epidemic That Can No Longer Be Ignored
Stay at home mom of 3, my interests include special education,...
Between the tragic losses of Avonte Oquendo in 2013 and Omarion Humphrey this week, we have lost far too many autistic children and adults in wandering related tragedies.
Autism and Wandering: How ABA can Help Keep Kids Safe
There are hundreds of cases of children with autism going missing because they have wandered or bolted in the media. Different children wander for different reasons.
Brother Of Teen With Autism Who Went Missing, Died To Become Legal Advocate
Avonte Oquendo's older brother is set to begin law school this week, part of his mission to become a legal advocate to help
The Light of Awareness: Autism Awareness Day and the Search for Avonte
Today is World Autism Awareness Day, a day when autism organizations raise awareness of people on the autism spectrum with the hope that more people will be aware every day. For a few months last fall, New Yorkers were.
Brother Of Avonte Oquendo Thanks New Yorkers With Incredibly Moving Message
Avonte's remains were discovered three months later on a Queens beach. The older brother of Avonte Oquendo penned a message
Opening Our Hearts to Special Needs Children
Civil Rights Attorney, TV Talk Show Host and Commentator, Auti...
The Avonte tragedy has started a conversation that will hopefully continue, hopefully keep things moving to bring about more action and awareness. Every parent should have the confidence of knowing their child is safe when away from home and family.
Avonte Oquendo Left School Through Open Door, New Surveillance Video Shows
The disappearance of Avonte, who was last seen on October 4, sparked a massive city-wide search to find the severely autistic
Avonte Oquendo Was Our Son and Now He Must Be Our Hope
Laura Rossi Totten
Blogger + Mom of twins; Author, public relations expert, socia...
Now more than ever, special needs parents everywhere want to take action because Avonte was our son, our child, our brother and now is our hope.
Missing Teen Avonte Oquendo's Remains Found, DNA Tests Confirm
Per the AP: According to the New York Post, Oquendo's family has expressed concerns that the teen's disappearance was not
Medical Examiner Confirms Remains
The remains found last week in New York's East River are confirmed to be those of Avonte Oquendo, the severely autistic teen who had been missing since October.
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'We're Losing Our Little Boy': One Family's Heartbreaking Fight For Their Son's Education
After a few months, the school made it clear that it didn't have proper staffing to meet Max's IEP. So he transferred into
Missing In America
As of December 31, 2012, the National Crime Information Center listed 87,217 active missing person records. Many of those cases never received media coverage. We've decided to bring you their stories. Join us and help us bring these people home.
Memo: Safety Measures Weren't In Effect The Day Avonte Oquendo Disappeared
The Queens school that a severely autistic teen walked out of earlier this month lacked key safety features that could have
A Parent's Plea to Change Media Headlines
Marjoriet T. Matute
Founder and President, Devin & Tristan Give Back
The fear a parent feels is more intense than anything that could have scared us before their birth. Our children's pain hurts us 10 times more than them, and we prefer it that way. There is a parental connection I could never comprehend as a child that surprises me still today.
Avonte Oquendo, Autistic NYC Teen, Still Missing; Brother Urges Public To Keep Searching (VIDEO)
Oquendo also discussed the latest search efforts to find the missing teenager, which include playing his mother's voice over
Avonte Oquendo's Brother Speaks Out, Asks For Your Help
Last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School in Long Island City, 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo is still missing. Avonte's brother, Danny Oquendo, joins HuffPost Live to update us on search efforts and what can be done to help bring Avonte home.
Searching for Avonte Oquendo: How Racial Suspicion Hurts Missing Black Kids
In the last 12 days, how many times have you asked yourself and others the following question: where is Avonte Oquendo? If
Help Find Daphne Webb, Corrie Anderson And Other Missing People
Jeremy A. Lopez Corrie Anderson Regina Camille Riley COLD CASE OF THE WEEK: Daphne Viola Webb Typically someone, somewhere
Avonte Oquendo, Autistic Teen, Still Missing In NYC; Family Clinging To Hope
The family said their lawyer has filed a notice of claim with Comptroller John Liu's office against the school that they
NYPD Scours Subway Tunnels In Search Of Avonte Oquendo, Missing 14-Year-Old Child With Autism
A statewide missing child alert was issued for Oquendo Monday. Other than scouring the subway tunnels, police have reportedly
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