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DNA testing to determine if remains are those of autistic teen Avonte Oquendo
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DNA testing to determine if remains are those of autistic teen Avonte Oquendo

New York - The search for 14 year old Avonte Oquendo who was last seen on October 4, 2013 may be over.  DNA results from remains recovered last Thursday are expected to be determined around Wednesday, January 22. After authorities were led to  the shore...
Sen Schumer pushes for Avonte’s Law at State of Union Address  – w/video
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Sen Schumer pushes for Avonte’s Law at State of Union Address – w/video

Later today, Avonte Oquendo's mother, Vanessa Fontaine, will be accompanying Senator Chuck Schumer as a guest for the President’s State of the Union address. Avonte Oquendo wandered from his  NYC high school on October 4, 2013. Avonte, 14 had nonverbal autism ...
Proposed Avonte’s Law will fund tracking devices for autistic children
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Proposed Avonte’s Law will fund tracking devices for autistic children

Jan 26, Sen. Charles Schumer, New York - was accompanied by Avonte Oquendo's mother and grandmother to announce the proposed Avonte’s Law. The proposed law would fund voluntary tracking devices for autistic children. It also hopes to expand support serv...
Kristina Chew from New Jersey, USA, voices fears for her 16 year old Autistic son’s future
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Kristina Chew from New Jersey, USA, voices fears for her 16 year old Autistic son’s future

New Jersey, USA. In America, children with disabilities are entitled to social services until they are 21 years of age. Kristina Chew’s son, Charlie, is severely autistic and has intellectual disabilities. He will soon be 16 ½ and this has prompted Kristin...
Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe
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Autism and Wandering: How Applied Behaviour Analysis can Help Keep Kids Safe

In October 2013, a 14-year-old boy by the name of Avonte Oquendo wandered away from his class and out of his school. The security cameras outside of his school captured him darting across the street until he was no longer visible. This is the last footage ever...