Missing autistic boy, Avonte Oquendo – Update

Efforts continue in the search for 14 year old Avonte Oquendo who went missing on October 4th from his school.  The family and community remain positive and no tip or idea is left unexamined. Oquendo’s grandmother Doris McCoy is convinced someone has her grandson and that he is still alive: “Please bring him back, don’t […]

Man with Asperger’s found after missing for 10 days

Bedford, Texas – Luis “Luigi” Araud, 28, has been returned to his family. As reported in Autism Daily News, Araud left home on November 9th, after an argument with his parents. He was approached by Irving police two days later but he ran away. According to wfaa.com ABC8 news, Luis Araud was located near a […]

Avonte Oquendo remains missing after almost one month

 News in Brief – Avonte Alert petition created Autism Daily Newscast has chosen not to report on the missing case of Avonte Oquendo unless significant new information can be reported. There is still no new clues to finding him. Amid concerns that perhaps Avonte is being held in order to obtain a large amount of money, […]

Search continues for missing autistic boy now in its second week.

UPDATE Fourteen year old Avonte Oquendo of Queens, New York remains missing despite increase efforts to locate his whereabouts. The $5,000 reward offered by a local law firm, Mayerson & Associates, for his safe return has been doubled to $10,000. His brother Daniel Oquendo, Jr., said “I know they’re going through hours and hours of surveillance, so […]

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 seen of him alive. After he had been […]

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 and sadly his body was found in the East River in January. His death raised awareness nationally to the […]

Vigil marks one year anniversary when autistic teen, Avonte Oquendo wandered from school

New York — Avonte Oquendo wandred from his  NYC high school a year ago on October 4. Avonte, 14 had nonverbal autism and sadly his body was found in the East River in January this year. Autism Daily Newscast reported on many occasions about the search for Avonte, that took a 1oo days, and eventually […]

New video of Avonte Oquendo shows him running just feet past safety agent’s desk

LONG ISLAND CITY – A new video and new details from a police report on the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo that was released by the lawyer for Avonte Oquendo’s family. They decided to release the new video on Monday night and it clearly shows Avonte running just feet past the safety agent’s desk. David Perecman […]

Avonte Oquendo’s mother warned school staff to watch her son at all times

New York – The mother of Avonte Oquendo, the teenager who disappeared from his school in Queens last October and whose remains were found in January had warned a teacher that he needed to be watched at all times. However according to a report released on Thursday by the independent investigator for the New York […]

Danny Oquendo, Brother of Avonte Oquendo Pays Moving Tribute

Danny Oquendo – Recently posted a blog on the Autism Speaks website in which he describes his thoughts and feelings about the death of his brother, Avonte Oquendo who went missing last October from his school in Long Island City, New York. He mentions that the events of that day when his brother went missing […]