Mother of missing autistic teen: Son’s school ‘failed me’

By Queens Courier Staff |

THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA The search continues for Avonte Oquendo, who family members say is a shy yet happy, lovable, care-free and loving boy. Avonte, 14, who is autistic, was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have […]

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Reward for safe return of missing Queens teen increased to $70K


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Updated Saturday, October 11, 8:01 a.m. The family of a missing autistic Queens teen held a vigil for him Friday as the reward for his safe return was increased to $70,000. An initial $5,000 reward was offered by Mayerson & Associates, a New York Law Firm which represents individuals with autism. Manhattan Children’s Center, a […]

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