Autism Speaks

Op-ed: Let’s be their voice
News Op-Ed 2/16/2014 at 12:32PM

The heartbreak and agony that Avonte Oquendo’s family has had to endure is one that I can’t even begin to imagine. Over the course of the past few months, Avonte became more than just a face on a missing poster.

$10,000 reward offered for safe return of missing Queens teen; family plans to sue city
$10,000 reward offered for safe return of missing Queens teen; family plans to sue city
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2013 at 10:30AM

Updated 4:20 p.m. As the search continues for a missing autistic Queens teen, a $10,000 reward has been offered for his safe return. The New York law firm Mayerson & Associates, which, according to a press release from Autism Speaks, dedicates itself “almost exclusively to the representation of individuals with autism” is putting $5,000. On [...]

Book sales to benefit Autism Speaks
News Queens Courier Staff 6/09/2012 at 12:28PM

Now you can cook for a cause. Employees of Keil Bros. Garden Center & Nursery have compiled a “collection of local recipes from . . . families and friends” to benefit Autism Speaks, an international advocacy organization. Their involvement stemmed from the company’s desire to honor the autistic great-grandson, Alex Keil, 17, of their founder, [...]