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.
A day after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was laid to rest, one politician announced legislation that could help prevent a similar tragedy from happening.
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 [...]
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, [...]