Autism

Queens Morning Roundup
Queens Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/01/2014 at 7:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 56. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: A few clouds. Low 39. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

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.

Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/14/2013 at 11:02AM

Close to six weeks have passed and although Avonte Oquendo’s whereabouts are still unknown, the search continues as hope in finding the autistic teen remains strong. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have been conflicting [...]

Fishing raises funds for autism programs
Fishing raises funds for autism programs
News Liam La Guerre 8/05/2013 at 3:08PM

A Middle Village-based autism advocacy group hosted a fundraising fishing tournament and raffle that reeled in more than $350. Play4Autism, which seeks to engage children with autism in various sports activities, organized the tournament together with Pat’s Sports Bar on August 4, to fund events through the year for kids with the disorder. “Everybody had [...]

Middle Village darts tournament raises money for autism
Middle Village darts tournament raises money for autism
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/22/2013 at 12:01PM

A darts tournament in Middle Village was a bull’s-eye for children with autism. Play4Austim, a nonprofit that provides sports and activities for children with the disorder, raised nearly $450 to support new programs at the event on July 13 at Pat’s Sports Bar on Metropolitan Avenue. “Everyone is coming in to have fun at the [...]

Op-Ed: Ensure services are there
News Op-Ed 4/26/2013 at 2:41PM

BY PETER SMERGUT The word “autism” conjures up many images and emotions. We have all witnessed the pandemic growth of this disability and it is hard to keep track of the incidents among newborn. Whether you subscribe to the 1/88 births or the more recent 1/50 births, the facts are clear, this is an extraordinary [...]

New York Families for Autistic Children opens center after Sandy setback
New York Families for Autistic Children opens center after Sandy setback
News Queens Courier Staff 4/09/2013 at 11:57AM

BY LIAM LA GUERRE Richard Henry moved to New York City two months ago in search of a new autism facility for his daughter. Fortunately, he won’t have to look any further. After a six-month delay following Sandy, about 200 parents, children, staff members and politicians attended the grand opening of the $5.9 million New [...]

Experts say Asperger’s syndrome has no ties to violence
News Melissa Chan 12/18/2012 at 9:00AM

A diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome had no link to shooting suspect Adam Lanza’s decision to kill in cold blood, experts said. “The eyes of the world are on this wrenching tragedy,” said Dr. Valerie Paradiz, director of Autistic Global Initiative. “With 1 in 88 now diagnosed, misinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding.” Lanza [...]