One East Elmhurst boy is getting his running shoes ready once again to help make a difference.
Radik “Ray” Khaimov’s new Utopia Barbershop is designed to cut hair for children with special needs, with a mini toy store design that features posters to cartoon characters, an airplane barber chair and video game consoles.
A package of bills was introduced to the City Council Friday to help prevent something like that of autistic teen Avonte Oquendo’s disappearance, which ended in tragedy, from occurring once again.
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One of Avonte Oquendo’s older brothers is sharing what his family went through in the four months during the 14-year-old’s disappearance.
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.
An autistic 12-year-old boy who sprinted out of his Rego Park home Thursday was found safe in Brooklyn after a terrifying four hour search, police and family said.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]