The mother of Avonte Oquendo has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, charging various agencies and individuals with negligence leading to the death of the 14-year-old autistic teen, according to published reports.
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.
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 Department of Justice agreed Wednesday morning to take existing funding which already helps track seniors with Alzheimer’s and expand it to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
A day after autistic teen Avonte Oquendo was laid to rest, one politician announced legislation that could help prevent a similar tragedy from happening.
The search for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo has come to a devastating end for his family who never gave up hope that he would return home alive.
As tests are underway to determine if the human remains and clothing found in College Point belong to missing teen Avonte Oquendo, the family’s lawyer has decided to hold back on the lawsuit until the results are known.
According to a Department of Education occurrence report obtained by David Perecman, an attorney for Avonte Oquendo’s family, a timeline shows what happened before, during and after the day the boy went missing.
It has been more than two months since Avonte Oquendo went missing from his Long Island City school, and all his mother, Vanessa Fontaine, wants is to bring him home for Christmas.