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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 [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Howard Beach autism center ready to survive another storm
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Howard Beach autism center ready to survive another storm
South Liam La Guerre 10/24/2013 at 12:44PM

At the New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) center in Howard Beach, the staff uses colorful plastic boxes for files and toys. Cardboard boxes aren’t allowed. It isn’t that the staff prefers the colorful selection of plastic containers because they blend well with the center’s bright walls. The plastic boxes are a small example [...]

Annual Lindenwood car wash raises $3K for New York Families for Autistic Children
Annual Lindenwood car wash raises $3K for New York Families for Autistic Children
South Terence M. Cullen 6/25/2013 at 5:33PM

New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) raised more than $3,000 from its seventh annual car wash, which took place in Lindenwood on Sunday, June 23. Organizers held the wash in conjunction with a car show by the Bow Wow Boys Car Club. The money will go toward rebuilding the NYFAC facility, which opened in [...]

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 [...]

Development up throughout Queens
Development up throughout Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 9:00AM

Temperatures are not the only thing that’s been skyrocketing this summer. Development in Queens has been booming in the borough, with announcements of major projects, the near-completion of others, and talks of even more to come. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on June 14 the long-awaited, finalized plans for a Willets Point facelift that is expected [...]

NYFAC car wash most successful ever
NYFAC car wash most successful ever
News Terence M. Cullen 6/29/2012 at 3:57PM

It was a win-win for anyone looking to get his car washed last weekend in Howard Beach. The Sixth Annual New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) Car Wash raised money to go toward programs that help people with autism and to educate parents and relatives. For just $10 apiece, volunteers, including children with autism, [...]

Input sought for new New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) center
Input sought for new New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) center
News Melissa Chan 10/12/2011 at 4:28PM

A new center for developmentally disabled children and adults is coming to Howard Beach. New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) looks to offer a number of new programs and workshops to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder and people diagnosed with a developmental disability at a more convenient location. The center — the first [...]