When Avonte Oquendo disappeared last year, it was his family and members of the autism community who led the charge in his search. Sadly, Avonte didn’t survive his ordeal and his family wants to ensure that no one else has to go through what they did. Recently, Avonte’s brother Danny entered law school with the goal of becoming a legal advocate for autistic kids. New York’s NBC4 has the story:
Danny Oquendo, 27, passed the LSAT six years ago and is finally starting New York Law School this week, inspired by Avonte.
The autistic boy disappeared last October after he ran out of his Queens school unsupervised. After a months-long search that gripped the city, Avonte’s remains were found in the East River near College Point in January.
The city’s medical examiner ruled that the cause and manner of Avonte Oquendo’s death could not be determined.