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WABC's "Up Close" on Autism Awareness in Wake of Avonte Oquendo Case

(April 13, 2014) - This morning, WABC-TV New York's  “Up Close” looked at  the importance of autism awareness and support for people with autism and their families in the wake of the disappearance and death of Avonte Oquendo. First, WABC's Bill Ritter spoke with Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte's mother, and her attorney, David Perecman. The interview was followed by Ritter's conversation with Autism Speaks President Liz Feld and Executive Vice President Michael Rosen about autism awareness, wandering, the CDC's new 1 in 68 autism prevalence estimate and the need for more support for people with autism and their familes. Read more from WABC-TV here and watch the segments below.

Vanessa Fontaine

Liz Feld and Michael Rosen, part 1

Liz Feld and Michael Rosen, part 2