Category: Autism Awareness

Avonte Oquendo

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is now accepting applications for our seventh annual Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship! The Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship Fund awards $5,000 to a student who is: Diagnosed on the autism spectrum or who has a close family member living with autism; and Enrolled in or accepted to an accredited college, university, or vocational school in […]

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The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that our firm was a proud participant in this year’s Autism Speaks Virtual Walk! Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with autism and accelerating the spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. Funds raised through the event help fuel […]

2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism Winner, Louis Godfrey

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is pleased to announce that Louis Godfrey has been selected as the winner of our 2021 Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship for Autism. Louis recently graduated from J.L. Mann Academy in Greenville, South Carolina and will be attending Clemson University this fall. Louis’ winning essay on “Adversity and Autism” was an inspiring […]


On October 4, employees of The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., and their loved ones set out to walk 1.54 miles (for the 1 in 54 children with autism in the U.S.) as part of Autism Speaks New York City Walk. The firm team dedicated their walk to the life of Avonte Oquendo and raised funds to […]

Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is World Autism Month, a month-long celebration and awareness campaign that kicks off with the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Throughout the month, Autism Speaks® and other organizations work in unison with community partners and families to promote awareness, understanding, and acceptance. As 2020 has been designated […]

Autism Awareness Month

April 2nd is World Autism Day, a United Nations’ designated day of observance which kicks off an entire month dedicated to spreading awareness, promoting education, and gathering support for Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., is proud to continue our support for these great initiatives, and help spread the word! World Autism Awareness Day / […]

Avonte Oquendo

Senator Charles Schumer recently announced that the recently unveiled United States spending bill includes “Kevin & Avonte’s Law”, named after Avonte Oquendo and Kevin Curtis Wills, two young boys with autism, who tragically died after wandering off. This law, if passed, will provide reauthorization for and allow for the expansion of an existing program put […]

David Perecman on Pix 11

In light of startling statistics that one child dies every day from choking, Pix 11 featured a story on an invention that could have potentially prevented the deaths of Noelia Echavarria and Dyasha Smith. Arthur Lih was devastated by the startling reality of choking deaths in schools, so he did something about it. Lih invented […]