March 08, 2019 04:55 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- It's been one year since the tragic death of 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe. His body was found in the Genesee River four days after he walked away from School 12 in March.
On this one-year anniversay, AutismUp wants to honor Trevyan Rowe's memory by making sure what happened to him, never happens again.
The organization says the best way to do so is through renewed awareness, ongoing education, and improved outreach. Beginning this past year, initiatives became available for families living with autism and community members to help with that.
These resources include a toll-free autism helpline at (866)-AUTISM4 and a family navigator sponsored by the Golisano Autism Center. The navigator has been working within schools and recreation centers in the Rochester community.
Project Lifesaver will also be available to residents of Monroe County beginning this week.
In addition, the second annual Community Conversation: Maximizing Safety for Students with Disabilities will be held on March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Al Sigl Center.
To reserve a spot at this education forum, send an email to email@example.com.
The New York Attorney General's Office is still investigating the school district's failures and what needs to be done to prevent them in the future.
It has yet to release its report.
Read below for a statement from the attorney for Trevyan Rowe's mother, Jason Brown.
"It has been a full year since the tragic passing of young Trevyan Rowe and still there is no justice for him and his family - just lies, evasion and a cover-up by the School District and the City. Mayor Warren has publicly acknowledged responsibility, but the City and School District still have not offered the family anything for their loss – the exact opposite of responsibility and accountability. Politicians cannot be allowed to deceive and delay while kids are at risk and families suffer."
Updated: March 08, 2019 04:55 PM
Created: March 08, 2019 03:26 PM
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