Bestselling Memoir Author Monica Holloway to Speak on Autism and Overcoming Adversity During Events Throughout Autism Awareness Month in April

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PASADENA, Calif., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To inspire, share hope, and educate audiences on autism, bestselling memoir author Monica Holloway, of Cowboy & Wills (Simon and Schuster), will be speaking on overcoming adversity and her personal experiences with autism throughout Autism Awareness Month in April, to audiences of educators, clinicians, researchers, local community members, parents, and more on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
    Holloway will be signing books alongside prominent autism researchers and authors: Dr. Ricki Robinson, Dr. T. Berry Brazelton and Dr. Serena Wieder.
    Profectum Conference
    Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA
    http://www.profectum.org/site/c.8gLNK0MFLkIYF/b.8361829/k.9E86/2013AprilWest_Coast_Regional_Conference.htm
     
  • Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
    Holloway will serve as mistress of ceremonies speaking to over 100 people affected by disability in South Los Angeles
    Special Needs Network's 7th Annual Tools for Transformation Conference
    Junior Blind of America, 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.specialneedsnetwork.org/registration-for-the-7th-annual-tools-for-transformation-now-open/
     
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
    Holloway will speak on the topic of "Overcoming Adversity with Grace: A Mother's Journey with Autism"
    10th Annual Young Child Expo & Conference
    New York's Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
    http://www.youngchildexpo.com/
     
  • Monday, April 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Holloway will speak on the topic of "Strong in the Broken Places" as part of a speaker series benefitting the Riverside Art Museum
    Look Who's Talking Speaker Series
    Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA
    http://riversideartalliance.org/

Says author Monica Holloway, "I am honored to have the opportunity to speak to many different audiences during Autism Awareness Month in April, on topics including understanding autism and overcoming adversity in the face of hardships. Spreading awareness for autism and giving hope and support to those facing adversity is very important to me."

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Monica Holloway is the bestselling author of Cowboy & Wills, a Mother's Choice Award's Gold recipient, and the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son Wills and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA. http://www.monicaholloway.com/

ABOUT COWBOY AND WILLSCowboy and Wills tells the story of the golden retriever puppy that changed Monica Holloway's disabled son's life by becoming his very first friend and coaxing him out into the world. Simon and Schuster published Cowboy and Wills. http://www.cowboyandwills.com https://www.facebook.com/cowboyandwills

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