SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

April 09, 2012 07:00 ET

Leaders and Families of Pasadena Center for Learning Disabilities to Walk in Support of Autism

'Team Frostig' to Walk During the 10th Anniversary LA Autism Walk -- April 21

PASADENA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 9, 2012) - As the only school-wide team to participate in the 10th Anniversary Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks, 'Team Frostig,' under Team Captain and autism author Monica Holloway, consists of over 100 members, including educational leaders, board members, and families of The Frostig Center, a non-profit organization and center for learning disabilities, uniting to walk in support of autism on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

Members of Team Frostig include:

  • Bennett Ross, Ph.D., Frostig Center Executive Director
  • Chris Schnieders, Ph.D., Head of School
  • Parents and students of The Frostig Center and School
  • Monica Holloway, autism memoir author, family literacy advocate and parent to a child with autism, who attends Frostig School
  • Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, autism parent and writer of LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace

"Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks is an incredible event that unites the local autism communities together," says author Monica Holloway. "It is a true honor to walk as part of Team Frostig this year, along side of the leaders, educators, and caregivers that provide enriching, quality services to my son on the autism spectrum."

The Frostig Center includes an internationally recognized research department, on-site academic instruction for students ranging from grades 1-12, and ongoing training for over 1,000 professionals each year. Frostig School, a part of The Frostig Center, aims to enhance the opportunities of children with learning disabilities and related learning problems, including high functioning autism, non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, and Aspergers.

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."

ABOUT LOS ANGELES WALK NOW FOR AUTISM: The 10th annual Los Angeles Walk Now for Autism Speaks will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl. The 2011 walk hosted 25,000 people and raised $1.68M. Walk Now for Autism Speaks is North America's largest grassroots autism walk.

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