SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

Author Monica Holloway

July 28, 2011 15:17 ET

UPDATE: Autism Memoir Author to Attend Kick-Off for Special Needs Camp

Monica Holloway to Celebrate Camp Opening With 200 Disabled Children

SHERMAN OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - Acclaimed author and Sherman Oaks resident Monica Holloway, 48, will attend the kick-off for the 2nd Annual Camp JPAC, the only summer camp in Los Angeles for special needs children and their siblings, on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 8:30am at the Junior Blind of America, 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd. in Los Angeles. Media are invited to attend and interview Holloway.

A highlight of the camp's kick-off will include the release of 200 butterflies into the air, representing the 200 disabled children and teens participating in the unique program.

Holloway, who has shared her autism experiences in a memoir titled Cowboy and Wills, will celebrate the kick-off for the camp alongside Areva Martin, co-founder of Special Needs Network, author of The Everyday Advocate, and Managing Partner for Martin & Martin, LLP. Martin started the camp after the Los Angeles Unified School District eliminated many of its traditional summer programs for disabled youth.

"I am thrilled to be involved with Camp JPAC," says Holloway. "It is a wonderful experience where kids and teens are encouraged to explore their imaginations, while interacting in a fun, safe environment."

Holloway received the Woman of Distinction award from Special Needs Network this year, for her work in educating the Los Angeles community on autism.

Media inquiries contact Jess Block, Media Relations, at 909-706-8525 or For more information on the camp, visit

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Author Monica Holloway is 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 William "Wills" Bradford Price, 13, and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of the Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

ABOUT COWBOY AND WILLS: A moving memoir about overcoming adversity, Cowboy and Wills tells the story of the golden retriever puppy who changed her disabled son's life by being his first friend. Cowboy and Wills is published by Simon and Schuster and was released in 2009.

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