Welcome to youBelong Community! We’re so excited to have everyone here, so feel free to start the conversation and introduce yourself.
- Who are you and where are you from?
- Who do you know with special needs?
- What’s a fun fact about yourself?
- What’s one thing you hope to get out of being here?
I’ll start us off:
I’m John Ciocca, the Founder of youBelong! My brother Christian has Down syndrome and I built youBelong as a way for him to connect with friends after my family moved from New Jersey to Florida. What started as a side project has grown into a social network where everyone can feel included. youBelong Community is another initiative we’re working on as we continue towards our mission of making the internet more inclusive for everyone.
Since my family and I live in beautiful Southwest Florida, when I’m not working on youBelong you can find me enjoying the sun either poolside or at the beach!