Our mission is to make the internet more inclusive for everyone.


youBelong was started by two brothers, John and Christian Ciocca. As the first social app for people with differing abilities, our focus was on accessibility and the safety of users. People from around the world use youBelong to connect with their friends.

To ensure that users have a positive experience on the platform, we developed technologies that can detect and stop cyberhate. Parents can rest assured that their child is safe while online and our users feel empowered to finally use social media just like their peers do.

We want to offer a variety of products for people with differing abilities. To start, youBelong Voice, an alternative augmentative communication (AAC) app with advanced text-to-speech synthesis powered by Microsoft. We're also building purple, a mobile bank that supports parents every step of the way. Parents should have to worry less about paperwork and spend more time allowing their child to succeed.

The Team

John Ciocca

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Founder & CEO

Christian Ciocca

Head of Community

In The News

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MyVoice Tap or Type to Talk by youBelong 2018 Edisn Award Winner
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