Lori and her family live in the Philadelphia area where she works as a Behavioral Health TSS. Their oldest daughter, Leah, was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder when she was 2 years old. Her articles have been published in Spectrums Magazine, The Autism Notebook Magazine, SEN Magazine, Autism Matters, Autism World Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Autism Spectrum Quarterly. She serves as a parent consultant with PEAC - The Pennsylvania Education for All Coalition, an organization that supports inclusive classroom placement for special needs children, and also on The Walnut Street Theater Education Advisory Committee. She is the recipient of the 2014 Temple Grandin Outstanding Literary Work of the Year Award for her book, "Leah's Voice."