"Leah's Voice included in literature for kids resource in What Is Autism? episode guide, Love for Logan included in stories and resources for children in the What Are People With Autism Like? episode guide"
"My daughters’ relationship inspired the story. Through the ups and downs, their loving devotion to each other has always remained strong. I wanted to write a story about a sibling learning that her older sister is on the spectrum, and started to speculate about the future and how bringing friends to the house may become difficult for her. Leah’s younger sister is so mature for her age, and has compassion for her sister and all families affected by autism. She supports her sister no matter what, and we are extremely proud of her!"
"Lori has written Leah's Voice, the story of an autistic child and her sibling, told from the sibling's point of view. It is meant to show how understanding can be taught by example. Leah DeMonia, now 13, contributed illustrations to the book."
"Siblings may find it difficult to explain to their friends, or feel disappointed when their friends aren’t more understanding. Leah’s Voice tells the story of two sisters facing these challenges. Through her kindness and devotion, one sister teaches by example the importance of including everyone and showing acceptance.
The Autism Society presents the Dr. Temple Grandin Literary award to any item published or copyrighted within the last five years that positively affects the life of an individual or family member impacted by autism. While being a difficult subject book, It is first a superb example of good children’s literature."