We know that the past few years have been difficult and unpredictable, but this is a great time to consider adding innovative technology like Floreo to your classroom or practice. With our telehealth capabilities, you can move seamlessly between in-person or remote sessions to help improve outcomes for your students and clients no matter what situation you find yourself in!
Our friends at RobotLab compiled a great list of grant opportunities to help you to creatively fund a Floreo subscription. You can use their helpful tool to search for grants by state. As always, if we can help you with wording for a grant opportunity you have identified, please let us know!
New Research Partnership
KADIANT USING FLOREO IN TWO STATES
We are pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with Kadiant. Kadiant will be using Floreo on a case-by-case basis in CA and GA to explore the benefits of using VR technology and how it can be used to improve the daily lives of many.
Kadiant is researching and evaluating the effects of teaching skills needed for crossing the street and trick-or-treating through Floreo’s curriculum over generalization of those skills to the natural environment. Future studies may look at comparing VR curricula with other ABA-types of curricula.
If you are a current Kadiant client in CA or GA, make sure you ask your therapist about using Floreo!
In case you missed it
FlOREO IN ACTION
One of our favorite things is getting to see Floreo being used by our customers. Recently The Learning Spectrum (OH) shared a video of Liz Fonzi MA CCC-SLP using Floreo with a client. Watch the Learner practice joining a conversation with peers in the school cafeteria.
And don't forget to tag us if you are sharing your Floreo experience on social media! We love to see all of the engaging and creative ways you are using Floreo!
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR TEXAS SCHOOLS
Attention Schools and Districts in Texas: All Texas local education agencies are eligible to apply for grant funding to increase their capacity to implement innovative programs that effectively serve students with autism ages three through 21. It is a great time to implement Floreo in your district, school, or regional center with the help of this grant! Let us know how we can help support your efforts to secure funding through this grant. Read more about the grant opportunity.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MEDICAID-BASED SOLUTIONS?
Attention New York families and organizations: Floreo is an approved CFS Vendor for the OPWDD Self Directed Services Waiver. Our service provides training to increase independence, health and safety and promote opportunities to build community living and independence skills. If you are interested in using your OPWDD benefits to fund your Floreo subscription, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are located in Maryland, Wisconsin, or Washington DC, please reach out to us about other Medicaid-based Floreo solutions in your area.
UPCOMING SERIES WITH SAM FARMER
Author, Floreo advisor and our Lead Self Advocate, Sam Farmer, announced a series of six virtual presentations which "are geared towards providing ideas and insights as to how autistic and neurodiverse individuals may be able to carve out better lives for themselves." Hosted by the Northeast Arc in MA, we hope you are able to join for one or more event!
Research study opportunity
FROM OUR PARTNERS AT CHOP
Our partners at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are recruiting participants for a compensated survey about autism and police. Please consider participating or sharing with others who might be interested!
What have we been reading this week?
- Kids with autism struggle to adapt to adulthood. One doctor is trying to change that.
- Years after federal directive, states expand autism coverage
- Isolation and anxiety take toll on children and caretakers during the pandemic
- "Matty Cools" makes dream shot for his high school basketball team
- Wellness design provides benefits to individuals on the autism spectrum