Is Floreo right for you?

Heather
Newsletter, Blog, Lessons
March 24, 2022

If you haven't taken the leap to join the Floreo family yet, you may be wondering if Floreo is right for your situation. We just released a new tool to help you determine if Floreo is a good fit for your family, practice, or school district. Visit "Is Floreo Right For Me?" and walk through the steps to get a personalized lesson plan and suggestions for your Learner. And, as always, you can contact us with details about your situation and we will be happy to talk through the ways Floreo can be helpful for your Learners!

 


New Partnerships
THE FLOREO COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO GROW

A warm welcome to our newest partners: ABC Unified School District (CA). We look forward to helping you serve the needs of your students and community!

Are you ready to join the Floreo family? We would love to discuss implementation in your school, district, or practice!


In case you missed it

FLOREO AWARDED CONTRACT FROM TN DIDD

We were awarded a contract from the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). The contract, which spans over two years, will fund a VR pilot project for the development of a new content curriculum to teach transportation and job skills for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and fund a license to use Floreo with its vocational trainees.

Many neurodiverse individuals face challenges with securing and accessing employment due to a range of factors, including inadequate skills training. In fact, approximately 85% of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed. The new curriculum, administered through the program between Floreo and the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, will focus on travel safety and transportation for riding public transit, as well as job skills training in community settings such as grocery stores.

Read more.


Upcoming Events

LIVE & VIRTUAL EVENTS

Let us know if you plan to attend any of these upcoming events! We would love to schedule time to meet with you!

March 30: members of the Floreo team will present virtually in both English and German at the APEXInspire Conference

April 3-6: Floreo Founder/CEO Vijay Ravindran will participate on an in-person panel at the ASU GSV Summit in San Diego.

April 18-20: Vijay will also be participating on a panel at the Autism Investor Summit in Beverly Hills.

May 14: Floreo's Chief Medical Officer, Sinan Turnacioglu MD, will provide an Innovative Technologies Demonstration Session on Mobile Virtual Reality Skill Building for Autism Spectrum Disorder at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) Annual Meeting

May 28-30: Meet members of the Floreo team at the ABAI Annual Convention in Boston. 

We hope to see you soon!


Grant update
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR 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.

Educators in other states: 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!


Medicaid update
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 info@floreotech.com.

If you are located in Maryland, Wisconsin, or Washington DC, please reach out to us about other Medicaid-based Floreo solutions in your area.


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!

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What have we been reading this week?
NEWS ROUND-UP