As we celebrate Autism Acceptance Month, we are reminded that we can and do accept and love all, we can still provide interventions to help children, young adults, and adults thrive in the world.
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!
We are proud to announce 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.
Floreo awarded contract with Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for program utilizing our virtual reality platform
Floreo, which has developed the first behavioral therapy metaverse through a Virtual Reality (“VR”) platform, has entered into a contract with 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.
It goes without say that there is no amount of behavioral therapy that can help an individual with ASD or other neurodiverse conditions cope with the trauma of a war. It is simply unthinkable and tragic. As each of us proceed with our daily ups and downs, let’s keep in mind those who are being directly impacted by the violence being waged against Ukraine, and hope for peace. We stand in solidarity with Ukraine.
What an interesting journey this has been, and it has only just begun, some 14 years ago, that is. Interesting, in part, because I became a father not yet knowing that I was autistic, and once I found out, my perspective on fatherhood changed rather dramatically. The diagnosis raised several questions and concerns. Will I be able to handle the responsibilities of parenthood going forward? How will my newly discovered autism profile affect my son? How will my son's growth trajectory affect me? Will I be able to live up to society's expectations around being a good father and husband, considering that these expectations stem from an essentially neurotypical point of view?
We were thrilled to present information about Floreo to a group from The Council of Autism Providers. We were recently inducted into CASP as a business affiliate via an invitation from current Floreo customer and research partner Kadiant. If you weren't able to attend or aren't currently a CASP member, you can still see the presentation. Click here to watch the video!
We are excited to welcome a new member to the Floreo team. Dr. Paul Ballas is a physician and board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist whose practice is focused on children and adults with ASD. In addition, Paul has experience consulting with leading digital therapy companies. Prior to joining Floreo, Paul was a Regional Medical Director at Cognoa. Paul will be working primarily on our FDA and other regulatory strategies as we continue to grow our offerings.
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!
I founded Floreo in 2016 based on a deeply personal connection with autism spectrum disorder. I saw first-hand the challenges that children with ASD faced with learning social and executive functioning skills, and how a child could respond positively through the use of virtual reality technology as a tool to aid the development of social and executive functioning skills. Now, looking ahead to 2022 and beyond, I see an accelerating demand for technologies that can help address the practical needs of the growing population of neurodiverse individuals.