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October 06, 2022

Floreo experiences are evidence-based

One of the pillars of the Floreo development process is that our clinical team ensures that our lessons are built upon evidence-based practices. With a robust team that includes a neurodevelopmental pediatrician, Speech Language Pathologist, BCBAs, and neurodiverse adults who all contribute to content development, we are committed to having the highest of standards when developing new lessons. For example, our Street Crossing experiences are built around targets as determined by curriculum established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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September 22, 2022

Just released: new and improved "Join a Conversation" lessons!

We have heard from many customers that our Join a Conversation lesson has been a favorite for both Coaches and Learners alike. Last year, we introduced more topics of conversation and a randomization aspect after hearing from customers that they were tired of talking about pizza -- the only conversation that was then available. We added 10 additional topics of conversation and heard from many that this was a great improvement!

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September 15, 2022

Floreo visit to the Dan Marino Foundation!

Recently, I was able to visit a true pioneer in serving the autistic community, the Dan Marino Foundation. Founded 30 years ago when autism awareness & acceptance was nothing like today, the Dan Marino Foundation has been ahead of its time, focused on services around independent living and employment as autistic kids become adults and when services start to fall off the cliff. More than that, the Marino Foundation has been on the cutting edge of technology developing novel applications including virtual reality based for areas such as driving instruction and job interviewing.

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July 14, 2022

Virtual reality practice is more important than ever.

We are always saddened to read articles like this one regarding the research that "Children with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), have the greatest association with bullying exposure." Articles like this really drive home the reasons we are so passionate about the content we are creating at Floreo. Our Banter vs. Bullying lessons give Learners the opportunity to practice recognizing, responding to, and diffusing different types of bullying situations from teasing all the way up to the threat of physical violence. Our immersive experiences give Learners the practice and tools that they need if they are ever in the unfortunate situation of being a target of a bully.

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June 30, 2022

Just released: our brand new Ride the Bus lessons!

We are proud to announce the release of the first 6 lessons we have developed with the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. These first 6 lessons focus on traveling on public transportation and give the Learner the opportunity to practice many aspects of the bus riding experience. We can't wait to hear what you think of them!

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