Over the years, one of our most frequent content-related asks has been for employment-related lessons. We are pleased to announce the latest lessons in collaboration with Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD). These lessons address soft skills in the workplace: communication, cooperation, collaboration, and compromise. We are excited to share them with you and can't wait to hear what you think!
Recently, Dr. Catherine Lord, the George Tarjan Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, took the time to give us her initial feedback based on her experience using Floreo with learners. Dr. Lord co-developed the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), which are together considered the "gold standard" in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
The new year brings with it a time for reflection upon goals, possibilities, and ideas. We have ambitious plans for this year and are looking forward to sharing more about them with you soon!
We are so proud of all of the huge milestones we accomplished this year: our profile in The New York Times, the closing of our $10M Series A funding round, our first partnership with a payer (CareSource). But to us, the behind-the-scenes milestones are just as, if not even more powerful because we can see just how many lives Floreo has touched.
We are constantly working to make Floreo even better: we adjust lessons, improve the experience, and release features and lessons based on customer feedback. We are thrilled to announce that we just launched a "custom lesson plan" feature within all customers' Floreo portals. This feature will allow Coaches to create a personalized row of lessons for each of their Learners.
In the next few weeks, we will be releasing the next lessons in the series that we have been developing with the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Like the Find Your Bus series that we released earlier this year, these lessons are targeted to older Learners and are designed to address employment-related skills. These lessons will also mark the debut of the newest Floreo experience: the Floreo movie theater! We can't wait to unveil them and see what you think, but in the meantime, please enjoy a sneak peek below.
We have had an exciting year at Floreo. Between our profile in The New York Times, the closing of our $10M Series A funding round, our first partnership with a payer (CareSource), and, most recently, our first full-team get together in DC, we have a lot to be thankful for.
We are proud to announce the closing of our $10M Series A funding round, led by Tenfore Holdings with participation from the Felton Group, the Autism Impact Fund and the Disability Opportunity Fund.
As the weather in much of the US starts to cool down, things at Floreo are heating up! We have some exciting content in the works, including the next series of lessons we have been developing with the State of Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities that focus on employment-related skills. We also have some other much-requested lessons in the works and can't wait to announce their release soon. Stay tuned for those announcements as well as some new features that we think our Coaches will love!
It is a great time of year to revisit the Trick-or-Treat lesson with your Learner; keep reading to get a refresher of what you can expect!
Members of our team had a chance to share Floreo at the first fall event for Meta's invite-only #MetaTeacherPopUps series to demonstrate how Floreo can turbocharge special education for the neurodiverse. We were grateful to get to meet so many passionate, innovative educators. Let us know if you plan to be at the Brooklyn pop-up on October 16 or the Naperville, IL pop-up on November 6. We would love to meet you! Special thanks to Meta for the invitation to participate in these fun events.