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.
VIRTUAL AND LIVE EVENTS
We are excited to announce our induction to the Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) as a Business Affiliate. As part of the "Meet the CASP Business Affiliate series" we will be hosting a free webinar for CASP members on Friday, 2/25 at 2pm EST. If you are a CASP member, please make sure to register.
Our first live events in over two years! See Floreo and meet members of our team at the International Virtual Reality Healthcare Association conference on March 3-4. We will also be at the APBA Conference in New Orleans March 17-19. We would love to hear from you if you are attending either conference and would like to set up time to meet!
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!
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 PROGRAMS 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!
An Autistic Perspective as a Son (3/23 from 6:30-8:00 ET)
This workshop will discuss all of the things my parents did right while raising me and how their parental decisions ended up positioning me for future happiness and success. Register here.
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?
- Autism appears differently in brains of girls, boys
- Tri-State area parents say it’s taking months, even years, to find therapy services for children with autism
- Is your company inclusive of neurodivergent employees?
- Gene-edited brain organoids are unlocking the secrets of autism