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Just released: our brand new Ride the Bus lessons!

By Heather | Jun 30, 2022

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!

We are also excited to continue work on the next series of lessons as part of this partnership: lessons designed to address employment-related skills. Stay tuned for that series release later this year!

If you are interested in implementing Floreo in your school, district, or practice, please set up time to speak with a member of our team. Contact us.


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New Lessons: The Ride the Bus series: This is Your Bus, Wait for 2nd Bus, Destination Not on Schedule, With Other People, Unmarked Bus, Troubleshoot Missed Bus

Who it is for: Learners age 15 and up (younger audiences could get a jump start on learning these skills as well)

What's new: These 6 lessons address different aspects of bus travel including locating the correct bus stop, finding the correct bus route for the desired destination, finding a safe place to wait, waiting for the correct bus, where to wait when other travelers are present, troubleshooting some common issues the Learner might encounter when traveling, and understanding how to pay for the ride. These lessons are among our most complex lessons yet, with tons of learning opportunities within each of the 6 lessons!

Consider pairing with: The Street Crossing lessons in Community & Daily Living for more practice crossing the street under different or changing circumstances. 

Find these new lessons in the Community & Daily Living skill category once you have the latest version of Floreo! If you haven't yet had a chance to download the latest version of Floreo, it's a good time to do it! You can find it in the iOS app store by clicking this link. If you have Floreo rental equipment, make sure to turn it on, connect it to WiFi and let the update download before opening the app.

Reminder that you will need to have iOS 15 installed on your iPad and iPhone in order to download the latest version of Floreo.

If you haven't yet subscribed to Floreo, we would love to discuss subscription options with you. And if you or your staff would like to talk through the new content or any of the changes we've recently made, please reply to this email to set up time to speak to a member of our team!

Summer School Special

For any teachers or schools who haven't tried Floreo yet, summer is a great time to do it!  Add almost 200 immersive, engaging experiences to your summer curriculum. A summer school or summer camp roll out is a great way to get familiar with Floreo before implementing it in your larger classroom in the fall!

Starting at $750 per classroom, reach out to us to learn more details about our summer school program.

If you already have Floreo and are interested in discussing best practices for deploying Floreo in a summer school or camp setting, we would love to set up some time to discuss logistics with you!

Grant update

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.

Research study opportunity
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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About the Author


Heather is Floreo's Director of Customer Success. She makes sure that all of Floreo's customers are comfortable and confident using Floreo. Prior to working at Floreo, Heather worked at Trove (a news start-up) and eBay for Charity. Heather holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, where she also played varsity basketball (and won an Ivy League Championship) and a M.Ed. from the University of Mary Washington. In her free time she enjoys reading, tennis, skiing, and hiking around Western North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and adorable lab mix, Pepper.