Floreo was founded by Vijay Ravindran and Vibha Sazawal. Vijay is an Amazon veteran (1998-2005), who led product and engineering for Amazon’s consumer ordering technology including the launch of Amazon Prime. Vibha is a computer science Ph.D., and formerly a lecturer and researcher at the University of Maryland, with a past research focus on programming tools and children’s programming techniques. They both have extensive experience with autism therapy as parents.
Meet our team of fantastic designers, therapists, and developers:
Ali Moeeny, MD, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
Rita Solórzano, MA, CCC-SLP, Director of Content
Solomon W. Jagwe, Art Director
Sinan Turnacioglu, MD, Medical Advisor to Floreo
Meredith Gammon, Environment Artist
Mariela Martínez, Product Manager
Partners & Collaborators
Celebrate the Children
Celebrate the Children is one of the first schools to use the DIR® model to fulfill the requirements of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
CAR is a collaborative effort between Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) with a three-part mission to discover the causes of autism in order to develop better treatments, support families affected by ASD, and provide world-class training for the next generation of master clinicians and scientists.
Montgomery County Police Department
The Autism/Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Outreach Unit at the Montgomery County Police Department is committed to educating and bringing awareness of Alzheimer’s, Autism, Intellectual Disabilites, and Down Syndrome to the community and to officers, while also providing resources to loved ones of those with one of these conditions.
Floreo’s immersive virtual reality platform is unique in that it allows a parent or therapist to directly observe the learner’s experience, and to provide interactive guidance and feedback in real time…We see significant potential for this intervention to be developed and applied in ways that have meaningful, positive impacts on real-world social, adaptive, and other important skills for individuals with ASD.
Joseph McCleery, PhD, Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia