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Closing the Neurodiverse Social and Communication Gap with VR Technology

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Description: Making the workplace more accessible and welcoming to neurodiverse people is crucial, but neurodiverse professionals also need support adapting to the workplace and the world beyond. Enter Floreo, the first behavioral therapy metaverse that uses VR technology to equip learners with the social and communication skills they need to thrive in any situation. In this talk, Heather Manning, Floreo’s Director of Customer Success, explains how the technology works and how it can help neurodiverse professionals adapt to the demands of the modern workplace.

Talks about: neurodiversity, communication, tech

Heather Manning

Bridget Finkeldey

Heather Manning is the Director of Customer Success at Floreo. She works with Floreo's customers to make sure they are making the most of their Floreo experience. Heather is an alumna of Dartmouth College and also holds a Master's degree in Education. Prior to her work at Floreo, she worked at eBay for Charity and was also PowerToFly's first "editorial placement" in 2014! Heather lives in the Asheville NC area and spends her free time enjoying the outdoors and searching for waterfalls with her husband, two sons, and very cute labrador-mix, Pepper.

Noelle Johnson

Bridget Finkeldey

Noelle Johnson is a Global DEI Strategist and Trainer with over a decade of experience working in operations across industries and has been recognized for her expertise on mentorship and sponsorship. Noelle has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, NPR, and more.

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