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News, updates, how to's, stories and commentary from the Tiimo Team and our partners.

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Dec 6, 2022

An Autistic person's guide to avoiding seasonal overwhelm

Tips on building a gentle routine for the holidays

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Nov 30, 2022

The Reverse Pomodoro Technique

If you struggle with executive dysfunction, depression or even just motivation - the reverse pomodoro technique might help you get started on a task without feeling overwhelmed

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community and Communications

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Nov 9, 2022

An Introduction to Autistic Inertia

Often feel like you are frozen instead of being able to start or finish a task? You might be struggling with Autistic Inertia.

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Nov 2, 2022

How to change our relationship with ADHD impulsivity

Understanding impulsivity may offer ways to prevent it and also build a better relationship with our impulses and ourselves

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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Oct 27, 2022

ADHD, Sickle Cell Disease and the need for Black blood donors

Ahead of the ADHD Babes Blood drive, learn more about the impact of having both Sickle Cell and ADHD, and the importance of blood donation

— By Moji Alli, ADHD Babe & Sickle Cell Warrior

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Oct 14, 2022

Tiimo celebrates ADHD Awareness month

October is ADHD Awareness month - catch up on some of our most popular blogposts on thriving with ADHD & celebrate with our free phone wallpaper

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Sep 28, 2022

Tiimo raises their seed investment round

Find out more about the funding and what it means for Tiimo

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Sep 21, 2022

Tiimo nominated in EY's Entrepreneur of The Year competition

We have been recognised in the Social Entrepreneur - Future Impact category

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Sep 12, 2022

Back to school? Why Tiimo App is better than a regular planner

10 ways Tiimo App can change the way you organise your next study year

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Aug 31, 2022

ADHD Friendly Organization Strategies for Back to School

Every year I thought this would be my year to be organized. This is what finally helped.

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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Jul 26, 2022

Executive Functioning when cooking

The reasons behind why you might find cooking challenging and how to make the process easier

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Jul 20, 2022

Schedule your dream Summer

Get the most out of your summer break

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Jul 12, 2022

The Life with Lost Keys Podcast is Here

And we're the proud sponsor!

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Jun 16, 2022

How to create visual schedules

Creating schedules that promote independence and well-being, not compliance

— By Tiffany Hammond, Guest writer

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Jun 2, 2022

Finishing what you start when you have ADHD

How to escape the guilt, renew motivation and stop projects from languishing

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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May 19, 2022

The pros & cons of popular productivity methods - suitable for Neurodivergent thinkers

We explore 5 common productivity methods through a Neurodivergent lens

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Apr 28, 2022

Autistic people and visual thinking

How knowledge about our cognitive processing style can help us find tools that play to our strengths

— By Agustina C.M., Guest writer

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Apr 5, 2022

New Widgets (iOS)

All the parts of your day within Tiimo, available at a glance on your homescreen

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Mar 29, 2022

Maintaining Routines when you have ADHD

Adjusting our expectations to make our routines a game we can win

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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Mar 21, 2022

Neurodiversity Celebration Week is here!

Learn, share, and celebrate the incredible variation in our brains, the ways we can be affirmatively neuroinclusive, and the important contributions neurodivergent people make in all of our communities.

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Feb 14, 2022

Love, parenting and ADHD

Maintaining a romantic relationship in a high-pace ADHD family

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Feb 2, 2022

Making sense of your routines: The role our sensory patterns play in everyday life

Routines help us set a rhythm for our lives and we can tailor them to our sensory profiles.

— By Agustina C.M., Guest writer

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Jan 26, 2022

Creating and planning good routines from scratch

January is full of discussions about routines and their benefits - but very few of these actually focus on how to create a routine from scratch. We can help!

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Jan 19, 2022

5 Strategies to help maintain a routine when you are Autistic

These strategies can help you think about your routine in a new way, and can support you in keeping to them more consistently

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Dec 22, 2021

Flexible Activities come to Tiimo's Android App

Flexible activities - activities that have no scheduled time and can be played and paused through the day are now available for Android

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Nov 9, 2021

Chapter IV of our Product Roadmap

Find out what Tiimo will be working on over the Winter period.

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Oct 25, 2021

How to cope with Halloween when you are Autistic

Tips on how to make the Halloween Period less scary

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Oct 6, 2021

Routines - How to guide (iOS)

The new routines feature has now been launched in the app - here is a guide to help you get started

— By Signe Marie Marott Bentzen, Lead Product Designer

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Oct 3, 2021

Routines - new feature preview (iOS)

We are so excited to launch our new routines feature - here is a bit of an advance look at how it works

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community & Communications

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Aug 23, 2021

Taking Notes

Get those actions and tasks out of your brain and into your Tiimo schedule (iOS & Android)

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Jul 29, 2021

Flying during the COVID pandemic, when you are Autistic

Travel tips to help avoid overwhelm and sensory meltdown

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Jun 21, 2021

ADHD and Task Initiation: Getting the Ball Rolling

Task Initiation is harder when you have ADHD. Here are some strategies that can help you get started

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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Jun 17, 2021

Apple feature Tiimo as ‘One to Watch’ globally 🎉

Apple has featured the Tiimo app globally on the iOS App Store! We celebrate this recognition with our users

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community and Communications

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Jun 16, 2021

Chapter III of our Product Roadmap 🚀

Find out what Tiimo is currently working on and the new features coming soon to the Tiimo app.

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Jun 3, 2021

Neurodivergence, war and social justice

To be pro-neurodiversity is to be anti-war (1)

— By Anna Fay Hermanson and Muhammed Fares, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach (Anna) and Journalist (Muhammed)

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May 29, 2021

Happy Birthday? Why birthdays might not be a cause of celebration for Autistic people

Birthdays can be overwhelming and exhausting (even if you’re in sensory control)

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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May 21, 2021

How to get your best start with Tiimo

Incorporating a new app into your life can be daunting. This guide is full of tips for those of you getting started with Tiimo

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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May 12, 2021

Waiting Mode: Why you can't do anything before your appointment and what you can do about it

Feeling trapped by a combination of anxiety, executive dysfunction, and time agnosia before an appointment is frustratingly common. Here's some ways to escape waiting mode.

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is an ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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May 7, 2021

The business behind building an app

Taking a look behind the scenes at Tiimo and why it costs so much money to develop an app.

— By Helene Lassen Nørlem, Co-founder & CEO of Tiimo

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Apr 21, 2021

An intro to Sensory Processing Difficulties

What are sensory processing difficulties and what do they have to do with neurodiversity? Read on to find out more

— By Lorraine Scott Young, Brand Manager at Chewigem

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Apr 13, 2021

Coping with Time Agnosia (Time Blindness) : an ode to burnt noodles

Most people with ADHD have some amount of time agnosia (or time blindness), which means that we don’t naturally have a strong feeling for the passage of time.

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya Hitomi is the ADHD Coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind Structured Success @StructuredSucc

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Apr 8, 2021

Interoception: all about the eighth sense

Sensory differences in interoception are common amongst neurodivergent people. Here’s why and why it matters.

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Apr 3, 2021

Autism awareness? We should be talking about burnout and compassion instead

Past World Autism Awareness weeks have been geared at helping neurotypicals understand what our lives are like, but autistic people don’t receive much understanding or compassion in return. What I really hope for in these periods of ‘awareness’, are for autistic adults to find some comfort and perhaps learn how to make sense of some aspects of their autistic identity.

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Mar 24, 2021

Flexible Activities in app (iOS)

Tiimo is excited to launch flexible activities - activities that have no scheduled time and can be played and paused through the day

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Mar 23, 2021

Time blocking for ADHD'ers

Time blocking is a time management technique that makes our tasks and our time visible. Here’s why it can be so helpful for those with ADHD and how to implement it.

— By Maaya Hitomi, Maaya is an ADHD coach with a Master's in Psychology. They are the voice behind @StructuredSuccess

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Mar 15, 2021

It's Neurodiversity Celebration Week!

What are you doing with your workplace, school, or family to celebrate the incredible variation in the way our brains work and the important contributions neurodivergent people make in all of our communities?

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Mar 4, 2021

Eating Disorder Recovery, Autism & Sensory Sensitivity

The public resources for supporting my eating disorder recovery did not take into account my experiences and needs as an autistic and sensory sensitive person. This needs to change.

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Feb 22, 2021

Neurodivergent people and time perception

As Neurodivergent people, there are many aspects of our neurological processing that diverge from the rest of the population, including how we sense time.

— By Agustina C.M., Guest writer

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Feb 16, 2021

Chapter II of our Product Roadmap 🚀

We've already released some of the features promised in our last update and have added new ones to the wishlist, so we want to keep you posted on what's coming next in the Tiimo app.

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Feb 11, 2021

The Pomodoro Technique

How to get things done, help your focus and maintain your energy

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community and Communications

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Jan 25, 2021

What it's like getting through reverse seasonal affective disorder

I dread painfully warm summers and anticipate cool, cosy winters

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Dec 28, 2020

Getting through Betwixmas

Tips on how to manage the period between Christmas and New Years if you’re Autistic

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest writer

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Dec 10, 2020

The Modern Woes of Adapting Through the Holidays: Tackling Anxieties and Impulses Around Money

How to manage your money and curb impulse spending this holiday season.

— By Maxime Weiss, Community Lead at Neuros, Guest writer

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Nov 26, 2020

Tiimo partners with Kahoot!

Tiimo partners with Kahoot! to launch neurodiversity myth busting games to promote more inclusive learning environments and workplaces.

— By Natasha De-Freitas, Community and Communications

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Nov 23, 2020

Dyspraxia: It’s more than not being able to ride a bike

What it was like growing up dyspraxic (and autistic) and undiagnosed

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Oct 29, 2020

ADHD: the past, the present, the future

How has the understanding of and knowledge about ADHD changed over the years? (Hint: a lot!!) Read on for a historical account of ADHD, as well as research from 2020 about emotional dysregulation in honour of ADHD awareness month.

— By Anna Fay Hermandson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Oct 7, 2020

Being Unknowingly Autistic at University

What it was like starting university without knowing I was autistic (and some tips if you’re starting out, too)

— By Josefina Troncoso, Guest writer

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Aug 4, 2020

Introducing: Our Product Roadmap 🚀

Stay posted on exciting product changes coming very soon (checklists, moodtracking!) and a little later (flexible activities, calendar integration!) right here.

— By Melissa Würtz Azari, Designer and co-founder

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Jun 30, 2020

Coming out in adulthood: I’m Autistic, in my 30s and I’m non-binary

Coming out as non-binary as an autistic adult

— By Laura Zdan, Host of the Not Neurotypical Podcast and creator of the Not Neurotypical Squad

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Jun 21, 2020

Covid-19 & The Rise Of Uncertainty

Advice from an Autistic adult on dealing with uncertainty and change during the COVID-19 pandemic

— By Lydia Wilkins, Guest Writer from Mademoiselle Women - Documenting life on the Autistic Spectrum

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Jun 11, 2020

Masters of Masking: Autistic Men Who Mask

Do autistic men and boys mask? What we know & what we need to find out about masking in autistic men.

— By Anna Fay Hermandson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Apr 28, 2020

Tips for Autistic adults managing covid-19 quarantine challenges

Let’s put it bluntly: the lockdown is rough. It’s difficult, unpleasant, and frustrating for pretty much everyone. However, being Autistic adds an extra layer to this – though the specifics of course depend on where you sit on the spectrum.

— By Lydia Wilkins , Guest Writer from Mademoiselle Women - Documenting life on the Autistic Spectrum

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Apr 6, 2020

Film premier: ‘Amazing Kids' by animator Alex Amelines is out now ✨

The film is narrated by fourteen autistic kids, describing their experiences from their own perspective. We're thrilled to have supported the process of producing this film.

— By Anna Fay, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Apr 3, 2020

Supporting your Autistic child and/or child with ADHD through the COVID-19 pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic is scary for everyone, not all people are impacted by the disruptions to daily life equally. Here are some tools to support your neurodivergent child.

— By Anna Fay, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Mar 4, 2020

Amazing news: There’s a new Tiimo app!

Important fixes, seamless user experience, and a super flexible development platform.

— By Anna Fay, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Feb 19, 2020

Kahoot! founders back Tiimo

Tiimo investors now include Jamie Brooker and Johan Brand. We couldn’t be more excited!

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Feb 4, 2020

Success! Tiimo is fully-funded on Seedrs

Thanks to investments from over 230 individuals and businesses who see the transformative power of Tiimo, we’re currently overfunding on Seedrs.

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Jan 22, 2020

Why isn’t Tiimo free?

In a dream world, Tiimo would be free. We want everyone who could use Tiimo to be able to use it forever.

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Nov 8, 2019

Tiimo is crowdfunding

We have almost 1500 users from 49 different countries today, but we know that there are so many more people out there who could use Tiimo. So we're crowdfunding €340,000 to grow our impact - and you can join us!

— By Anna Fay Hermanson, Lead on partnerships & community outreach

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Sep 4, 2019

Autism & communication

This is the first in a bi-monthly series written by voices within the autism community that we want to amplify. Jade Page is a UK-based mom to two kids with autism. This is her story about finding the right resources to support her kids with communication.

— By Jade Page, Guest Writer

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Apr 11, 2019

Mindful Parenting: Mindfulness Technique for Children with ADHD

More studies show that mindfulness or meditation can have a positive effect on both the behavoir, impulsivity and hyperactivity of children and youngsters with ADHD.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager

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Apr 4, 2019

Exercise and ADHD: How Physical Activity Boosts the Brain and Cognitive Performance

Physical activity have a positive effect on cognitive performance and executive function such as learning, problem solving and attention span.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager & Science Researcher

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Mar 28, 2019

''I Don't Remember'': Why Verbal Reminders Don't Work

Studies show that verbal information is inferior compared to visual information. Visual reminders are much more effective than verbal, as visual reminders are both more memorable and increases the attention span.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager & Science Writer

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Mar 21, 2019

Creativity Takes Courage: The Originality of the ADHD Mind

Research suggests that people with ADHD perform better than those without ADHD in tasks requiring creativity and originality.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager

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Mar 14, 2019

Can Supplements improve hyperactivity, attention and impulsivity?

People with ADHD often lack magnesium and zinc and supplement of these vitamins may improve hyperactivity, impulsivity, attention and memory.

— By Ingibjörg Ferrer, Science Writer

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Mar 8, 2019

The Art of Masking: Autistic Women who Mask

Autistic women and girls are masking to such a degree that they risk late or missed diagnosis. Masking may help socially and professionally in the short term, but may also harm mental health and a person’s sense of self-worth in the process.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager

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Mar 3, 2019

A Mother's Story of Autism and Assistive Technology

How Tiimo app supports Marc, diagnosed with autism, throughout his day.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager

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Feb 21, 2019

What is Autism? The Basics of Autism Spectrum Condition

Autism spectrum condition (ASC) is a neurodevelopmental condition that means that autistic people have different brains than allistic people.

— By Anna Fay Hermandson, Lead on partnerships & Community outreach

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Feb 14, 2019

What is ADHD?

Do adults have ADHD? What are some common ADHD traits? Read on to learn more..

— By Anna Hermanson, Lead on partnerships

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Jan 2, 2019

En Mors Historie om Autisme og Tiimo

Hvordan Tiimo app støtter Marcus, diagnosticeret med autisme, igennem hans dag.

— By Charlotte Egeskov, Content Manager

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