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Balance 2016: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds

  fitnigeria-balance1 It's everyone's favourite time of the year - World Mental Health Awareness Day! Well, it's our favourite day, after World Autism Awareness Day  and Christmas, of course. This year, on Monday the 10th of October, people around the world will be raising awareness for mental health issues...
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asktoks.com kicks off the Children’s Resource Fund !

World Autism Awareness Day #WAAD is celebrated on April 2nd, so by default April is the awesome-est month in the world. Throughout the month, people all over the world work hard raising awareness and teaching acceptance for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Here's what we've been doing. Our earlier post from WAAD this year showed us at the...
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An evening with Dr Bode Akintan

Last week, Dr Bode Akintan - brilliant child psychiatrist from Ontario Canada, was in Lagos and held an informal discussion about mental health at local restaurant- Ginger Tapas and Grill. asktoks.com's Funmilade Taiwo spoke briefly about how the Nigerian culture discourages children from sharing their personal experiences without fear of reproach or a lecture and how...
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asktoks.com receives funding

Asktoks.com receives funding from AfricSearch for their work with children with neurodevelopmental disorders in Nigeria. Executive President, Didier Acouetey scouted the young entrepreneur at the Africa 2.0 Leadership Symposium in Maputo, Mozambique last week. The funding is set to facilitate the growth of the business in order...

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#GTBAutismWeek 2015

IMG-20150630-WA0000 I arrive late. So as Dr. Oyelohunnu closes the first talk I am pleased to notice several well-known faces dotted around the room fully engrossed, but politely acknowledging my arrival. The second talk is by Dr. Marcus Tillery of Blazing Trails. I’m listening out for how exactly...
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Reflecting on May 2015

On the 1st of May, the epic #justcare event at the ITV studios in London set the tone for the rest of the month. IMG_20150501_144255IMG_20150501_123147 [caption id="attachment_2213" align="aligncenter" width="150"]IMG_20150501_142919 from top: Derek...
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