Identify and benefit from unrecognized knowledge and skills, that have developed as a direct compensation of any type of limitation
(physical, psychological, social, economical).

Identify and benefit from unrecognized knowledge and skills, that have developed as a direct compensation of any type of limitation (physical, psychological, social, economical).
With our TINO methodology we claim that any person, team or organization has extra-abilities. These are capacities developed to compensate for any below average situation. This can be a physical disability but also any other type of challenging situation. An extra-ability is not a talent a child (or adult) has, despite his or her limitation. It's the skill he or she has because of it. Have a look at the images on the right or the animation below to see this concept explained.
Because the compensation process happens naturally, people, teams and organizations are not aware of having these skills. As a result, they don't capitalize on their full potential. And that's a waste of human assets because whether it’s for effective empowerment, better inclusion or improving your organizational operation power, knowing your capacities more fully always helps! And the great thing about extra-abilities: they already exist. So why not use them more effectively?

Why left leg right leg?

  • To tackle bullying
  • To find hidden resources
  • To find innovative solutions
  • To increase participation

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Recognizing right legs needs a different mindset. In order to stimulate that, we provide workshops and lectures. We also wrote the book 'The Gang of Extra-able', which you can find in Issuu as an e-book. In this book, together with the Tino character, the reader discovers how any disability (physical, mental or economic) actually creates an 'extra-ability'.

E-book (in English)

Project examples

In the past 2.5 years, we have organized a TINO Program for young adults on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. This was part of the national Action Program for Homeless Young People. Through conversations with TINO trainers, home assignments and climbing sessions, the participants gained insight into their compensation skills and life path. Curious to know more? Read our publication including interviews with participants.

Since 2017 we organize TINO programs in which youngsters interview elderly as 'knowledge detectives'. The youngsters practice to learn from people you didn't expect to learn from and the elderly get recognition for their stories and knowledge. Our clients for such programs are nursing homes, municipalities, a national government and funds. Good to know: These programs can take place corona-proof using videocalls. Click on the button below to see an aftermovie of one of such programs.

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With our book 'Left leg- right leg' (in Dutch 'De bende van Super-Anders) we introduce children to the phenomena of unrecognized compensation skills. With our workshops and materials we dive deeper into the world of unrecognized knowledge and show how all types of disabilities, disadvantages and challenges have a silver lining. This approach offers a great way to tackle bullying, increase the children's self-esteem and activate them as inspiration to others.

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"The TINO concept of left leg-right leg immediately appealed to me, because we experience that in society, the 'left leg label' dominates. With the TINO approach I realized how we actually ignore the qualities that children and adults have, not despite but rather thanks to their disability (all types). That is why we have teamed up with HUMINT Solutions and, because of our anniversary year, we are offering the books of HUMINT Solutions and TINO workshops to schools as a gift. This way, we already familiarized hundreds of children, teachers and parents with this perspective and with their own right legs!"
Dick van der Meer, chairman non-profit organization Stichting Leergeld in Arnhem, the Netherlands
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