Topic: Autism

This Samsung App Helps Children With Autism Make Eye Contact

Cheil Worldwide creates 'Look at Me' game

For all the griping and joking about the alienating effects of smartphone technology, it's worth remembering that ubiquitous mini computers can actually help people socialize—even people who struggle with basic…

This Chaotic, Hypnotic Autism PSA Is Truly (and Literally) Sensational

What sensory sensitivity feels like

IDEA: The world that people with autism inhabit isn't just indescribable; in many ways it's unknowable. But one symptom many people on the spectrum experience—sensory sensitivity—can be illustrated, or at…

Adweek's Top 5 Commercials of the Week: April 25-May 2

These new spots were all about overcoming obstacles. Vote for your favorite

This roundup of the week's best ads speak to the various obstacles we encounter in our lives—both the small hurdles and those that at first may seem insurmountable. The lesson…

How Chili's Got Nearly a Million Likes by Fixing a 'Broken' Burger for a Girl With Autism

Another touching customer-service triumph

We've mentioned before—notably in last summer's Panera case—how random acts of kindness in customer service can snowball into massively positive PR when the customer involved relates the story poignantly through…

Actor With Autism Stars in SunTrust Ad About Parents Planning Retirement for Three

Patrick Storey's first TV role

SunTrust has released an interesting new ad from Agency D7 about parents who are planning retirement for three, including their live-at-home autistic son. It's notable because the actor playing the…

U.K. PSAs dramatize the isolation of autism

(Click the images to enlarge.) Autism is all about isolation. The emotional distance between autistic children and their families—the inability to communicate and comprehend—can be overwhelming and touch on…