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Topic: Disabilities

Awkward Around People With Disabilities? These Ads Want to Help

Grey London campaign looks to 'break the ice'

Ever met someone with a disability and felt unsure what to say or how to even shake hands? If so, you're not alone, and British advocacy group Scope is here…

Ad of the Day: Powerade Tells Nico Calabria's Amazing Story in Best World Cup Spot So Far

A one-legged boy grows into a champion

For decades, athletes saw emotional vulnerability as something to be shunned, a personal shortcoming that must be internalized and kept out of the limelight at all costs. Competitors seemed to…

Ad of the Day: Saatchi Turns an Email Into a Beautiful Ad for World Down Syndrome Day

Advice for a future mom

A pregnant mother recently sent an email to CoorDown, Italy's national organization for people with Down syndrome. The future mom had learned her unborn son had the genetic disorder, and…

Ad of the Day: The World's Most Amazing Mountain Climber Stars in Intel's Latest Spot

Erik Weihenmayer's story

Intel's "Look Inside" film series about inspiring people scales new heights in this 90-second spot about Erik Weihenmayer, who's beaten long odds to climb the world's seven tallest peaks. There's a…

Wheelchair Basketball Ad for Guinness Wins on a Buzzer Beater

Ties that bind

The bond among true friends is one forged of iron—hardened, powerful and time-tested. Nothing strengthens that bond more than friendly competition—testing your physical abilities, challenging and pushing each other despite…

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…

4-Year-Old With Down Syndrome Stars in Marks & Spencer's Christmas Campaign

Seb White brings holiday cheer

Marks & Spencer's use of 4-year-old Seb White (at bottom right), a little boy with Down syndrome, in its Christmas ad and catalog this year is being hailed as a…

Miami Girl With Down Syndrome Is Face of Swimwear Ad Campaign

Valentina Guerrero models for Dolores Cortés

Models with Down syndrome have been making inroads into advertising lately as part of ensemble casts in circulars and catalogs. Now, a 10-month-old Miami girl, Valentina Guerrero, is fronting a…

Boy With Down Syndrome Becoming an Unlikely Ad Star

He models in Target circular, Nordstrom catalog

One young man is making great strides in the modeling world despite what many might see as a significant impediment—he has Down syndrome. His name is Ryan, and he appears…

Man in a Bear Suit Could Use Some Hugs, Too

European PSA is moving, but is it a rip-off?

This European PSA from Jung von Matt shows a guy in a bear suit receiving hugs and affection from folks in a crowded thoroughfare. At the end, he's revealed to…

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