Growing representation for dolls with disabilities
Mainstream toy companies are starting to make more dolls and action figures that represent kids with different types of disabilities. National Public Radio (NPR) dives into the efforts of these companies to get a better look at this growing market.
Designers at American Girl with varying disabilities have begun to make things like wheelchairs, hearing aids, crutches, and even allergy-sensitive lunches for their dolls. These additions give kids with and without disabilities the opportunity to play and integrate those with disabilities in their play and in their everyday lives.
As kids with disabilities begin to see more toys that resemble them, it is important to recognize that there is still more work to be done. Listen to Dolls With Disabilities Escape The Toy Hospital, Go Mainstream, below: