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A collection of stories, experiences and uplifting tales regarding the world of disabilities and the individuals who have them.

British Toy Makers Make Dolls with Disabilities

Nava Silton

Finally kids with disabilities can see themselves in their toys. For decades, toy companies have ignored the disability community making only typical looking dolls. A social media campaign called Toys Like Me is now working to fix this. The campaign encourages parents and kids with disabilities to customize their toys and post the results online. The campaign became so huge, toy companies jumped aboard. British toymaker, Makies, released a line of dolls with disabilities. Makies is working on a doll in a wheelchair and can custom-make dolls. You can order your doll with a hearing aid, a guide dog, walking aids and even facial marks.  Even more exciting is that the British-based company is expanding to the United States, so that even more kids can have the joy of having dolls that look like them.

Explore the Makies Website Here