When she couldn’t find any dolls that looked like her daughter with Down syndrome, a Pennsylvania mom decided to create them herself.
Connie Feda is working on a lineup of girl and boy dolls modeled to more accurately reflect the physique of those with disabilities. Inspired by her 13-year-old daughter, Feda describes the look of her creations as “cute,” “intelligent” and “spunky.”
In addition to being more identifiable for kids with disabilities, Feda says her dolls also offer an opportunity for therapy. They feature clothing with life-size zippers, buttons and snaps to help young people practice their motor skills.
Known as “Dolls for Downs,” the 18-inch toys are expected to be available in May, reports WPXI, the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate. To read more click here.