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Barbie Debuts First Doll with Down Syndrome to 'Counter Social Stigma Through Play' (


First-ever Barbie doll with Down syndrome. PHOTO: MATTEL

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The National Down Syndrome Society, which collaborated with Mattel on the doll, says it's a "huge step forward for inclusion".

Barbie is making history once again!

Mattel on Tuesday announced the debut of its first-ever Barbie with Down syndrome.

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The doll was "created to allow even more children to see themselves in Barbie, as well as have Barbie reflect the world around them," the popular toy manufacturer said in a press release. "The Barbie doll with Down syndrome is meant to inspire all children to tell more stories through play."


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