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To celebrate International Day of People with Disability - Australia Feros Care and Screenworks are hosting six short films about people with disability working hard to achieve their goals.Keep your eyes out for Sam Stubbs from NSW, who competes in a tough CrossFit event as the only participant with Down syndrome 💪 You can watch the premiere on Thursday at 6.30PM AEDT here: ... See MoreSee Less

4 hours ago

COMING SOON! Kmart Australia has listed the ‘Baby Charlie with Down Syndrome’ dolls on their website. 

They reached out to DSA early in the process to consult with us about their ideas, and were happy to see dolls with Down syndrome in their new line of inclusive toys. Some of their other new dolls include one who uses a wheelchair, and another who is vision impaired.

Wed love to hear your thoughts about this new inclusive range.

COMING SOON! Kmart Australia has listed the ‘Baby Charlie with Down Syndrome’ dolls on their website. They reached out to DSA early in the process to consult with us about their ideas, and we're happy to see dolls with Down syndrome in their new line of inclusive toys. Some of their other new dolls include one who uses a wheelchair, and another who is vision impaired.We'd love to hear your thoughts about this new inclusive range. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

Comment on Facebook COMING SOON! Kmart ...

I have nothing against the dolls per se, but I’m concerned that with every good intention they could produce a negative impact. If a child sees one in the shop and asks their parent to buy them one, then that parent acts negatively (for whatever reason) e.g ‘no darling you don’t want one of “those” dolls. Look, here’s a normal doll’ , the message received by that child won’t be one of inclusion. I hope I’m out of touch and this will never happen 😌

I want one😍😍😍😍😍

I think it’s awesome, but.... why does it have to be called “baby Charlie with Down Syndrome”? Why not just “Baby Charlie”? If it’s about inclusively then surely that’s a given. As someone who works with people with differing abilities on a daily basis, I feel strongly that they wouldn’t find this necessarily appealing, they are people, all different. Having Down syndrome is only one part of what makes them awesome.

I went searching yesterday to find them both in the aisle ....... cannot wait to get them both such beautiful and unique dolls ... luv them both x

Soo we are proud owners of one !!!!

It's a pity they're both white. Would have been nice to have some cultural diversity.

Wonder how expensive these will be.? Have a non verbal, 10 year old Grandson, with D.S. & partly Autistic, who loves dolls. Everywhere he goes, so does his couple of dolls, even his “Special school”, even takes them into the shower, bless him.

I think it’s a great start on inclusion. And sadly my son has that bloody awful haircut due to not being able to tolerate anyone touching his hair!! I will be buying some to donate to his school.

I think they look dreadful, the clothes and haircuts awful. I can see how this has happened with good intentions, but it looks like they are based on sad dated stereotypes. I'm dreading having people suggest this as a gift my daughter. I think there's more to being inclusive than almond shaped eyes and a bad hair cut. I love how my daughter looks more like her family than a couple of stereotypical features. Big no from our family.

Mikaela these are beautiful dolls, Apparently at Kmart!!

Jasmine Cassim Lisa Cassim Amelia Cassim maybe I'm just getting old and fed-up but now we have dolls for everyone to tell us about. It will be 'did you see they have Down Syndrome dolls in Kmart'. I wonder how many people will let us know and say I thought of you when I saw them😠A big NO from me.

Hmmm not sure about that stereotypical DS haircut on the male 😳 and the choice of outfits too. It’s a big fat 👎 from me.

There are much better inclusive dolls out there for sure. These look like they came from a primary school reader book published in the 80s! Ugly hair and clothes... Kmart are doing good things re:inclusivity with their dolls with mobility aids etc but these need to be revamped for sure!

I’m not as DS mum, but a big fat no from me

What the hell were you thinking of with the stupid hairstyles??

So, I just asked my 34 year old what she thought of these dolls. She said OMG they’ve got Down’s syndrome!! She thought they were pretty cool. Shea has always known she was born with DS and we spoke about it from a young age as quite a normal thing, she always got excited when she saw someone who ‘looked like her’. I reckon I would hv bought her one! I think we sometimes read too much into things....bring on the fact the world is made up of all types and colours! I love them 😁

Good concept bad execution. They look horrible, the hair styles, the cloths the features are to much.

My son absolutely loved being able to see his disability being reflected in a baby doll. He knows it doesn't reflect the way he dresses, or his haircut. He also knows it's a BABY doll, and not him, the adult.

A long overdue idea. Good to see a more realistic choice of dolls

Thumbs down to the hair and clothing on the boy but it’s a good idea

Yes do not think it is at all necessary to add a conditions with the dolls - we all need to acknowledge all for who we are as loving and caring with each other-do not categorize- e.g old, fat, brown, black brindle?

Cathryn Schmidt we have to get one and one for Dawn

Love it!!!!

These dolls great.co cute

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