On April 25, 2023, Barbie® introduced its first doll with Down syndrome, a step to further increasing disability representation in the toy aisle. NDSS had the opportunity to advise Mattel to ensure the doll reflected characteristics and symbols of Down syndrome. The doll is part of the Fashionista line and will be available, alongside other dolls from the line, in stores later this summer. We look forward to seeing additional Barbie dolls with Down syndrome launched in the future! Learn more from Mattel.