Mattel introduces first Barbie with Down’s syndrome

Mattel is getting more inclusive!

COLUMBIA, S.C. (CNN)–Mattel is getting more inclusive! The company introduced a new Barbie representing a person with Down’s syndrome.

The chromosomal condition causes mild to severe learning disabilities and distinctive facial characteristics.

For an accurate representation, Mattel says it worked with the National Down Syndrome Society on the doll’s shape, clothing, accessories, and packaging.

The doll has a rounder face, smaller ears, a flat nasal bridge, and slightly slanted eyes.

The doll is part of the Barbie fashionistas line, which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty and fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

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