Dolls with Disabilities

Kids need dolls and toys that resemble them. Sure, it’s great to have toys that you aspire to be, like an astronaut or scientist. But if every astronaut or scientist you see is an able-bodied white male, it changes the way a child thinks. If a child is disabled, they need disabled dolls and toys.

This is an older post that used to be called Dolls with Special Needs, but I am moving away from using the phrase Special Needs.

an assortment of disabled dolls

It’s so important for kids to see toys and dolls with disabilities. To have them play in their imaginary world and do things normalizes it for real life. Here are more than 25 dolls and action figures with disabilities.

I’ve also included accessories for toys and action figures you might already have, plus where to buy them. These disabled dolls and action figures are not always easy to find.

Admittedly, disabled dolls and dolls with wheelchairs were much easier to find in a female version than a male. But, still, I was excited to find one WWE wheelchair set, so disability toys for boys are out there!

Sale
Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures
33 Reviews
Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures
  • Helps children learn about disabilities, safety and community through creative play.
  • Multicultural creative learning toys suitable for block play, day care and preschool.
  • Each piece is 5" x 2" x 2"
  • For ages 18m+

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Click N' Play Doll Wheelchair and Crutches Medical Play Set, 5 Piece Set, Wheelchair, Crutches, Bandage, Leg Cast, Arm Cast, Perfect For 18 Inch Dolls, Gifts for Girls Ages 3+
1,279 Reviews
Click N' Play Doll Wheelchair and Crutches Medical Play Set, 5 Piece Set, Wheelchair, Crutches, Bandage, Leg Cast, Arm Cast, Perfect For 18 Inch Dolls, Gifts for Girls Ages 3+
  • Doll Wheelchair Set - Make sure your doll has a speedy recovery with this pink & purple wheelchair and healing set. Perfect to fit 18-inch dolls of all styles. Doll not included.
  • Added Accessories - This set includes everything you need to allow your doll to rest and recover: (1) wheelchair, (1) pair of crutches, (1) bandage, (2) casts - one for arm and one for the lower leg.
  • Easy Assembly & Storage - Comes fully assembled. Folds for compact storage and easy to take on the go! Measures: 10.5 inches high.
  • Great Gift Idea - This doll wheelchair set is a great pretend play item for preschoolers/ toddlers (3-5 years old), and makes the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion!
  • High Quality - All is made of top quality built to last for years of enjoyment.
Sale
Sophia's 9 Piece Golden Plush Puppy Dog and Accessories Set with Leash, Food Bowl, Brush, Toy Ball, Toy Bone, Bed, and Blanket for 18' Dolls, Multicolor
934 Reviews
Sophia's 9 Piece Golden Plush Puppy Dog and Accessories Set with Leash, Food Bowl, Brush, Toy Ball, Toy Bone, Bed, and Blanket for 18" Dolls, Multicolor
  • DOLL PLUSH PUPPY DOG SET: Includes a 6 1/2" plush puppy dog, collar, leash, food bowl, brush, toy ball, toy bone, puppy bed, and blanket all packaged into a cute decorative box
  • EASY STORAGE: All of the pieces have a kid-sized design that's made for little hands and come in a keepsake box
  • FUN PRETEND PLAY: Features bright colors to keep your child engaged while using their imagination
  • MADE FOR 18" DOLLS (doll not included)
  • KID-SIZED DIMENSIONS: Puppy measures 6 1/2 inches tall and 4 inches wide for easy storage
Cre8tive Minds Marvel Education Friends with Diverse Abilities Figure Set, Inclusive Doll Set of 6 for Ages 3 and Up, Multicolor, 5 inches (MTC-164)
513 Reviews
Cre8tive Minds Marvel Education Friends with Diverse Abilities Figure Set, Inclusive Doll Set of 6 for Ages 3 and Up, Multicolor, 5 inches (MTC-164)
  • DIVERSE FIGURE SET: Encourage open-mindedness and inclusivity through play with the diverse abilities friends figure set
  • DURABLE: Solid vinyl construction stands up to daily use and will not be damaged if tossed, stomped on, chewed, or pounded
  • EDUCATIONAL: Figure set adds inspiration and encourages social awareness to playtime
  • SET OF 6: 6 figures with varying physical disabilities perfect for classrooms, daycares, or home play
  • IDEAL SIZE: The tallest figure measures 5" tall, the perfect size for little ones to play with
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #132
5,683 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #132
  • This line of 12 Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes 6 body types, 9 skin tones, 6 eye colors, 11 hair colors, 10 hairstyles and so many on-trend fashions and accessories!
  • Barbie doll comes with a wheelchair and ramp.
  • The chair's wheels really roll -kids can just give it a push to get it moving or set the brake to keep it in place.
  • Barbie doll has 22 "joints" across her neck, upper arms, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, upper legs, knees AND ankles so she can comfortably sit and maneuver in her wheelchair.
  • A white top with colorful stripes and cut-out sleeves paired with faded denim pants are right on trend, especially when accessorized with her silvery sunglasses, yellow watch and white sneakers.

Disability Awareness Dolls

American GirlAmerican Girl has a great assortment for kids. While I’ll admit that they are not cheap, they are super cute! You can buy a wheelchair, a walker, hearing aids and much more. If you keep scrolling down, you’ll see I have listed similar items at Toys R Us that are less expensive.

american girl doll doing physical therapy
This is a girl doing PT! How adorable!
american girl white cane
You could copy this idea and make a white cane for any doll.
journey girl t1 diabetes kit

American Girl Wheelchair

american girl wheelchair

Barbie– Barbie is finally getting it right and adding disabilities to the lineup.

barbie with wheelchair prosthetic

Playmobil-There’s a movement out there called “Toys Like Me” and these folks got Playmobil to make some toys that look like our kids. Never doubt what motivated parents can do.

playmobil disabled toys
Service dogs!
playmobil wheelchair

Build a BearBuild a bear has hearing aids and a few other accessories that you can add on to their existing dolls/stuffed animals. For example here is the $2 Hearing Aid you can buy and put on any stuffed animal.

hearing aid for stuffed animals

And they have a seizure helmet! A seizure helmet!

seizure helmet for doll

Flaghouse– Is a toy/educational games make that offers the following accessories for dolls: Wheelchair, Vinyl Glasses, Forearm Crutches, Leg Braces, Walker, Seeing Eye Dog and Cane, and Dark Vinyl Glasses.

dolls with disabilities
Available on Amazon.

Lakeshore-Another great retailer of educational stuff, stimmy toys, sensory…you name it. They have a decent selection of disabled toys and dolls, I’ve put them here because they are available on Amazon.

LegoLego City has some mini figures that use wheelchairs.

lego wheelchair figure

Toys R UsToys R Us has a whole line called Journey Girls. Journey Girls has cool accessories like a wheelchair and a T1 insulin kit for dolls. Journey Girls is the same concept as American Girl dolls, but much more affordable!

Ok, obviously TRU is out of business, but Journey Girls is available on Amazon.

journey girl wheelchair set
Click to see it on Toys R Us.

Shadow Buddies-Shadow Buddies don’t look very realistic as far as the face and body, but they have everything! They have g-tube dolls, seizure helmets, prosthetics, surgery, and much more.

seizure buddy

Star Wars-I’ve heard that you can buy Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader with their prosthetic arms, but I could not find them.

Ringside Collectibles-I was so pleased to find this WWE toy! Take a look! If your kids have the WWE action figures, they can get accessories for them.

wwe wheelchair set

Etsy shop- AFOs for dolls?! Yes, please!

afo for dolls

Fisher Price-This item you will likely only find via resale on Amazon or Ebay, but it’s super cool. I have it up above in the Amazon ad.

fisher price wheelchair
Fisher Price wheelchair-fits most Little People, if you can find it!

Barbie-Mattel used to offer Barbie items, but they took a lot of heat when the Barbie wheelchair didn’t fit in the Barbie dreamhouse. Oops! You can still find dolls and accessories, but again, look to Ebay and Amazon.

barbie wheelchair

Last but not least, here are more disabled dolls and toys to choose from.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures
33 Reviews
Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures
  • Helps children learn about disabilities, safety and community through creative play.
  • Multicultural creative learning toys suitable for block play, day care and preschool.
  • Each piece is 5" x 2" x 2"
  • For ages 18m+
Bestseller No. 2
Barbie Chelsea Doll & Wheelchair, with Chelsea Doll (Blonde), in Skirt & Sunglasses, with Ramp & Sticker Sheet, Toy for 3 Year Olds & Up
427 Reviews
Barbie Chelsea Doll & Wheelchair, with Chelsea Doll (Blonde), in Skirt & Sunglasses, with Ramp & Sticker Sheet, Toy for 3 Year Olds & Up
  • Chelsea doll and her friends inspire young imaginations to explore their world!
  • This adorable Chelsea doll inspires new play possibilities with a wheelchair featuring realistic details and rolling wheels.
  • A ramp allows for accessibility and realistic play, and a sticker sheet lets kids customize their doll's wheelchair and ramp!
  • Chelsea doll wears a molded top with a fun puppy graphic and removable skirt with a sweet print, plus cool white sneakers and heart-shaped sunglasses.
  • Barbie Chelsea dolls make great gifts for kids ages 3 years old and up. They can collect them all to inspire even more storytelling!
Bestseller No. 3
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #165, with Wheelchair & Long Blonde Hair Wearing Tropical Romper, Orange Shoes & Lemon Fanny Pack, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old [Amazon Exclusive]
6,181 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #165, with Wheelchair & Long Blonde Hair Wearing Tropical Romper, Orange Shoes & Lemon Fanny Pack, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old [Amazon Exclusive]
  • The latest line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes different body types and a mix of skin tones, eye colors, hair colors, hairstyles and so many fashions inspired by the latest trends!
  • Barbie doll comes with a wheelchair that has rolling wheels and a working brake, plus a ramp that works with the Barbie Dreamhouse (sold separately).
  • The doll also features 22 "joints" -in the neck, upper arms, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, upper legs, knees and ankles -to play out all kinds of motion in and out of the wheelchair.
  • She wears a matching top and shorts with green tropical print, orange sneakers and a lemon-inspired fanny pack.
  • Her long blonde hair is styled in loose waves for a trendy look.
Bestseller No. 4
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #166 with Wheelchair & Crimped Brunette Hair Wearing Rainbow-Striped Dress, White Sneakers, Sunglasses & Fanny Pack, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old [Amazon Exclusive]
3,178 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #166 with Wheelchair & Crimped Brunette Hair Wearing Rainbow-Striped Dress, White Sneakers, Sunglasses & Fanny Pack, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years Old [Amazon Exclusive]
  • The latest line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes different body types and a mix of skin tones, eye colors, hair colors, hairstyles and so many fashions inspired by the latest trends
  • Barbie doll comes with a wheelchair that has rolling wheels and a working brake, plus a ramp that works with the Barbie Dreamhouse (sold separately).
  • The doll also features 22 "joints" -in the neck, upper arms, elbows, wrists, torso, hips, upper legs, knees and ankles -to play out all kinds of motion in and out of the wheelchair.
  • She wears a rainbow-striped dress with white sneakers, a white fanny pack and pink heart-shaped sunglasses.
  • Her long brunette hair is crimped for a trendy look.
Bestseller No. 5
Cre8tive Minds Marvel Education Friends with Diverse Abilities Figure Set, Inclusive Doll Set of 6 for Ages 3 and Up, Multicolor, 5 inches (MTC-164)
513 Reviews
Cre8tive Minds Marvel Education Friends with Diverse Abilities Figure Set, Inclusive Doll Set of 6 for Ages 3 and Up, Multicolor, 5 inches (MTC-164)
  • DIVERSE FIGURE SET: Encourage open-mindedness and inclusivity through play with the diverse abilities friends figure set
  • DURABLE: Solid vinyl construction stands up to daily use and will not be damaged if tossed, stomped on, chewed, or pounded
  • EDUCATIONAL: Figure set adds inspiration and encourages social awareness to playtime
  • SET OF 6: 6 figures with varying physical disabilities perfect for classrooms, daycares, or home play
  • IDEAL SIZE: The tallest figure measures 5" tall, the perfect size for little ones to play with
SaleBestseller No. 6
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #187, Brunette Ponytail, Shift Dress, Pink Boots, Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years
765 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #187, Brunette Ponytail, Shift Dress, Pink Boots, Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids, Toy for Kids 3 to 8 Years
  • The latest line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes different body types and a mix of skin tones, eye colors, hair colors, hairstyles and so many fashions inspired by the latest trends!
  • Barbie doll has a smaller bust and wears a daisy print shift dress featuring an oversized collar. Pink boots finish the playful yet modern look.
  • The doll also sports a cute brunette ponytail and wears behind-the-ear hearing aids.
  • Designed with a zipper, the reusable vinyl bag is perfect for storing the doll or other Barbie fashions and accessories (sold separately) plus kids can customize it with their own art supplies, like stickers. So many ways to fill it and play!
  • Makes a great gift for kids 3 years and older -they can play with style, play out stories and discover Barbie!
Bestseller No. 7
Click N' Play Doll Wheelchair and Crutches Medical Play Set, 5 Piece Set, Wheelchair, Crutches, Bandage, Leg Cast, Arm Cast, Perfect For 18 Inch Dolls, Gifts for Girls Ages 3+
1,279 Reviews
Click N' Play Doll Wheelchair and Crutches Medical Play Set, 5 Piece Set, Wheelchair, Crutches, Bandage, Leg Cast, Arm Cast, Perfect For 18 Inch Dolls, Gifts for Girls Ages 3+
  • Doll Wheelchair Set - Make sure your doll has a speedy recovery with this pink & purple wheelchair and healing set. Perfect to fit 18-inch dolls of all styles. Doll not included.
  • Added Accessories - This set includes everything you need to allow your doll to rest and recover: (1) wheelchair, (1) pair of crutches, (1) bandage, (2) casts - one for arm and one for the lower leg.
  • Easy Assembly & Storage - Comes fully assembled. Folds for compact storage and easy to take on the go! Measures: 10.5 inches high.
  • Great Gift Idea - This doll wheelchair set is a great pretend play item for preschoolers/ toddlers (3-5 years old), and makes the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, and any other special occasion!
  • High Quality - All is made of top quality built to last for years of enjoyment.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Barbie Fashionistas Doll 121 with Long Brunette Hair and Prosthetic Leg Wearing Sweater Dress and Accessories, for 3 to 8 Year Olds , Blue
831 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll 121 with Long Brunette Hair and Prosthetic Leg Wearing Sweater Dress and Accessories, for 3 to 8 Year Olds , Blue
  • This line of 12 Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes 6 body types, 9 skin tones, 6 eye colors, 11 hair colors, 10 hairstyles and so many on-trend fashions and accessories!
  • Barbie doll has a limb difference and wears a prosthetic leg -kids can easily take it on and off to add a unique element to storytelling.
  • She wears a dress with ruffled sleeves and striped pattern.
  • White shoes and silvery hoops complete the look.
  • Her long brunette hair is styled in a partial updo for a trendy look.

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  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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