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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!

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Get Ready Kids Friends with Disabilities Play Figures
25 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+
1,148 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.
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Sophia's by Teamson Kids Plush Puppy and Accessories Set for 18' Dolls
2,572 Reviews
Sophia's by Teamson Kids Plush Puppy and Accessories Set for 18" Dolls
  • 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: Perfect for Sophia's dolls, American Girl dolls, My Life As dolls, Our Generation dolls, and more (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)
499 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
5,381 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
25 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
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+
1,148 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.
Bestseller No. 3
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #135 with Vitiligo and Curly Brunette Hair Wearing Striped Dress and Accessories, for 3 to 8 Year Olds [Amazon Exclusive]
2,279 Reviews
Barbie Fashionistas Doll #135 with Vitiligo and Curly Brunette Hair Wearing Striped Dress and Accessories, for 3 to 8 Year Olds [Amazon Exclusive]
  • The latest line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls includes 7 body types, 9 skin tones, 7 eye colors, 11 hair colors, 12 hairstyles and so many on-trend fashions and accessories!
  • Barbie doll has a more petite body than the original and has vitiligo areas on her face, neck and hands.
  • She wears a colorful striped dress with white sneakers and a fanny pack.
  • Her brunette hair is styled in curls atop her head for a look that's right on trend.
  • Makes a great gift for kids 3 years and older because when a girl plays with Barbie, she imagines everything she can become!
SaleBestseller No. 4
Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village - Bilingual English and Japanese Text
73 Reviews
Yuko-chan and the Daruma Doll: The Adventures of a Blind Japanese Girl Who Saves Her Village - Bilingual English and Japanese Text
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Hardcover Book
  • Seki, Sunny (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 32 Pages - 03/10/2012 (Publication Date) - Tuttle Publishing (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 5
Osmo - Pizza Co. - Ages 5-12 - Communication Skills & Math - Learning Game - STEM Toy - For iPad or Fire Tablet (Osmo Base Required)
5,791 Reviews
Osmo - Pizza Co. - Ages 5-12 - Communication Skills & Math - Learning Game - STEM Toy - For iPad or Fire Tablet (Osmo Base Required)
  • OSMO IS MAGIC: Fun-filled & award winning learning games. Children interact with actual hand held pieces & an iPad or Fire Tablet, bringing a child's game pieces & actions to life (No WiFi necessary for game play). Osmo Base and iPad/Fire Tablet not included, required for game play.
  • TEACHING: Make pizza for customers, collect payment & make change (dollars/coins), & learn the profitability of your business. Additional game concepts include: Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, mental math, design and communication skills (Pizza Co.).
  • SKILLS LEARNED: Real-world (business) math, money, addition, subtraction, fractions, fast paced mental math, run & grow a business, social interaction, listening, critical thinking, oberservation, creative problem solving & basic business concepts. Osmo sees and reacts to every real-life move. Geared towards children & love of learning.
  • AGE & CAPABILITY: Ages 5-12+. Game is designed for beginner to expert levels. Osmo enables the continuation of learning. Real-time audio and visual feedback lets children learn through experimentation in a stress-free environment.
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Pizza/Tray, Toppings, Money tiles, Stackable storage for game pieces & 1 Game App: Pizza Co.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Rocking Chair or Glider Assembly
695 Reviews
Rocking Chair or Glider Assembly
  • Assembly of 1 customer-supplied rocking chair or glider
  • Glider ottoman assembly, if applicable
  • Product should be in the room where it is to be assembled before provider arrives. Moving product after assembly is not included
  • Cleanup work area. Take packaging to customer's bins unless customer declines
  • Products requiring additional work may result in an updated estimate from provider
Bestseller No. 7
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Island
5,645 Reviews
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Island
  • EXPLORE all of the island’s flavorful regions, from tropical jungles to snowy mountains!
  • SERVE and satisfy all sweet tooths with fast and flawless coordination
  • RACE against the clock to fill your clients’ hearts!
  • COMBINE a ton of terrific toppings, fabulous flavors and sweet syrups!
  • UPGRADE your very own ice cream super-truck!
Bestseller No. 8
The Worry Doll
15 Reviews
The Worry Doll
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Syd Stauffer, Jenna McBreen, Kate Hughes (Actors)
  • Brandon C Lay (Director) - Brandon C. Lay (Writer) - Marcy Repp (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

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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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