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Parents of Child with Down Syndrome Design Toys Promoting Inclusivity

December 4, 2018

By: Susan Christian Goulding, The Orange Country Register/TNS

Source: Disability Scoop

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Mayra and Roberto Contreras never imagined that, after years of medical school, they would wind up in the toy business.

But when the Seal Beach couple learned their first child, Olivia Rose, had Down syndrome, life suddenly took them on an unexpected journey.

In 2014, when Olivia was 2, the Contrerases realized they could not find the perfect doll for Olivia — one that resembled her, and that was soft and cuddly. So they decided to design one themselves.

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