American Girl Doll: Create an American Girl Doll with A Neurodiversity Aspergers.
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An American Girl Doll with a Neurodiversity such as Aspergers, can help girls of any age, understand the difficulties of navigating the social world of school, clubs, sports etc. AG had done a great job helping kids be aware of physical disabilities through the use of wheelchairs, crutches, see and eye dogs and hearing aides. AG Doll of the Year McKenna, did a wonderful job portraying a girl with a disability. McKenna an accomplished equestrian, sprained her ankle and was tutored by someone with a physical disability who had spent her life in a wheelchair. McKenna made a dream come true for her physically disabled tutor, when she was able to ride a horse out of her chair. There are more and more children diagnosed with Aspergers each day and there is a growing need for a doll to reflect this Neurodiversity. Currently, all doll companies neglect the huge neurodiverse population. I have been involved in the Aspergers Community for 12 years. My son has Aspergers and my neurotypical daughter has 3 AG dolls; Molly, Emily and Kit. I can say without a doubt, a book and movie would do wonders not only for this population, but for girls that have had a hard time fitting in for various reasons. Neurotypical or not. Disabled or not. This would be groundbreaking for AG.
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