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Toy Like Me: Changing disability stereotypes one toy at a time

Toy Like Me: Changing disability stereotypes one toy at a time

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.  Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, or ‘diff:abilities’ as she likes to call it, in children’s toys, drove Rebecca to want […]

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Community spotlight: A bead in Graham’s ear? Not your usual hearing loss story

Community spotlight: A bead in Graham’s ear? Not your usual hearing loss story

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.  Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, or ‘diff:abilities’ as she likes to call it, in children’s toys, drove Rebecca to want […]

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Community Spotlight: Celia’s perfect hearing technology combination for unilateral hearing loss

Community Spotlight: Celia’s perfect hearing technology combination for unilateral hearing loss

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.  Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, or ‘diff:abilities’ as she likes to call it, in children’s toys, drove Rebecca to want […]

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Community Spotlight: James hears like never before with his bright red hearing aid

Community Spotlight: James hears like never before with his bright red hearing aid

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.  Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, or ‘diff:abilities’ as she likes to call it, in children’s toys, drove Rebecca to want […]

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Community Spotlight: How Phonak Cros II hearing aids made a difference in Dominic’s life

Community Spotlight: How Phonak Cros II hearing aids made a difference in Dominic’s life

The founder of Toy Like Me, Rebecca Atkinson, was watching her children play with toys one day and realized that none of the toys were representing real people with disabilities.  Noticing there was a lack of positive representation of disabilities, or ‘diff:abilities’ as she likes to call it, in children’s toys, drove Rebecca to want […]

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