Okay, so I don't know much about this at all
, and dolls have never really been my thing, but it was mentioned on the FB status of an autism page (asking people to mention any xmas gifts they think would be likely to be well received by autistic individuals, which I know is quite a difficult sort of question to ask considering we're all do different and with different interests!).
Anyway, someone said that for girls (of any age), they might be interested in Monster High Dolls, but specifically the 'autistic one' which is 'hard to get hold of'.
So, after reading that there is apparently an 'autistic doll', I had to find out more...
A google search later and one blog was referring to the character 'Ghoulia Yelps' as autistic (the blog owner has a number of disabilities listed on her 'disabilities page', one of which is Asperger's Syndrome) and even interpreted a lot of the other dolls as having different disabilities or 'issues', and another blog mentioned that she (the owner) felt the character's online bio sounded like she had Asperger's Syndrome.
Now, as mentioned, I'm not into dolls, but these certainly sound more interesting than the usual dolls you get (Bratz, etc.).
I thought I'd mention it here, anyway. I'm not sure whether any of you are interested in dolls to collect, or have children who like dolls and might find them interesting (R likes Blythe dolls, whatever those are, and she started playing the games, although I don't consider her to be someone particularly into dolls (maybe Russian Dolls
). I'd felt the need to mention it to her because one of the characters/dolls is a vegan vampire.
Here are some links, anyway:Wiki Page about Monster High with a general overview of characters.The actual Monster High website, with bios and games and suchlike.
- Apologies, as this site takes ages to load!Ghoulia's bio.Textual Fury blog entry: In Between The Pink.
This is the entry that includes lots of comparisons to different disabilities and suchlike. Monster High Dolls entry on another (doll related) blog, I think?
Ghoulia (and Asperger's) is mentioned quite far down, after lots of talk of dolls and doll clothes and other such stuff.