As summer comes to a close, back-to-school advertisements are popping up everywhere. But one mom felt there was something missing from those commercials and print ads.
Photographer Katie Driscoll's 4-year-old daughter Grace has Down syndrome, but she participates in all of the same back-to-school rites that other kids do. Still, as Driscoll was preparing for back-to-school shopping, she noticed that none of the ads in the paper or online included children who represented her daughter.
"It was almost like the children who had differences were not even part of the general school population or would be returning to school this year," she told The Huffington Post in an email. "All kids of all abilities share the same excitement and anxiety about returning to school," she added. "The imagery needed to reflect that."
So, she decided to do something about it.