This page tells you where to find stories that feature characters with a differnece from British history and legend, and the European folk tale tradition.
Lazy Jack (England)
lots of others including images and youtube, but do choose the variant with the Deaf love interest
Tom Thumb (England)
Thomas the Rhymer (Scotland)
According to the wonderful storyteller Duncan Williamson, True Thomas, who could not tell a lie, may have been a person with Down Syndrome.
Mollie Whuppie (Scotland)
Included here because it is unusual to find a girl defeating giants.
collected in English Fairy Tales, but definitely from north of the border.
Ceridwen's Cauldron (Wales)
This is a bit controversial. At Openstorytellers, we think that the brother of the great bard Taliesin is a severely disabled alter ego. Hmm. see what you think
Does Greth eat curds? (Northern Ireland)
In this story, the boy Amergin (son of a disabled smith) does not speak for 14 years.
and from somewhere else...
A truly wonderful story about a girl who will NOT conform, (for GOT fans, this is Arya Stark). Oh well, ok, at the end she transforms, but maybe this is the Grimms tidying things up, adn you dont's have to go along with it.