This one is an interesting issue to bring up, and one where discussion is sought out purposefully. Get the feel of the community, as it were. Since we write characters, we may write characters with various physical and/or mental disabilities. Even if we are of a progressive or tolerant mindset, how do you temper, or alter, your portrayal of those with disabilities? Is it patronizing to have people with disabilities 'overcome' them in some way? Is it easier not to portray anyone with a disability at all? What about portraying someone with a disability in a negative light? Should you put emphasis on this aspect of their character, or just make it a small part? How do you deal with the portrayal of those with disabilities in your stories?