This is a non-fiction reference work that is going to be available for sale starting October 2013!
I think writers are going to get a lot out of this book. It has some really detailed medical information to help you get accuracy in your stories.
Check out the table of contents:
Why Include Characters with Disabilities?
Ensuring Your Story is Accurate
Notes on Specific Disabilities
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Spinal Cord Injury
Misconceptions to Avoid When Writing Disabled Characters into Your Story
Disability Shouldn’t Be a Surface Metaphor
Disabled People Have Just as Much on Their Minds as Anyone Else
Disability Isn’t a Great Conflict
Get the Sex Right
Diversity and Community
The Disability Isn’t the Story
Disabled Villains Should Be Believable Villains
Playing with Stereotypes, or, The Last Thing Anyone Expects
Prompts for Playing with Stereotypes
Integration is Always Important
Clichés in Fiction