There is a list of accessible poems about disabilities – I recommend no. 1, no. 6 and no. 8, called Instructions for Hugging the Dwarf Goodbye at the Writer’s Conference by Michael Morrell, It’s for Life by Barbara Crooker and Bomb Damage by Peter Street, Most of the poems listed are not very well written, but I liked these three, about a man with dwarfism, an autistic child and an amputee (with the observation that the Balkan Wars happened 100 years ago and what Peter Street saw concerns the war in former Yugoslavia).
I haven’t yet found well-written poems about this, but here is a really sweet short story about a child with Down Syndrome: Woy Woy.
And then there’s Welcome to Holland by Emily Perl Kingsley, with its apt comparison that has become ironic in the past years, since Holland started exterminating people with disabilities and mental illnesses at an alarming rate. It inspired me to write my own Welcome to Holland as a found poem – I picked some words from the original and arranged them to create a poem with a different meaning. You can read this poem here.