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Challenges of a Different Sort
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Founder: Molly Morrison - Stories: 50 - Followers: 29 - Staff: 4 - id: 1755
The home for stories in which Harry faces a special challenge of some type. This includes deaf!Harry, blind!Harry, mute!Harry, and amnesiac!Harry along with the less common eatingdisorder!Harry, haphephobicafraid of touch!Harry, and disabled!Harry.

If you are an author of one of a fic that would fit here or if you read these fics, please let me know so I can add your story or add you as staff! :

Different, Not Defective by awesomelyglorious reviews
Everyone said Harry was different, but what if the differences were more than just surviving the killing curse? What if Harry had Autism? How would the wizarding world react and adapt to The Boy Who Lived?
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 15 - Words: 32,354 - Reviews: 901 - Favs: 2,069 - Follows: 2,629 - Updated: 5/11/2016 - Published: 7/31/2011 - Harry P., Severus S.
Son of the Flower by PastaSentient reviews
Harry Potter, Gryffindor Golden Boy. But what if he wasn't? What if he was more like a certain potions master? What if he held a fascination for the Dark Arts? no slash; Adopted by Taylor1991
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 16,804 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 5/2/2012 - Published: 6/20/2010 - Harry P., Severus S.
More Than Meets the Eye by Nayeri reviews
Harry comes to school missing one eye, and pratically mute. He is sorted into Slytherin. Severus Snape dislikes all things Potter. Can he get over his hatred to see the truth?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 24 - Words: 36,126 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 1,228 - Follows: 930 - Updated: 2/26/2012 - Published: 9/10/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Cooling the Magic by Teddylonglong reviews
Strangely, the Sorting Hat sorts Harry into the hospital wing - definitely a first in the history of Hogwarts. Set in Harry's first year. How can an illness help him find the power the Dark Lord knows not? Completely AU, partly OOC, sick!Harry
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,709 - Reviews: 179 - Favs: 401 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 9/16/2009 - Published: 9/4/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Sugar levels by DisneyFan92 reviews
What if Harry Potter had Diabetes? Would this change the way the Dursley's looked at him? What about the Wizarding World? Please read and review! Complete!
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 35,010 - Reviews: 231 - Favs: 643 - Follows: 390 - Updated: 8/23/2010 - Published: 11/12/2009 - Harry P., Petunia D. - Complete
Alea Iacta Est by EllaEleniel reviews
When a bout of erratic magic delivers Harry into his professor's hands, the pair make a shocking discovery that forces Harry to face his toughest battle yet. Now, with Snape by his side Harry must fight to survive against a foe more deadly than Voldemort.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 45 - Words: 183,340 - Reviews: 2382 - Favs: 1,425 - Follows: 1,713 - Updated: 5/22/2012 - Published: 7/30/2009 - Harry P., Severus S.
Out of the Silence by TheSilentQuill reviews
AU. Speech Therapist Alexandra Redding specializes in teaching deaf children to speak. Her new client will connect her old life with her new one in the Muggle world. Deaf Harry fic.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,206 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 446 - Updated: 5/17/2009 - Published: 12/1/2005 - Harry P., Remus L.
Blind Faith: Slytherin's Heir by xyvortex reviews
Sequel to Blind Faith, Harry's second year at Hogwarts with new challenges. Something haunts the halls of the school, hunting down the halfbloods. Who is the Heir of Slytherin, and who will stop him?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 84,350 - Reviews: 1054 - Favs: 969 - Follows: 1,265 - Updated: 5/21/2010 - Published: 6/2/2005 - Harry P.
The Blind Leading the Blind by ARBliss reviews
Harry Potter is rendered blind as his uncle's bitterness peaks. How will he save the wizarding world now? Help from a very unexpected source that the ministry has been trying to keep hushed up. Rated T, graphic violence and language rating may change
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,483 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 12/4/2010 - Published: 6/12/2005 - Harry P.
A Sight Unseen by koswarg reviews
[HarryLuna] Harry Potter has gone blind. A rambling about how he has adjusted to life as a blind man and someone who helped him to see.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,947 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 21 - Published: 7/30/2005 - Harry P., Luna L. - Complete
Blinded by the Light by WhiteWolfCub reviews
The killing curse has blinded Harry! Remus and Sirius, after being freed, are taking care of him, but life isn't that easy when you are blind and being raised by two guys that have no experience in raising a child! [COMPLETE]
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,770 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/30/2006 - Published: 8/13/2005 - Remus L., Harry P. - Complete
Ghosts in the Attic by Autumn Ruby reviews
At 25, Harry Potter didn't expect to be blind, empathic, almost a Squib, and once more dealing with Snape. But, following the events of HBP, how did he get that way? And, with that, what effect does the past have on the evil plot brewing in his present?
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 25,362 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 36 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 2/17/2006 - Published: 9/18/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
Butterfly by April Dawn Irene reviews
When Voldemort cast the killing curse on one year old Harry Potter, the results were catastrophic, but no one but The Dusleys knew exactly what they were. Eight years later, after four long years of searching, the truth is finally discovered.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 29,119 - Reviews: 211 - Favs: 189 - Follows: 258 - Updated: 7/22/2006 - Published: 11/21/2005 - Harry P., Petunia D.
The Atrocity of Sunsets by TheHufflepunk reviews
The mind is an amazing thing, for many reasons- not the least of which being its astounding defence mechanisms. Sometimes, one's mind can defend oneself from facing horrors you never knew existed. Harry experiences this first-hand. Response to a challe
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 17,937 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 128 - Updated: 8/10/2006 - Published: 4/24/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
World of Silence by Ael L. Bolt reviews
A deaf Harry Potter comes to Hogwarts and meets Hermione Granger. With Hermione acting as his translator, Harry discovers a whole new world of magic and love...neither of which he's ever had.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,518 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 233 - Published: 2/16/2004 - Harry P., Hermione G.
Now Hiring by Claggart reviews
Harry’s stuck in a wheelchair after the battle with Voldemort, magically and physically handicapped. On a rare visit outside, Harry sees that a broken down apothecary is hiring. His life is about to change dramatically. HPSS
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,530 - Reviews: 485 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 808 - Updated: 4/20/2005 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
Midwinter Sun by Doneril reviews
As an adult, Harry reflects on the summer of his sixteenth birthday and how his world turned on end. Between the Prophecy, his impending doom, a mysterious ailment, and Snape's dubious assignment as his mentor, it is a wonder he made it out of Hogwarts.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,492 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 4/3/2005 - Published: 1/31/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
Hush, Sweet Harry by Gold-Snitcher reviews
SSHP Post-war. After an attack, Harry is badly hurt and is sent back to the Dursleys to recover. Protest comes from a surprising source, and a discovery restores hope. An unlikely pair forms out of unfortunate circumstances.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,533 - Reviews: 278 - Favs: 323 - Follows: 381 - Updated: 1/3/2005 - Published: 9/10/2004 - Severus S., Harry P.
Me, Myself, and I by EmySabath reviews
Harry has had a hard life, harder than anyone knows, even himself. What happens when Snape finds out that Harry's mind couldn't take the strain and fractured, leaving the BWL with MPD? PreHBP COMPLETE!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 18 - Words: 65,691 - Reviews: 1592 - Favs: 2,819 - Follows: 652 - Updated: 8/5/2005 - Published: 2/15/2005 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The final Atonement by salzgurke reviews
PreHP6: The victory in the 'final battle' came at a high price for Severus Snape. His friend Kingsley Shacklebolt helps him on the road to physical and psychical recovery. Drama, hurtcomfort, and the view on a slightly odd friendship. No Slash!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,922 - Reviews: 193 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/5/2006 - Published: 1/21/2005 - Severus S., Kingsley S. - Complete
The Soul Of A Phoenix by Amber Dream reviews
Based on Crab Apple Fairy's 'Rising From The Ashes'. Captured and tortured by Voldemort, when Harry is rescued, he is beyond healing. Not even phoenix tears work. But what of phoenix blood, willingly given? The summary sucks, sorry, pls RR.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,653 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 54 - Follows: 83 - Updated: 1/31/2005 - Published: 8/16/2004
Tangle with Affliction by ckat44 reviews
ON HOLD. Harry gets a strange vision and without thinking attempts to save Snape from an untimely death. This leads to him being trapped with Snape for who knows how long.... A terrible accident occurs with shocking consequences. No slash!
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,441 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 2/26/2005 - Published: 7/10/2004 - Severus S., Harry P.
Dare Devil: Man Without Fear by Marisen reviews
Can a blind Harry live up to the prophecy?
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,509 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 9/14/2004 - Published: 9/13/2004 - Harry P., Ginny W.
Out of sight, out of mind by Black Pearl reviews
UPDATED! Harry has become fed up with his glasses, wishing that he didn't need them. Harry's wish is granted, unfortunately; he becomes blind instead.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,796 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 9/22/2004 - Published: 11/27/2002 - Harry P.
The Mistake by relative1983 reviews
Ten years ago, Dumbledore left young Harry at his relatives. Now, ten years later, he cannot be found. Severus is sent to investigate. What shall he find? Warning, childabuse! ADOPTED! See chapter 1 for info or my profile page
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,620 - Reviews: 406 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 542 - Updated: 9/4/2014 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Harry P., Severus S.
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