Chasing normal within a particular subset of the mainstream, validates the chase....which validates the goal (normal).... which makes your difference then seem more valid (or maybe even more normal if that is what you glorify) by comparison to those who simply are different (which you were originally claiming and/or needing to be) and don't need to have their difference measured, categorized, and diluted by the validation of others who are chasing an unattainable goal.
Once a person walks out the door and expresses a view, an assessment begins on how worthy that view is. The view often becomes an object that can then be bought and sold as any other object based on whatever the market will bare. The view someone sells then becomes worthy based on how valid they can make their argument.
Championing what are described as liberal causes that are believed to be a method of liberating people, decrease in value when someone claims that liberation only comes through discussing and deliberating the issues in shades of gray and that this how diversity and the liberation of diverse people is realized. What is done in the name of a democratic decision then becomes more important than a democracy that defines the liberation of people as being more important than the importance status of the individual democrat.
So the best intellectual answer (and answerer) then becomes "the" established answer and intellect that is not validated, pruned, and tempered through standard academics is seen as undisciplined and likely to have filled an otherwise normal functioning memory bank with nonsense.
The art form known as deliberation or debate is not a mandated course but rather it is an elite course given to the few who it is believed will fit into the already validated conformed and conforming boxes and strengthen (as well as making more narrow and standardized) the apparent (otherwise known as real) value of products and services that societies herds will market.
To claim that our social attributes will not also be added to how we are more broadly evaluated is an expensive and dangerous notion. Such views make a mockery of optimism by subjecting an otherwise hopeful proposition to the penalty that accompanies denial.
Polluting liberation causes that espouse the ideals of equality with frivolous political agendas is like soaking salt cured meat in cult poisoned Kool-Aid. It offends the senses and sends the sensor into a vicious cycle of despair.
In the same way that party politics could ruin the chances of recovery from a financial crisis, pitting one struggle with against another will validate the view of scarcity and thereby create scarcity.
Culture and biology can encourage different strengths and weaknesses but the hierarchy that values one set or personal configuration over another ultimately devalues them both.
The answer to the prejudice that accompanies over-catagorization isn't adding new categories or reducing categories. The answer is reviewing our methods of validating one category over another for reasons of convenience, pride, and ignorance. In the name of the god Therapus, we need to assume the responsibilities of our role as participatory members of mainstreaming therapy and we need to start designing all that is done in the name of our therapy and having that be acknowledged rather than having who we are and how our futures are designed done by people who ignore who we are.
In order to provide for each according to their need, we need to stop thinking along the lines that owning a dozen houses means you know more about the housing industry and therefore have a better understanding of how do remedy a housing crisis and start realizing that those most affected by that crisis have a personal understanding that is difficult to see from such an elevated view.
As a group autistic people have been much more discriminated against and silenced due to the unreasonable standards that separate us from being seen as worthy than by any deficit,or by any label.
If we kneel at the same old, unreasonably biased, mainstreamed, political trough where those who went before us were objectified as nothing more than meet and ground in to our food supply, ultimately we won't be able to hide our curly tails and we will be rewarded our inclusion in the dinner plans with the accompaniment of special sauce rather than being on the list of special guest.