Alan Rabinowitz had such a severe speech handicap that he couldn’t speak. After spending years in classes for disturbed children and unable to speak one fluent sentence out loud to another human being, Alan became the voice for animals. He is now CEO of Panthera.
Daniel Tammet, unable to interact with others normally due to Autism became a brilliant mathematician and taught the world about seeing the world through colors and numbers.
Temple Grandin suffered from severe Autism and has now influenced a major shift in the way animals are treated in the meat processing industry.
We can reject, bully, pity, disown, or avoid people who are not like us (and those things about ourselves that are different) or we can discover and honor the value of the gift.