Unfortunately, many in society do not see our contributions as being contributions. You don't need a job to contribute to the world. You can contribute just by being there, by giving a smile, by teaching society how to think and understand differences, by helping give society a purpose.
People need to remember to not let society say that these aren't contributions. People need to remember that even if they contribute in different ways than what society normally talks about, that is still a contribution and they should not feel like a burden. And those who are neurotypical should recognize these contributions and try to help society as a whole see them, too. And make sure to confront the idea that contributing differently makes you a burden.
[Post dictated by Caley, transcribed by Creigh]