I've been reading The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida and it's a fascinating look at a person with autism. Most of the book is structured as questions and answers. One of the questions is "Would you like to be 'normal'?" The last paragraph of the answer was just too good not to share:
To give the short version, I've learned that every human being, with or without disabilities, needs to strive to do their best, and by striving for happiness you will arrive at happiness. For us, you see, having autism is normal -- so we can't know for sure what your "normal" is even like. But so long as we can learn to love ourselves, I'm not sure how much it matters whether we're normal or autistic.