Socially, it means this person will behave in a significantly atypical manner.
Individually, it means this person looks at the world in a way which the average person would never understand.
Everybody's life has high and low points. While we should focus on the happier parts of our lives let us not forget what happened during the bad parts of our lives. Was it easy for us to get past those points? Were there people who helped? Were there people who understood the difficulty that we experienced? Just as we had the fortune of having people be understanding of our situation, it is only fair that we return this act.
It might be impossible for the (neurotypical) man on the street to really understand what a person with autism experiences, but we can start by being aware that it's a different experience, and be open minded about what we can't or don't understand.
This start is what Autism Awareness Month is all about for us. We believe that it can only lead to better things - a more inclusive society that supports diversity and different needs.
Being Different is Great, Let’s Celebrate and Not Discriminate!