There are very few ways my government protects disabled people like me. I’m not guaranteed a home or a doctor or a dollar to my name. Disability payments are too small to survive, but taking side earnings is illegal. If a disabled person marries, their payments are cut even further, and a disabled couple on benefits can never marry if they want to live indoors.
What few protections we do have are afforded to us by the Americans with Disabilities Act. It’s for people with disabilities, not differences or special skills. Disabled is a legal category, and the rights I have under that category don’t extend to quirks or distinctions. Social Security doesn’t give benefits for differences, only disabilities