This is why I write what I write. Everyone deserves a chance to see themselves reflected in entertainment. Anyone can be a hero. It's not even necessarily about having an exact match, but can be about having a given trait in common, especially if it's an uncommon one. Diversity matters. Representation matters. And if you're writing diverse, quirky characters then you may wind up reaching an audience you never even thought up, just because you've covered the board really well.
I have An Army of One because one of my readers on the spectrum prompted for it, and other folks -- both neurovariant and neurotypical -- have asked for more. I think that's awesome. And the Lacuna has gone from starting with specifically neurovariant characters to embracing a wider variety of people who just don't fit well in normative society, so they're making their own, which is more inclusive. I love that.