The thought is, if your child is beginning to ask questions about his/her abilities, and observed differences from peers, it is a sign that he/she is ready for the conversation. Begin by focusing on your child as a whole and all of his abilities. Identify Autism as a part of your child, rather than a disability or disease. Your child is a wonderful young man or woman who has a personality, sense of humor, and is a valuable and important member of your family.
Discuss for small periods of time and allow time to process. Respond to your child's questions and offer information that answers that question without expanding too much further.
In the interest of your and your child's well-being,