I finally told daughter last night that she has Autism. I've been dreading it for so long, wanting to make sure it was the right moment (brain development wise). And with all the cr*p that's been going on, I knew I needed to tell her. Last night I was running a bath for her and we started talking about how she was going to the docs today and they're going to help her deal with her behavior. Our of nowhere she stated that one of her classmates has Autism. So I said she did too. She did her normal weird nervous laugh. I talked about this slowly and without much pressure. I asked her about the kids she knew with it (one boy in 3rd, one in 5th but "doing K level work"). I told her many of the things she has issues with are related to that. She said she wanted to learn more about it. This morning she asked me if it was a disease, so I explained how it wasn't. I also told her she didn't have to tell anybody, but that her aides and teachers knew already and it was appropriate to talk to them about it. I was wondering if there are websites out there to help kids learn more about themselves? Something that is geared to the middle childhood age that she's in. I know there are a few good books, but there are a mass of others that maybe aren't suited to her. I don't necessarily want ones about Aspergers because she doesn't have that, but something more High-Functioning Autism (HFA) with behavior challenges. Something I can get from the library, but websites would be better.