My DD, who will be 7 next month, was diagnosed with Aspergers almost two years ago. She is a very happy child (aside from the inevitable tantrums) and I don't think she knows that she is different. She is in a special ed class but integrated into regular ed for a couple subjects, and seems to make friends wherever she goes. We have a blended family and a son who is the same age. It wouldn't surprise me if she thought HE was the one who is not normal because he talks non-stop and drives us nuts sometimes.
I'm wondering when we should tell her about Aspergers, how it makes her better than most people at some things, and awkward at others. Our son knows that she prefers to play by herself sometimes and has trouble expressing her thoughts, but that's it. At what age was "Asperger's" first described and discussed in your home?