An interesting spin on this topic from 5 Minutes for Special Needs.
Telling Your Child With Autism That They Have Autism
"You might have a kid like mine who explains his autism to people in terms of 'autism super powers.' His super power is super-reading and math and super-sonic hearing and touch (clothing tags are bad, yo). His brother’s super power is lightning fast speed, super strength and flexibility."
Read the complete article here: http://www.5minutesforspecialneeds.com/8434/telling-your-child-autism-that-they-have-autism/