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balto
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10 Feb 2006, 4:46 pm

Hi I'm new on the site. I have a 9 year old son who is diagnosed with Aspergers. He really likes flags, maps and anything to do with countries. Would really like to speak to people and find out their interests and also parents and find out their thoughts 8)



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10 Feb 2006, 5:10 pm

Welcome to WP, balto. I have an 11-year old Aspie son and I'm diagnosed, too.

Maps seem to be a common interest to many Aspies. My son was obsessed with maps for a few years, and I remember having a similar obsession when I was a kid.



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11 Feb 2006, 1:12 pm

Welcome. ;) I'm also new here.
Maps... I'm more obsessed with my computer, but that's just me (I'm only 12). I might have been into maps when I was younger... I can't remember... I do love learning about different places in Germany, though (I own a German dog, so I'm also obsessed with Germany).


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11 Feb 2006, 10:47 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet

I was obsessed at that age with the same thing, my favourite book was my Atlas and I'd have the capitals of the world memorized. He sounds pretty cool.



balto
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12 Feb 2006, 3:40 pm

I'm glad to hear that you also loved countries. He gets really upset because asks me questions about flags and all the different countries and I don't know anything. Even if I read up on them, I don't know the answers to his questions. He loves looking up information on the net about them 8O



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12 Feb 2006, 10:55 pm

Welcome to Wrong Planet! :D

I was interested in Maps, Flags and Countries around that age.