Good news in Jacqueline Laurita’s world! The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star is reporting that her 5 year-old son, Nicholas, is making “incredible progress” since being diagnosed with autism. Jacqueline recently shared his latest milestones on Twitter.
“At 5 years old, my son may not be able to hold a conversation yet,” she wrote, “but he’s reading & spelling things like Mickey Mouse Clubhouse & Baby Prodigy.”
She also tweeted:
“Nicholas just looked up the Barber Shop Quartet on his iPad all on his own. Yesterday he typed out Minnie Mouse Bowtique. Incredible memory!”
As we previously reported, Jacqueline revealed that she and husband Chris are writing a book together “Defy Expectations” about their experience, education and progress through the world of autism so that they can share their story with others.
“I love having the opportunity to be able to show people [what it’s like to live with autism],” Jacqueline said, “because honestly, what’s given me strength is listening to everyone else’s stories, their struggles, their successes. That’s what gives us hope and strength, so if I can do that for someone else, then it feels so good to me.”
We are so happy for the Laurita’s. Jacqueline will be very busy writing over the next year. She’s also announced another book in the works on beauty, style, and wellness called “Get It: The Busy Girl’s Guide to Getting Your ‘It’ Together.”
Another personal milestone for Nicholas was meeting his estranged Aunt, Dina Manzo, for the first time at last year’s Thanksgiving dinner. Now that’s progress!
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