Jacqueline Laurita Honors Her Son & Encourages Support For Autism Awareness Month

Posted on Apr 3 2015 - 5:16am by Avigail


April kicks off the start of Autism Awareness Month. The aim of this month is educate the public about Autism. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. 

Autism advocate and “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Jacqueline Laurita has a deep commitment to the cause. Her  youngest son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with Autism from a young age, which lead to her becoming a vocal crusader for the movement.

People with Autism are classed as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the terms autism and ASD are often used interchangeably. A wide spectrum disorder, people will autism have set of symptoms unique to themselves; no two people are the same.

Over the weekend, the RHONJ star took part in a ‘Fight 4 Autism’ event. The North Jersey non-profit organization threw a Blue Hair Fundraiser, where supporters could come get a blue hair extension or some blue hair spray to support Autism Awareness Month. And those in attendance were thrilled for her appearance!

After the event, Jacqueline posted words of encouragement and advice for those who potentially will have to go through their own journey with Autism.

“Early detection and intervention are key to recovery,” she explains. “So be observant and don’t waste valuable time! Have a family meeting to determine what everyone’s role and responsibilities will be in the recovery of your child,” she says. “That helps to avoid arguments and blame shifting.”

She encourages parents to stay positive. “Don’t get discouraged!” she encourages. “Persevere!”


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  • Norrth

    Wonderful good news for Jacqueline. It’s well deserved!

  • MidwestMiddie

    A Bit Early but – “HAPPY EASTER TO ONE AND ALL!”
    (I’m off to find The Bunny. What Fun!!!)
    : )

    • Happy Easter, MidwestMiddie! Enjoy your bunny/egg hunt. xoxo

  • DLister

    I really like how Jacqueline is using her energy to be a great mom and to help others. This is where she will shine for a very long time. Good for her.

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  • twifan2

    Much good luck to Jackie & her work! 🙂

  • Shelly Jones

    Congrats to Jacq on her efforts. I walk for Autism with a close friend who’s child was mis diagnosed, but we walk anyway (long story). I wonder what Jack and Chris are doing about the people they owe from draining Signature Apparel’s assets to fund their lifestyle. Wasn’t the Susan G Komen Cancer Foundation listed as a creditor?

  • WestCoastFeed

    Good for Jac. She and Chris are doing as the promised and continuing to work for autism awareness.

  • WestCoastFeed

    In other NJ news, NY Daily News says Bravo was negotiating with Us Weekly to get RHONY on their last cover. And Bravo is not at all happy that they were bumped by Teresa.

  • Very touching and inspiring. Excellent work Jacqueline! Continue to use your platform to raise awareness.