Jenni Farley Reveals Son's Autism Diagnosis: How is Greyson Doing?

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Jenni Farley is known as JWOWW.

She's also known for partying hard on Jersey Shore and being close friends with Snooki.

But there's another side to this reality star, one that she has discussed in depth for the first time with Hollywood Life.

Farley is a mother to a daughter named Meilani and a son named Greyson, the latter of whom started struggling with his speech in the summer of 2018.

Farley now says that Greyson has been diagnosed with Autism -- and she's here to update fans about his situation.

1. Here's Greyson!

Here's Greyson!
What an adorable image! Jenni gave birth to Greyson in May of 2016 and often shares photos of her son with curious Instagram followers.

2. Trouble with Speech

Trouble with Speech
About three months ago, Jenni told followers that her two-year old was having difficulty talking -- and she now knows why. "Greyson, he was recently diagnosed with autism," she tells Hollywood Life.

3. Can He Talk at All?

Can He Talk at All?
Sadly, no. Not yet. Greyson is “non-verbal,” Jenni tells this website, although she emphasizes his “positive, positive” development and explains: He has co-therapies [every] week but we’re going to step it up a notch soon and get him ABA treatments, speech therapy."

4. She Remans Hopeful

She Remans Hopeful
Continues Farley, speaking candidly about this very personal issue: "He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech."

5. Greyson Has Come a Long Way

Greyson Has Come a Long Way
It wasn't just that her toddler didn't talk before; he didn't comprehend, either. But now? “He’s understanding words better, which was his issue. Not that he couldn’t speak, but he would never know what his shoe is or if you said, ‘Greyson,’ he actually didn’t even know his name at one point until he was a little over two,” she says. “So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far."

6. He's Hitting Milestones These Days

He's Hitting Milestones These Days
The goals are different for Greyson than they would be for other kids his age, Jenni explains: He only did ‘blue’ for a year and within the last two weeks he knows green, yellow, red, white and he’s [doing sign language] so much more. I’m like a proud mom over here."

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