After previously opening up about her son Greyson Valor’s speech delay, Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWoww” Farley has revealed that the 2 1/2 year old has been diagnosed with autism.
In an interview with Hollywood Life, Farley said, “Greyson, he was recently diagnosed with autism.”
She went on to add that, “He’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech.”
“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 continued. “So now that he’s understanding simple words, he’s come so far.”
Back in September, the Jersey Shore star who is also mom to daughter Meilani with estranged husband Roger Mathews, opened up about Greyson’s speech delay and working on the Jersey Shore revival. “I didn’t think i could finish Jersey Shore because of his appointments and our schedule so production was you have to tell us something you can’t disappear. I never expected it to be that response, it was ‘Hey guys, my son, we made it to two and he’s not speaking. We have therapy three times a week i really want to be a part of it, or at least be here.’”
While also helping their son with his new diagnosis, Farley and Mathews also went through a split and while Mathews hasn’t commented on his son’s diagnosis, he did share a photo of pictures colored by his daughter. “Woke up to these colorings my daughter left for me on the kitchen table and this scripture text from my Dad,” Mathews, 43, captioned a photo of two drawings and a scripture titled “God’s Will.” “We all have adversities in our lives to over come but we could not do it without the love and support of those we care about the most.”