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This sum­mer, Jenni “JWoww” Far­ley shocked fans when she opened up about her 2-year-old son, Greyson’s de­vel­op­men­tal strug­gles and lim­ited vo­cab­u­lary on an episode of Jersey Shore: Fam­ily Va­ca­tion. But now, the re­al­ity star has re­vealed even more. “Greyson, he was re­cently di­ag­nosed with autism,” Jenni said. But “he’s made leaps and bounds when it comes to speech. He’s un­der­stand­ing words bet­ter, which was his is­sue.” In fact, Jenni — who also shares daugh­ter Meilani, 4, with her es­tranged hus­band, Roger Mathews — con­fessed that Greyson didn’t even know his name un­til af­ter his sec­ond birthday. “It was like I was speak­ing another lan­guage to him. [But] now he’s un­der­stand­ing simple words.” While Jenni has al­ways felt that her son “is per­fect,” she ad­mit­ted that watch­ing her lit­tle boy strug­gle was dif­fi­cult at first. “It was re­ally heart­break­ing and frus­trat­ing as a mom when you see other 2-year-olds who are speak­ing and liv­ing their best life,” she said, stress­ing the fact that Greyson is mak­ing huge progress. “Within the last two weeks he knows green, yel­low, red and white, and he’s [do­ing sign lan­guage] so much more.” She added: “I’m, like, a proud mom over here. He’s come so far.”

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