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Jenni 'JWoww' Farley Gives Update On Son Greyson's Autism Progress

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Oct. 3 2019, Updated 5:49 p.m. ET

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Jersey Shore star Jenni Farley revealed that her son Greyson was diagnosed with autism. On October 1, the mother of two used Youtube to give fans an update and to share his progress. The 3-year-old has been working with an applied behavior analysis therapist for just over six months. 

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Jenni, 33, explained that she worked with her insurance company to make sure that Greyson was receiving “the best of the best” treatment. The toddler has hit major milestones since increasing his time at We Care Autism and in ABA therapy.

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“He used to have ABA therapy for two-to-three hours, three times a week, and he would also do speech and OT occupational therapy at a local hospital,” she told viewers. “But over time, and recently, we got approved for 30 hours a week for ABA, which is huge ’cause 30 hours of ABA has been a game-changer. Not only that, but Greyson goes to preschool three hours a day, five days a week and his ABA therapist Steph goes there for two hours a day with him to really help him transition into the everyday world with people and little kids his own age.”

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“These guys changed my life and changed Greyson’s,” Jenni said. “I am a huge believer in ABA therapy.”

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In the clip, she also gave viewers a look at what goes on during Greyson’s sessions. During his time with his therapist Ashley, Greyson, who was previously non-verbal and struggled to understand language, was able to identify animals, understand commands and recite the alphabet.

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Jenni and Greyson’s therapists have also developed a rewards system for when the toddler completes a task successfully. “He has two types of presents when he does something well,” she explained. “Obviously, Greyson loves YouTube, like a majority of kids out there, so he gets a couple seconds of YouTube.”

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“And if he goes potty, he requests — a lot of times — a circle, which is a coin and he’s allowed a piece of gum out of his gumball machine,” she added.

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Jenni Farley At 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
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“I can’t wait to show you his progress by Christmas. He should have even more of an update ’cause of how fast he’s been shooting from the hip,” the proud momma gushed. “I feel like our next goal will be fully potty trained, counting from one through 20 on his own, maybe more.”

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“I feel like you’re just taking over the world one day at a time,” she told Greyson.

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