Real Housewives Star Jacqueline Laurita Discusses Her Son's Autism Diagnosis

Nicholas's affect on the family

Nicholas has taught his parents patience. Jacqueline and Chris have both learned so much for their experience filming so far. They work together very well as a family. Responsibilities are shared to take the load off of one person. Chris said he knows when to step in and take over to give Jacqueline a break and vice versa. They work very well together.

They also appreciate each and every one of Nicholas’s accomplishments. He has come a long way, from being completely non-verbal to pretty much saying anything and reading above his grade level, his mom said. He can use the words yes and no appropriately. Nicholas has also started to ask why and where questions and to be able to put more sentences together.