Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Nicholas Smiles For Aunt Caroline Manzo

Last month we were surprised and saddened to learn that Jacqueline Laurita’s youngest son, Nicholas, was diagnosed with autism, but since his diagnosis Jacqueline and her family have done everything in their power to help the 3-year-old tot  including altering his diet and getting him appropriate behavioral therapy. And their efforts already seem to be paying off!

On Aug. 31 Jac tweeted, “Nicholas held up his Diego toy the other day & said,’Go Diego Go‘ Little things like that make us really happy.:0) He's been saying more words.”

We’re so happy to hear that little Nicholas is making great progress. Jac and her family must be so proud!