Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Jacqueline Laurita and Teresa Giudice Hold Their Newborns

Jacqueline Laurita revealed today that her 3-year-old son, Nicholas, was recently diagnosed with autism, and (most) of her co-stars from The Real Housewives of New Jersey were quick to offer their support.

Not-so-surprisingly, Jac also saw a tremendous outpouring of love and support from the fans who have tweeted at the mom of three, offering her strength during this tough time.

This afternoon, Jacqueline tweeted her thanks to those devoted fans, writing, “We r completely grateful 4 the amount of understanding,compassion & support our family has received 2day! Thank u all so much! XO We WILL give back.”

And Jacqueline is certainly intent on keeping her promise to give back, seeing as she’s already set to host an Autism Speaks benefit at The Brownstone on Sept. 20.

Stay strong, Jac!