Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images Photo: Jacqueline Laurita Attends the 2011 Bravo Upfront

Jacqueline Laurita has had plenty to deal with in the last year — and no, we’re not even talking about any of the never-ending drama stemming from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Several weeks ago, Jacqueline and her family revealed to the world that her 3-year-old son Nicholas has autism, and since going public with Nick’s condition, the doting mom has continually updated her Twitter followers and fans on Nick’s progress.

On Sept. 12, Jacqueline shared some great news, tweeting, “Nicholas had a great day at school and they noted that is eye contact was improving! :0) @chris_laurita.”

We’re so happy to hear that Nicholas is thriving in school and we can’t wait to learn more about all of his excellent progress!