How many parents Jersey Shore Star Jenni “JWoww” Farley is sending her kids back to school today. This year is special for her son Greyson Mathews, who is going to school for the first time. See what Jenni has to say about the big day, why it’s such a big cause for her family, and the support of the Jersey Shore Family has for Greyson.
“JWoww’s son Greyson was diagnosed with autism
Jenni was extremely open with Jersey Shore Fans on their son’s diagnosis with autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When Showbiz Cheat Sheet reached out to Jenni in 2021, she recalled the “freak-out moment” Greyson had at Orlando International Airport on the day of his diagnosis.
“I had him diagnosed that day and I brought him home,” she told us over the phone. She said Greyson couldn’t understand things like TSA, wait times and other security measures that are standard at airports.
“He was nonverbal at the time, and when our flight got delayed he just lost it,” Jenni explained. “I didn’t know how to handle the situation and everyone just stared and it was so uncomfortable.”
Shortly thereafter, Jenni discovered KultureCity, a non-profit organization that offers sensory inclusion certifications for airports, arenas, and other public spaces. Jenni still works closely with the organization today and is a board member.
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley is toasting her son and her parents who are sending their children to school today
On September 6th, Jenni took to Instagram to share a photo of Greyson on the school bus. “I took the last one [six] Years taken for granted because I never thought the day would come when you would go to school,” she captioned the photo. “I always thought you were by my side or doing therapy in the other room.”
Greyson previously held ABA [Applied Behavior Analysis] therapy at their home. The reality TV star documented her son’s progress in many YouTube videos. But now he goes to school.
Jenni’s caption continues: “But tomorrow a chapter begins for you and I’m struggling to keep it together. Tears roll down my face as I write this while you lie soundly asleep beside me. Words cannot express how proud I am of you @greysonmathews. You worked so hard for this moment and I won’t let my fears stop you from conquering the school. Cheers to all parents who want their babies to go to school tomorrow.”
The cast of Jersey Shore share their love and support for Greyson
Jenni’s fiancé Zack “24” Carpinello was very supportive of Greyson in the comments. “He’s worked incredibly hard every day for years to be ready for tomorrow,” Carpinello wrote.
“He has conquered so much over the past few years and continues to expand his knowledge every day. He has the best support team at home and is getting better and stronger every day! Big boy Greyson is ready.”
Zack “24” Carpinello, Instagram
jennis Jersey Shore: Family vacation Co-stars also showed their support in the comments. “Proud,” said Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino. His wife Lauren also commented, “Good luck Greyson on your first day!” Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola also wished Greyson the best on his first day of school.
“So cute,” the former Jersey Shore star wrote. “Good luck Greyson, have a great first day!”
Keep up with Jenni and Greyson on their social media channels, including YouTube. Don’t forget to tune in Jersey Shore: Family vacation Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on MTV.
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https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/jenni-jwoww-farley-celebrates-sons-first-day-of-school.html/ “I will not let my fears get in the way”