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‘RHONJ’ star Jacqueline Laurita says patience is important with autism

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“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita may have learned a thing or two when she found out that her son, Nicholas, had been diagnosed with autism. He had been digressing his speech and she wasn’t sure what was happening. Since then, she has been in full support mode and trying to help him out in any way possible. But it sounds like she has some valuable advice for people who are not parents of an autistic child. According to a new Wetpaint Entertainment report published on March 24, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jacqueline Laurita is now revealing that people dealing with autistic children should be patient.

People are working with people who have autism on a daily basis, whether it is in an office, at the beauty shop or even doctors. To these people, Jacqueline has some advice. “Patience," she revealed when asked about it. "Talk softly. Use 'trim' instead of 'cut.' Try using a positive reinforcer." If a child is getting a haircut, Jacqueline suggests distractions. "Offer a distraction (iPad, movie)," Jacqueline adds. "Work quickly!"

Even though she hasn’t been filming the show this season, she has been keeping fans updated on Nicholas’ progression. She has been sharing videos on Instagram, showing fans that he is doing quite well.

What do you think of Jacqueline’s advice?