Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa Reveal 2-Year-Old Son Has Been Diagnosed With Autism

Nick Cannon is opening up about a recent diagnosis his 2-year-old son Zillion received.

On April 2, a day many recognize as World Autism Awareness Day, Cannon revealed that Zillion, his son he shares with Abby De La Rosa, has been diagnosed with Autism.

The post, written by De La Rosa, shared how blessed they are “that God had place such an amazing spirit under our guardianship.” As the post continues, De La Rosa and Cannon said they “have accepted this assignment wholeheartedly!”

“Today our family recognizes World Autism Awareness Day which is beyond meaningful to us because our amazing 2-year-old, Zillion, was recently diagnosed with ASD,” the post reads, “joining the unique energy of others like Niko Telsa, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Michael Angelo, just to name a few dynamic individuals.” 

De La Rosa writes “our beautiful boy experiences life in 4D and teaches us something new everyday! His love, strength and brilliance light up every room he enters!” 

“On this World Autism Awareness Day, we extend our embrace to families worldwide, acknowledging shared challenges and championing understanding. Together, let’s create a world of acceptance and compassion,” the post concludes.

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In the comments section, Cannon shared a few words of his own as well, writing, “My brilliant little guy! We love you Zilly!”

Alongside their statement is a video showing Zillion throughly enjoying looking for eggs over the Easter weekend surrounded by both of his parents and other loving family members.

Fellow parents were quick to show De La Rosa and Cannon their support. Many with kids with autism as well, welcoming them into the community.

“I’m an autism mommy to a witty and funny 3 year old boy! Living life on a different spectrum and loving it. Welcome to the Community,” one commenter wrote.

“Thank you for sharing and using your platform to help spread awareness about autism. I’m also an autism Mama but nobody will hear me. Thank you and God bless,” another added.

“Welcome to the community!!!! Let’s continue to advocate, educate and celebrate our children.”

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Autism Spectrum Disorder affects nearly 1 in 68 children and it’s four times more likely in boys than in girls.

And although there is no “cure” for Autism Spectrum Disorder, early diagnosis allows families to explore the “several interventions” that are out there “that can help children learn important skills that improve everyday life.”

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