Kate Gosselin Says 12-Year-Old Son Collin Has ‘Special Needs’

Kate Gosselin Says 12-Year-Old Son Collin Has 'Special Needs'“[There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal,” Kate Gosselin told People, adding Collin was enrolled in a program away from home.

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Kate Gosselin is opening up about her son Collin.

In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, the reality star reveals how she came to the hard decision of enrolling her 12-year-old son in a program away from home that can help him reach his full potential.

“Collin has special needs,” Kate tells PEOPLE. “[There’s] a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things. This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own. I’ve felt very alone in this. By the same token, it’s not something that has only impacted me or him – our entire family has been impacted.”

Collin is currently “enrolled in a program that is helping him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be,” she says. “We miss him so much, so it’s been hard because there is a huge hole in our family without him here. But it comforts us to know he’s where he needs to be right now, and I can feel good about that.”

Collin is one of the sextuplets Gosselin welcome on May 10, 2004, along with Alexis, Leah, Hannah, Joel and Aaden.

“When your kids go to college, do you miss them? Yes, but you reassure yourself that they are getting so much out of it,” she says. “And that’s the same sort of investment I feel like I’ve made Collin’s future.

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  • kraftylynx

    Ms. Sharma, there is no shame or bad parenting connected with the decision this mother has made. After 12 years parenting Collin, she realizes she cannot help him become a healthy, happy adult without professional assistance. It just so happens that assistance is not available locally, so it was necessary for her beloved son to be away from home to get care and training for a time. Grow up, Ms. Sharma; you may find yourself having to make a similarly difficult decision some day.

    • Gail

      No need to be rude, kraftylynx. I don’t see where she said that she is a bad parent or that she should be ashamed with her decision. All I see in the article is quotes from the People magazine, with no personal observations. One of us needs glasses. Or to stop projecting ones own feelings.