On Dec. 14, 2021, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation star Jenni “JWoww” Farley broke barriers at the Barclays Center in New York City. Partnering with KultureCity and the venue, Farley and her family opened the Greyson Mathews Sensory Room. The sensory space is the first of its kind in a New York City sports and entertainment venue. Now, Farley is sharing details about the event with Showbiz Cheat Sheet.
Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley’s son Greyson Mathews’ autism diagnosis
As a reality TV star, Farley has been open about Greyson’s diagnosis with Autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Often, Farley will post updates on social media regarding his progress.
As Farley mentions in a video from May 2021: “Greyson is killing it in his ABA [Applied Behavior Analysis] therapy.” “He’s so advanced verbally [and] he makes perfect eye contact now. We’re working on his repetitive and OCD traits.”
Farley’s fans are grateful for sharing Greyson’s progress. One fan calls her “the true definition of a dedicated mom” in the comments. “As someone who works with autistic individuals, this is amazing!” writes another supporter. “You’re doing an amazing job not only as a mom but in general. Warms my heart to see how good he’s doing!”
Greyson Mathews Sensory Room at Barclays Center
Farley, her fiancé Zack “24” Carpinello, Greyson, and Meilani Mathews, attended the opening of and toured the Greyson Mathews Sensory Room. The space is designed for individuals with sensory processing sensitives or those who need a quieter, more secure environment during events.
The Greyson Mathews Sensory Room is huge for KultureCity because they strive for inclusion. But it’s also a big achievement for Farley and her loved ones.
“This is such a proud moment for my entire family,” Farley wrote to us, adding:
“For KultureCity and Barclays Center to join forces, we are creating sensory accessibility and inclusion for those with invisible disabilities. Greyson and so many others are now able to attend the Barclays Center worry free. I am incredibly honored and grateful for everyone at KultureCity and Barclays Center who helped make this happen.”
‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation’ star sits on the KultureCity board
Some fans might not know about Farley’s relationship with KultureCity. But as Farley said, she’s been involved with KultureCity for “what feels like forever.”
“It was such a meant-to-be situation,” the Jersey Shore star told us in June 2021. Once she had Greyson’s Autism diagnosed, Farley’s search for resources began. Then, KultureCity came into her life.
“It’s such an incredible organization,” she said. “I call it a family.”
Today, she is an active board member for the organization. Thanks to Farley’s work with KultureCity, venues like Barclays Center are more inclusive for all.
On Dec. 16, 2021, fans can watch Farley co-host the “12 Days of Jerzmas” on MTV. Plus, don’t miss her return to Jersey Shore: Family Vacation on Jan. 6, 2022.