Abby De La Rosa Says Son with Nick Cannon Uses Tablet to Communicate as She Opens Up About His Autism Diagnosis

De La Rosa shares three kids with Cannon – twin sons Zion and Zillion, 2, and daughter Beautiful Zeppelin, 17 months

<p>Abby De La Rosa/Instagram</p> Abby De La Rosa and her twin sons

Abby De La Rosa/Instagram

Abby De La Rosa and her twin sons

Abby De La Rosa is opening up about her son Zillion's recent autism diagnosis.

On Thursday, May 30, the DJ responded to questions from her followers on her Instagram Stories, including one about her 2-year-old son Zillion, whom she shares with Nick Cannon. One user asked De La Rosa how she knew Zillion was on the autism spectrum and questioned if he was verbal or nonverbal.

"This is a difficult one because he's so active and can be quite attentive. But there were several signs I started noticing at 6-7 months," De La Rosa wrote over a picture of her and Zillion. "A mother's intuition knows but I just tucked it away."

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<p>Abby De La Rosa/Instagram</p> Abby De La Rosa's Instagram Stories

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Related: Nick Cannon and Abby De La Rosa Share Son Zillion, 2, Has Been Diagnosed with Autism: 'Experiences Life in 4D'

The mom of three continued, noting it wasn't until last year that she noticed Zillion was struggling with things like eye contact as well as lining up his food and toys.

"I remember vividly his first real moment of stimming and it happened in front of Nick and I," De La Rosa said. "He was jumping a little harder then [sic] usual on the bed and then all of a sudden he started flapping his little hands and became repetitive with the flaps."

De La Rosa remembered that her heart started to race and said she just knew.

"He says 3-4 words but for the most part he uses his tablet and signing to tell us what he wants," the proud mom shared.

De La Rosa shares three kids with Cannon — twins Zion and Zillion, 2, as well as daughter Beautiful Zeppelin, 17 months.

On World Autism Day in April, Cannon and De La Rosa shared a joint post on Instagram in which they announced that their son Zillion had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

"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 - joining the unique energy of others like Niko Telsa, Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Michael Angelo, just to name a few dynamic individuals," they wrote in the caption.

"Our beautiful boy experiences life in 4D and teaches us something new everyday! His love, strength and brilliance light up every room he enters! We are blessed that God had placed such an amazing spirit under our guardianship and we have accepted this assignment wholeheartedly!"

"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," they added.

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