Jon Gosselin: Collin does not have ‘special needs’

In 2016, Kate Gosselinrevealed that her son Collin, then 12, was living at a facility for children with special needs. But according to Collin’s dad,Jon Gosselin, he didn’t belong there. 

“He is not on any spectrum or special needs,” Jon, 41, wrote in the comments on his Tuesday, December 25, Instagram post. The Pennsylvania-based DJ was responding to a fan who asked, “I’d love to know if he actually has ‘special needs,’ or if he just didn’t deal [with] Kate’s BS like we all suspect. Either way, he’s home! And he looks happy.”  

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Earlier this month, Jon was awarded sole temporary custody of Collin, 14, after Kate, 43, did not show up at court. The former couple, who split in 2009 after 10 years of marriage, are parents of sextuplets Collin, Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel and Aaden as well as 18-year-old twins Cara and Madelyn. Hannah has lived with Jon since February, while the other children are with their mother. 

Collin celebrated Christmas at home with Hannah and his dad. They were also joined by the former reality star’s girlfriend, Colleen Conrad, and her two children.

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Having Couple Time at the Purple Parrot in Rehobeth, DE!!! Amazing time!!! Oh, did you know its karaoke time “Pour Some Sugar onMe”
So... we were bored and it was 105 degrees today so we decided to move Jesse to Brooklyn and kill some time and cross the Brooklyn Bridge!!!
Happy Birthday Colleen!!! Thank you letting me a part of your life. I appreciate everything you have done for me and my children. I Love you very much and I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow, since you worked all day today!!! Love you 😍
Go 🦅!!!! Let’s Go, you can do it!!!!
Wedding time!!! Dancing starts at 7pm. Let’s enjoy this ceremony and dinner!!! Then my job starts!!! Congratulations Brooke and Mark!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!!
Had a great time in LA with @colleen.conrad122 met up with my boy Harvey @harveytherealtor saw the sights enjoyed the weather, had a great event last night with Wetv @wetv at the Paley Center @paleycenter it was nice meeting everyone!!!
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: Jon Gosselin and Colleen Conrad arrive at WE tv's Real Love: Relationship Reality TV's Past, Present & Future event at The Paley Center for Media on December 11, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: Jon Gosselin (L) and Colleen Conrad attend WE tv celebrates the return of 'Love After Lockup' with panel, 'Real Love: Relationship Reality TV's Past, Present & Future,' at The Paley Center for Media on December 11, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for WE tv)
West Hollywood, First night!!! Relaxing with @colleen.conrad122
Found our tree 🌲 let the holidays begin!!!!
Had a fabulous time in NYC with Colleen!!!! Business and Pleasure!!!
In Denver Airport heading to LA, stay tuned!!!
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While Jon is close with Collin and Hannah, he revealed exclusively to Us Weekly on December 11 that he has a “volatile” relationship with his other kids and has not seen them in a year. But he is grateful that Hannah still communicates with her brothers and sisters. “If they don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine, as long as they keep up with their sibling connections,” he explained. “Eventually, if they come around and they want to talk to me, that’s cool.” 

Kate has defended her decision to send Collin away. “It was not even a really a choice, it was on the advice of his doctors and it had to happen,” she said on a November 2016 episode of ABC’s Nightline. “He’s plodding along and we are too.This is the best thing I can do for him right now and that comforts me.”

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Had a good weekend visit with Collin at home!
This was yesterday! Feels like school never ended...and they’re already back! #SeniorYear 😳😳 #EighthGrade #ProudMom ❤️
My adult😳 daughters: @mady.gosselin and @cara.gosselin (FYI: these are their ONLY official IG accounts) #SoProud What a fun memory filled day we had together today!!😘😘
My beautiful 'little girls' .... they keep reminding me how many days until they turn 14. Today it was '12 days til we turn 14, Mom.' HOW'S THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?! I told Leah that she's too small to turn 14. She said 'Yeah, true. Are you sure I'm not turning 11 or 12?' 😂😂I'm positive. I gave birth to you. They'll always be my babies....I love them so very much! ♥️♥️♥️
fall family pictures🍂🎃 #tradition #7/8reunion🧡
Glad I could celebrate my son Collin’s 14th birthday with him and his sister!
Bday dinner with Hannah. Happy Birthday!!!
Happy 14th Birthday to Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Joel, Aaden and Collin!!! I can’t believe it’s been this long!!! Whew that when fast!!! Daddy loves you all very much!!!
Happy Birthday Hannah!!! 14 already. Bday breakfast with my daughter before the bus stop!!!
Happy 17th Birthday Mady and Cara!!! Love you, Dad
Happy New Year!!! 2017!!! Let's do this!!!!
Found this old pic from Hawaii, 2008!!! Kids were 4!
Happy 16th Bday to Mady and Cara!!! ❤️❤️👭🎂🎂October 8, 2000 seems forever ago.
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CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) KATE GOSSELIN, JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, MADELYN 'MADY' KATE GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, CARA NICOLE GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) KATE GOSSELIN, GOSSELIN CHILDREN
CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP - 'Kate Gosselin / Kendra Wilkinson' - Season Two of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' kicks off with reality television mom Kate Gosselin ('Kate Plus 8') and former Playboy Magazine cover girl Kendra Wilkinson (ABC's 'Splash'), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Donna Svennevik/ABC via Getty Images) JOEL KEVIN GOSSELIN, COLLIN THOMAS GOSSELIN, AADEN JONATHAN GOSSELIN, LEAH HOPE GOSSELIN, HANNAH JOY GOSSELIN, ALEXIS FAITH GOSSELIN
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate Gosselin and John Gosselin talk about their twin daughters and sextuplets on NBC News' 'Today' on October 2, 2007 -- Photo by: Heidi Gutman/NBC NewsWire
NEW YORK - APRIL 23: From 'Jon + Kate Plus 8' Kate Gosselin (L) and her children with President and CEO of TLC Angela Shapiro (R) speaking at the Discovery Upfront event at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Discovery)
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