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Kate Gosselin Sends 'Special Needs' Son Collin Away From Home

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Aug. 24 2016, Updated 3:45 p.m. ET

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Kate Gosselin is taking extreme measures to get her son Collin the help he needs. The Kate Plus 8 star revealed she has enrolled her 12-year-old son in a program away from home years after denying he was expelled from school for abusive and violent behavior.

"Collin has special needs," the mother of eight told 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."

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Gosselin, 41, explained how although she has felt "very alone" during the traumatic time, her son's struggles have impacted her "entire family."

Collin is "enrolled in a program that is helping him learn the skills he needs to be the best him he can be," she continued. "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."

In 2015, RadarOnline exclusively reported Collin and his sister Alexis were expelled from school for abusive and violent behavior towards others in late 2010.

"That is false," Gosselin said at the time, explaining how both her children are homeschooled.

Five years after the alleged incident, she confessed on a Kate Plus 8 special that her son Collin does have "some educational and social challenges."

"Definitely this year in terms of changes, Collin sticks out the most," she said. "It's been a year of figuring out kind of where he's going and how best to help him."

Gosselin further explained how his "inability to problem solve in a social setting leaves him frustrated and overwhelmed with the situation."

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