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Kate plus seven? Kate Gosselin is giving fans an update on the status of her son Collin, one of her sextuplets.

Before Kate returns to television with her kids on TLC's "Kate Plus 8," she opened up to "Extra" about her 12-year-old's progress since being sent away from home. Kate has previously shared that Collin has "special needs" and needed to attend a program to help him with his behavior issues.

"He's chugging along. It's a family experience that we are dealing the best we can with… Everyone's got their stuff. Another bump in the road and we're all doing the best that we can with it. I am confident he is in the best hands and receiving the best of what's being offered for his situation," Kate explained.

Kate originally spoke out about Collin's struggle in August, telling People magazine about her decision to send him away from home. "Collin has special needs," Kate said at the time. "[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."

One person that had no hand in Collin's treatment decision? Jon Gosselin, the child's father.

Jon recently told "Entertainment Tonight" that he has no idea where his son is, explaining, "I have an idea where he is, but I don't really know where he is. I mean, I ask but she doesn't tell me. She doesn't answer any of my texts."

Jon and Kate's relationship fell apart on the first variation of their reality show, "Jon & Kate Plus 8," leading to their divorce in 2009. The former couple's contentious relationship since their split has played out in the media, as Kate has retained custody of their children and continued to chronicle their life on television.

Kate weighed in on her relationship with her ex on "Extra," admitting, "I don't have a relationship with him -- I've moved on. I support the kids and their relationship [with him] -- some visit, some choose not to, some visit sometimes. I support them and what they want so they can be happy and whole."

The new season of TLC's "Kate Plus 8," which will not feature son Collin, debuts Nov. 22, 2016.