Amy Schumer Opens Up About Husband’s Autism Diagnosis: ‘Don’t Be Afraid Of That Stigma’
While appearing on a recent episode of The Late Night With Seth Meyers, comedienne Amy Schumer explained why she recently opened up about her husband’s autism diagnosis on her latest Netflix special.
Additionally, Schumer and husband, Chris Fischer, married in February 2018, are expected their first child, and are now talking about Chris’ autism as a high-functioning adult.
So, she says, “We both wanted to talk about it because it’s been totally positive. I think a lot of people resist getting diagnosed and even some of their children because of the stigma that comes along with it. The tools that we’ve been given has made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable. I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma.”
Furthermore, the proper definition of autism is “a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior.”
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