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Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Spoke Out About Husband's Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Amy Schumer Reveals Why She Spoke Out About Husband's Autism Spectrum Diagnosis

Amy Schumer reveals in her brand new Netflix comedy special that her husband, Chris Fischer, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Now, Amy, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, is speaking out about why she revealed this information.

“That’s why we both wanted to talk about it because it’s been totally positive. I think a lot of people resist getting diagnosed, even some of their children, because of the stigma that comes along with it, but you’re not just diagnosed and they throw you out,” Amy said on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday (March 20). “Hopefully, if you can get help—the tools that we’ve been given have made his life so much better and our marriage and our life more manageable—and so I just wanted to encourage people to not be afraid of that stigma.”

“I think there are a lot of people with autism who go undiagnosed when I think their life could be better if they got those tools. [Chris’] life and his trajectory that’s not like everybody on the spectrum, but that’s our story. He’s an amazing guy. I don’t want to make it sound like, ‘I’m so nice that I married someone with autism,’” she added. “I fell in love with him I wouldn’t trade him in for anybody.”

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  • mahbelle

    like intelligent people listen to her.

  • YaThink

    Good for them, but I am still curious. He’s not a kid. WHEN was he diagnosed and when did he seek help? Did he do it before you met, or now that you are married and issues possibly arose in your marriage?

    So far, it seems like she fell in love with him, married him, and only recently has she learned the truth.

    Many men with Asperger’s lie to women. They hide their issues. They date, marry and then the truth comes out and a lot their relationships fail.

  • Shell

    I don’t know about anywhere else but here in Scotland, it’s the fact that it’s so hard to be diagnosed that is the problem. When you have been, there is a lot of help but actually getting someone to admit it is an uphill struggle and if you are a kid, it’s so much worse because doctors are adamant it’s not autism/ Aspergers etc and just the kids being brats.

  • Shell

    I don’t know about anywhere else but here in Scotland, it’s the fact that it’s so hard to be diagnosed that is the problem. When you have been, there is a lot of help but actually getting someone to admit it is an uphill struggle and if you are a kid, it’s so much worse because doctors are adamant it’s not autism/ Aspergers etc and just the kids being brats.

  • Shell

    I don’t know about anywhere else but here in Scotland, it’s the fact that it’s so hard to be diagnosed that is the problem. When you have been, there is a lot of help but actually getting someone to admit it is an uphill struggle and if you are a kid, it’s so much worse because doctors are adamant it’s not autism/ Aspergers etc and just the kids being brats.

  • Shell

    I don’t know about anywhere else but here in Scotland, it’s the fact that it’s so hard to be diagnosed that is the problem. When you have been, there is a lot of help but actually getting someone to admit it is an uphill struggle and if you are a kid, it’s so much worse because doctors are adamant it’s not autism/ Aspergers etc and just the kids being brats.

  • YaThink

    It can be hard to spot, but I would think their parents would probably know best… that is, if they are not in denial.