The comedian hopes that sharing her husband’s story will help others and take away the stigma of having autism. “The tools we received have made his life so much better.”
Amy Schumer explains why she has decided to talk about her husband’s diagnosis.
In the episode of ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on Wednesday, the comedian, 37, explained why she has revealed that her man has Chris Fischer autism in her new Netflix stand-up special, ‘Growing’.
“He was diagnosed as a high-functioning autism spectrum disorder,” said the Trainwreck star Meyers.
“We both wanted to talk about it because it was completely positive, I think a lot of people don’t agree to be diagnosed and even some of their children because of the stigma that goes with it.”
She says having help has been the key.
“The tools we have received have made life so much better and made our marriage and our lives more manageable, I wanted to encourage people not to be afraid of that stigma.”
In the end, Schumer believes that good treatment can only have a positive effect.
“I think there are many people with autism who are not diagnosed if I think their life can be better if they get those tools.”
Schumer also said that she does not want to be seen as someone who is nice because she is married to someone who has autism.
“I fell in love with him and I wouldn’t trade it in for anyone,” she said.