Amy Schumer and Her Husband's Autism
You may or may not like her comedy, but you have to give Amy Schumer a standing ovation for going public about her husband’s autism diagnosis. Having a celebrity stand up and not only say that her husband has an autism spectrum disorder, but that they live a very fulfilling life now that he has been diagnosed can be beneficial to everyone with this condition. Additionally, this is inspiring for anyone living with a disability or disease. Bringing awareness is key!
All too often when a celebrity has some type of medical diagnosis show up in their family, they go public with the hardships associated with the disorder. It is refreshing for someone to step up and say that her husband was diagnosed with this condition and it is “okay.”
Amy Schumer first approached the subject of her husband’s autism in her new standup routine that has recently begun showing on Netflix. However, in a recent interview about the show, she approached the subject more seriously.
The comedienne stated that the diagnosis was a relief for her and her husband because they now understood the difficulties he was having personally as well as they were having as a couple. They took this diagnosis seriously and began to learn what they could do to adjust their lives to accommodate this disability and make their lives happier. According to Ms. Schumer, the changes were small and did not take long for them to see the benefits.
The comedienne went on to say that since the diagnosis and the changes they have made their lives have become much happier. The couple is even expecting their first baby this year.
When asked why she went public with this information, Schumer was very blunt with her answer. She simply stated that there was nothing to be ashamed of or hide. An autism diagnosis was not the end of the world.
In the past many types of disorders were whispered about and kept secret. All this did was prevent therapies from being developed to help those people excel in their lives while managing a disorder. By letting the public know of her husband’s diagnosis, she hopes this will help prevent autism from being something that is only talked about behind closed doors.
Amy Schumer’s husband is an accomplished chef who has recently released a cookbook. He has been diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. This diagnosis, however, has not stopped him from achieving his dreams, falling in love, or starting a family. This story gives hope to everyone.