Amy Schumer Shares Feelings On Her Son Potentially Being Autistic

Jordan Claes
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Amy Schumer is an unstoppable comedic force. Her standup is renowned all over the world, and her forthcoming comedy/drama series Life & Beth is set to debut later this year.

While making an appearance on the Dear Chelsea podcast, Amy opened up about her son Gene and the likelihood of him being autistic. Although the prospect would frighten most parents, Amy says that she isn't scared.

Amy Schumer is an Emmy-winning actress, writer, and producer.

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Over the years, Amy has appeared in a variety of comedic roles. Some of her best moments include stints on Saturday Night Live, Girls, as well as forthcoming comedy/drama series, Life & Beth.

She also starred in a little-known film called 'Trainwreck', which if you haven't seen is highly underrated.

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Directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy herself, Trainwreck tells the story of a self-sabotaging career-driven woman, going through the motions of lust, love, and alcoholism.

Recently, Amy was given the news that her 2-year-old son, Gene, may be autistic.

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While making an appearance on the Dear Chelsea podcast, Amy revealed that statistically speaking, there is a strong chance that Gene will indeed be on the spectrum.

"Parents have different journeys with this. Having a child with severe autism is beyond my imagination difficult," Amy said.

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The star of Life & Beth has been open and forthcoming about her husband, Chris Fischer's, own struggles and challenges with being diagnosed as autistic.

Chris was diagnosed as autistic later in life, while he and Amy were still dating.

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According to Amy, Chris' diagnosis has in no way hindered their relationship. If anything, it's only brought them closer together and allowed them to communicate better with one another.

Amy also made sure to mention that the possibility of Gene being diagnosed autistic doesn't frighten her.

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"But if Gene does wind up having ASD, I’m not looking for the signs in a way that are[sic] upsetting," Amy explained. "I’m not hoping either way."

She continued on, stating plainly that "Most of my favorite people are on the spectrum."

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At the end of the day, all that matters to Amy and Chris is that Gene is happy and healthy. While the possibility of her son having ASD is daunting, Amy says that she isn't afraid.

Amy rationalized that "Not everybody's like some incredible genius with autism, but most people have a real talent for something."

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According to Amy, autistic folks are loving, kind, and attentive partners. Sure, they may have issues with actively listening to you in a crowded room — but so what?

She's long since expressed her belief that her love remains unconditionally strong.

"I don’t see being on the spectrum as a negative thing," Amy expressed via Instagram. "My husband is my favorite person I’ve ever met."

Amy's conversation with host Chelsea Handler closely resembles comments she made in 2019, shortly after Gene's birth.

As she put it sweetly in the post, "Statistically our son most likely will be diagnosed as well and if he's anything like his father [then] that is wonderful news."

"He’s kind, hilarious, interesting, and talented, and I admire him."

Amy Schumer at the beach.
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The fact that Chris boasts all of these wonderful qualities, in spite of the fact that he's on the spectrum, how could Amy hope for anything other than for her son to turn out the same way?

People are finding her outlook on the situation to be refreshing.

The tweet above is a sentiment being echoed by many people who find her views on having a potentially autistic child heartwarming.

It's a positive spin on the attitude many people still hold towards autistic people.

And to see her using her platform to spread these uplifting points and remind everyone that there's absolutely nothing wrong with being autistic means the world to tons of people out there.

Regardless of Gene's potential diagnosis, Amy says that she and Chris will face it head-on, together.

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