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Actress and comedian Amy Schumer revealed that her husband, Chef Chris Fischer, is on the autism spectrum. Schumer has been briefed on the state of Fischer during their Netflix special Growing which had its premiere on Tuesday, Entertainment Tonight reports.
"From the beginning, I knew that my husband's brain was a bit different from mine," says Schumer in her posture. Routine. "My husband was diagnosed with what was once called Asperger, he has autism spectrum disorder, he is in the spectrum, and there were early signs." (Relatives: Amy Schumer canceled her comedy tour due to pregnancy complications) [1
So, what's Asperger's? The syndrome used to be his own diagnosis – it falls under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder, which impairs a person's ability to socialize and communicate.
"People with Asperger often have difficulty with social situations and can not properly recognize facial expressions and body language," Anne Nebeker, source specialist and spokeswoman for the Autism Society of America Health . " Many of these people also have very specific interests and strict schedules that they like to adhere to.
For people With Asperger, social interactions such as eye contact while speaking or understanding sarcasm may be a challenge, says Nebeker, who show lack of empathy and difficulty understanding other people's feelings s Autistic people want you to know)
Unlike other forms of autism, individuals with Asperger's frequently referenced forms do not have speech delays and often have good language and cognitive abilities. "According to the Autism Association of America, it can be difficult to identify a person with Asperger's from a neurotypical person
"Normally, autism is present in early childhood, but if people work very well, they may not be diagnosed later in life or at all," says Nebeker. "Some people just go through life and have more problems than the average citizen to sic h social networking, but are never diagnosed. "
More than 3.5 million Americans live with some form of autism spectrum disorder, and an autism diagnosis can mean serious medical bills to families of those with the condition. The Autism Association of America recommends early and accurate diagnosis by a specialist to ensure that a person with autism receives appropriate training and treatment programs.
This story originally appeared on Health.com by Christina Oehler