Woman diagnosed with mutism and autism to deliver Hackney talk
An autistic young woman diagnosed with mutism as a child will be marking 2018 World Autism Awareness Week in Hackney by delivering a talk on Growing Up Autistic on 27 March.
Libby, who recently graduated from a foundation degree in animal health and welfare said she was excited to have chance to talk about her autism journey as she wanted to help others.
She said: 'I was diagnosed with mutism and autism as a toddler. I also had social anxiety. I went to a number of schools as a child and struggled in society. I am now 22 years old, I have a job and I have graduated from uni.
'As a child I struggled to form friendships. I spent most of my time with animals. Eventually I made friends who also had social anxiety and autism. We helped each other along our journey.'
The talk is at Stoke Newington Library, 184 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London N16 0JS at 6.30pm pm on Tuesday 27 March.