Lara Schaeffer
Lara Schaeffer Exceptional Autism Consultation

  • Certified Autism Specialist through IBCCES, the global leader in training and certification for professionals who work with autistic individuals.

  • PEERS Program Certified Provider and Telehealth Provider (through University of California, Los Angeles).

  • Advisory Board Member for the NYC Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (run through New York University's Langone Health System) since 2019.

  • Sixteen years serving in close advisory capacity to groups of 8-10 high school students in grades 9-12; twenty-eight years as a high school English teacher (all at small independent schools).

  • Five years served as a college counselor at a Manhattan independent school, the final three as the Director of College Counseling.

  • Member of ASAN, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.

  • M.Ed., Harvard University Graduate School of Education; B.A., English Language and Literature, Trinity College, Phi Beta Kappa.