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Have you been on long waiting lists for autism assessment appointments?

Have the assessment fees been preventing you from getting a diagnosis of autism?


I specialize in guiding adults through an informed adult autism assessment test.

A guided autism spectrum test for adults allows an economical and efficient route to answer your questions about autism.

I also provide mentoring to autistic adults, young adults, and adolescents. I help them become their best selves and lead happy and fulfilling lives.

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I understand how it hurts to have undiagnosed autism. 

It affects your mental and emotional health.

It poses extreme personal and social challenges, too.

But let me tell you something very important...

When someone self-identifies as having autism, they:

  • begin to map the terrain of their struggles.

  • unlock the door to a treasure chest of valuable  thoughts and feelings

Self-Identified Autism heals years of pain and trauma. 

A person can understand that their autism leads their mind to work in different and unique ways.

These individuals can heal from past experiences and social interactions.

But you might be thinking...

How do I know this?

Well, I'm Lara Schaeffer: a Certified Autism Specialist and the founder of Autism Discovery...

Not only that, I am also autistic, but this fact was not revealed until my forties.

My autism identification has transformed my life.

Since then, I have been trained and certified many times in the last four years.

I specialized intently on what is necessary so that I could help others to self-identify autism.

Here’s how I guide others to recognize autism in themselves in 3 easy steps:

  • I use the best of well-established evaluative processes

  • I educate individuals about exactly what autism is and how widely its traits can vary in different people  

  • I help individuals recognize qualities, traits, and patterns in themselves that may align with autism

Then, I help those who face uncertain territory after an adult autism identification or diagnosis.

I am also proud to use the foundation and guiding principles of the PEERS program (out of U.C.L.A.) to support autistic adolescents and young adults.

Why my methods of using PEERS social skills reinforcement are the best:

  • I use the founding principles to help young adults improve their social skills. 

  • I customize the program for each client to achieve personalized results.

  • I empower young autistic individuals to live fulfilling lives with less stress.

  • I provide them with the support they need to achieve their goals.

My purpose is to lend a listening ear, offer guidance, and share my experience with others to lessen the pain and shame that get attached to autism. 

I am here to help you in any way that I can.

if you are searching for 'autism testing for adults near me,' you've come to the right place

So, don’t wait any longer for answers!


For more information about autism in general, please see my blog page on this site.

Lara enjoyed a long career as a high school English teacher at several of America's best high schools before her Autism was diagnosed in her forties.

She soon reinvented herself professionally to help others like her, people who have lived many years challenged by autism but not even
aware of it.

If you wonder if you may be autistic, or want to learn about late-identified autism, Lara is the person to consult with. 

Lara is also a compassionate resource for adolescents and young adults on the spectrum who seek guidance and support in moving into adulthood. She helps with social and practical concerns like executive function and helps her clients enhance their pride and authenticity while navigating a challenging societal landscape.


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