Lara Raymond received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Rivier University, and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from SNHU. Most recently she was the Adult Autism Specialist for the Northeast Arc’s Support Center, providing resources, and social opportunities to adults in the Lowell area. This followed 7 years of supporting those with developmental disabilities in New Hampshire. This
included time supporting adults as a direct support professional, working with NH START, a program that specializes in supporting individuals with both a developmental disability and a mental health diagnosis, as well as time as an employment specialist with a local day program. She currently provides mentoring services to adults on the autism spectrum, through the Northeast Arc. Lara is energized when able to implement person-centered approaches, which she believes enables individuals to set and achieve
their goals. Lara lives in southern NH with her husband, young daughter, and dog. She is an active member of the Lions Club. In her free time she enjoys attending concerts, baking, and taking beginner Irish step dancing lessons.