Living well on the spectrum: how to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger syndrome/high-functioning autism
Author: Valerie L. Gaus
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Call Number: RC553.A88 G384 2011
From the publisher: Navigating the “neurotypical” world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently—and how to tap into your personal strengths—you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.
About the author: Dr. Gaus is a licensed clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience providing mental health services to people with disabilities. With a cognitive-behavioral approach, she offers psychotherapy to adults and teens with dual diagnosis (intellectual disability and mental illness), Asperger Syndrome, higher functioning autism, depression, anxiety, trauma and stress-related problems. She is a consultant with a private practice on Long Island, NY, is on the advisory board for the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association, the grant review committee for the Organization for Autism Research, and the adjunct faculty at Long Island University/C.W. Post. She has lectured nationally and abroad on topics related to dual diagnosis and Asperger syndrome. She has also authored numerous articles, chapters and two books on these subjects.
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