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.