The 11 chapters of Autism: From Research to Individualized Practice are arranged under three headings: "Diagnosis and Assessment," "Child-Centered Interventions," and "Family and Community Interventions," each focusing on practice rather than theory, each with an impressive bibliography. The opening chapter, "Bridging the Process Between Diagnosis and Treatment," sets the tone; it is written "to assist professionals in navigating through the diagnostic process and the maze of treatment options for children with autism and their families." A later chapter surveys behavioral, cognitive, and developmental therapies, noting that despite some of the encouraging outcome studies, "no one behavior program has proved superior to another for all children with autism." Several authors caution parents against interventions that promise cure. In most, if not all, cases, autism is for life.