This is, quite simply, a gem of a volume. Clearly and concisely written, Autistic Spectrum Disorders in Children gives an easily digestible review of autistic spectrum disorders from history and definition through treatment and prognosis. It is one of the finest compendiums I have read that will benefit the care of these children. Because of its comprehensive approach and fluency of content it will be of benefit to the psychiatrists, pediatricians, psychologists, and social workers who practice among the developmentally disabled. It is a synopsis that residents and fellows can easily read and apply.