Autism spectrum disorder or commonly referred to ASD is a developmental disorder that causes communication, social and behavior challenges. This disorder typically surfaces in early childhood. Each person uniquely affected has different strengths and differences. ASD is one of the fasting growing developmental disorders in the United States. It occurs in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. According to the CDC, 1 in every 59 children under the age of 11 have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The rate of children being diagnosed has rapidly increased in the past 20 years.