Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability whose characteristics may appear before a child reaches the age of three. It is characterized by qualitative differences in the areas of social competence and communication skills. Individuals with autism typically demonstrate a narrow range of interests, and experience difficulties in modulating sensory input from the surrounding environment. These differences make it difficult for the person with autism to easily negotiate the demands and expectations of society. However, it is clear that many individuals with autism can live productive and meaningful lives if provided with appropriate programming and support.