If your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), getting a diagnosis can be a positive thing. It is often a first, and necessary step to getting your child the supports and services they need to flourish. An assessment is comprised of several components. An interview is conducted to obtain early history as well as presenting concerns. Information is collected on an ongoing basis throughout the assessment process. Tests that screen for ASD will be used. Tests that explore a child’s cognitive functioning, including strengths and weaknesses may also be administered. The examiner will spend time playing with the child to look for engagement, attention, imitation and play skills. Review of any pertinent medical or developmental information is also required. A report will be written that will include a diagnosis, if appropriate, and will include recommendations for Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI). A feedback session is arranged once all the necessary information has been obtained and at that time findings will be given.