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ADOS-2 Introductory/ Clinical Training Workshop

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The Center for Autism Research is collaborating with the Drexel University A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to offer two- or three-day Introductory/Clinical Workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). The ADOS-2 is used for assessing and diagnosing ASD across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. This workshop will be offered virtually.

Upcoming Trainings

Upcoming ADOS-2 Introductory/ Clinical Workshop and Toddler Module training dates:

  • June 12-14th, 2024
  • September 25-27
  • December 4-6

Registration opens 8- weeks prior to start date. Registration for ADOS-2 trainings typically sells out very quickly. In order to be notified of when registration will open for an upcoming training, please join our interest list. Members of our interest list will receive email notifications regarding registration dates. If you are unable to register for the training before it sells out, we encourage you to check back for future trainings.

Attention CHOP Employees: If you are interested in attending ADOS-2 training, please contact ADOStraining [at] (ADOStraining[at]chop[dot]edu) directly with as much advance notice as possible. In addition, please include your reasoning for attending our training.

About ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop

The ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop is a 2-day or 3-day introductory training that provides clinicians with the skills necessary to utilize ADOS-2 in clinical settings:

  • 2-day ADOS-2 introductory/clinical training workshop covering Modules 1-4
  • 3-day ADOS-2 introductory/clinical training workshop covering Modules 1-4 plus one-day Toddler Module training workshop

Both ADOS-2 training workshops provide experienced autism professionals with introductory training on the use of the ADOS-2 in clinical settings across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. Trainings are co-hosted by Dr. Whitney Guthrie, co-author of the ADOS-2 Toddler Module, and Dr. Elisabeth Sheridan, the Director of the Clinical Core at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Each training will be led by two certified ADOS-2 trainers. Information about trainers may vary by workshop and will be available on the training registration page. The cost of the 2-day training covering Modules 1-4 is $600 per person, and the cost of the 3-day training covering Modules 1-4 plus the Toddler Module is $850.

The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of social communication and play or imaginative use of materials used with individuals suspected of having ASD. The ADOS-2 can be used to evaluate individuals at different developmental levels and chronological ages, from toddlers to adults, from individuals with no speech to those who are verbally fluent. It takes about 30-45 minutes to administer.

This workshop uses a lecture format and live demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2 and provides an essential step toward competence in using the ADOS-2 in everyday clinical practice or for research purposes. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of Modules 1-4 and/or Toddler Module, in addition to experience observing and scoring two assessments with the support of a certified trainer.

This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in ASD and formal testing such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists, social workers, behavior analysts, occupational therapists, and other clinicians/researchers working in ASD assessment.

The ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training also serves as a mandatory prerequisite for the Advanced/Research Workshop, intended for those who want to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes or who want additional training beyond the 2-day Introductory/Clinical Training. If you are interested in attending a future Advanced/Research Workshop, please contact Dr. Whitney Guthrie at ADOStraining [at] (ADOStraining[at]chop[dot]edu) for more information.

More questions about the ADOS-2 and how to use it in your professional practice? See FAQs on the publisher’s website.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

For individuals who successfully register for training but cannot attend, please contact ADOStraining [at] (ADOStraining[at]chop[dot]edu). Cancellations requested more than two weeks prior to the training session will be charged a cancellation fee of $250, which will be subtracted from their refund amount. Alternatively, we can offer credit toward a future training session if the request is made more than two weeks prior to the start date of the registered training (Note: Trainees are limited to one training deferment per registration).

Any cancellations requested less than two weeks prior to the start of training or no-shows will result in a forfeiture of the entire payment. We regret that we cannot provide a refund or defer payment for any cancellations made within two weeks of the training session.