ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop

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The Center for Autism Research is pleased to offer Introductory/Clinical Workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). The ADOS-2 is used for assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills.


Our next ADOS-2 Training  scheduled for November 25-27, 2019. 
NOTE: This Training is now full. To join the wait list for our next training, please email By joining the wait list, you will be among the first notified when the next training dates are announced.


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:

  • November 25-26, 2019: 2-day ADOS-2 introductory/clinical training workshop covering Modules 1-4
  • November 25-27, 2019: 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. The training will be led by Dr. Whitney Guthrie, a certified ADOS-2 trainer and co-author of the ADOS-2  Toddler Module.

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 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 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 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.

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.

ADOS-2 workshops are held at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. Dr. Guthrie is a co-author of the ADOS-2 and certified independent trainer. 

Click here to learn more and register for either or both trainings.