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 is scheduled for January 22-23, 2019. ***Registration has closed for the January ADOS-2 Training*** To be placed on the waiting list for the next training (early 2020), please contact contact Dr. Guthrie.




The ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop is a 2-day introductory training that provides clinicians with the skills necessary to utilize ADOS-2 in clinical settings. This workshop uses a lecture format and live demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring ADOS-2 Modules 1 through 4 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, 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 led by Dr. Whitney Guthrie, PhD and held at the Roberts Center for Pediatric Research. Dr. Guthrie is a co-author of the ADOS-2 and certified independent trainer. 


ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop

Prerequisites: None

Cost for Attendance: $500

Dates: January 22-23, 2019

Registration: ***Registration has closed for the January ADOS-2 Training*** To be placed on the waiting list for the next training (early 2020), please contact contact Dr. Guthrie.

Contact: Contact Dr. Guthrie to receive emails about future CAR ADOS-2 workshops.

**Currently the Center for Autism Research only offers Introductory/Clinical Workshops, but contact Dr. Guthrie if you’re interested in Advanced/Research or Toddler Module Workshops.