ADOS-2 Workshops

The UW Autism Center is excited offer workshops on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), a gold standard, autism diagnostic tool.  These trainings are designed for researchers and clinicians with at least a Master’s level degree and a background in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and testing (e.g. psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physicians, licensed marriage & family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, teachers).

ADOS-2 workshops are led by Dr. Tanya St. John, Ph.D. and are held at the UW Autism Center in Seattle. Clock certificated school staff are available upon request. Space is limited.

*Please note that these are not BCBA or BCaBA training programs.

See our ADOS-2 Workshops FAQs.

Introductory Clinical Workshop
Toddler Module Workshop
Advanced Research Workshop


Introductory Clinical Workshop

WHEN
May 14-15, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
COST: $530 per person

This is a 2-day introductory training on how to administer and score ADOS-2 modules 1-4 and a prerequisite for the Advanced Research Workshop and Toddler Module Workshop.  Two live demonstrations and in-depth coding discussions will be provided at the training.

Prerequisites: This training is designed for providers with at least a Master’s level degree and in a professional field related to autism spectrum disorder (e.g. psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physicians, licensed marriage & family therapists, licensed mental health counselors, teachers).

It is recommended that you bring an ADOS-2 manual to the workshop.  Manuals can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS).  ADOS-2 kits are not required for this workshop.

 

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Toddler Module Workshop

WHEN
May 16, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
COST: $265 per person

The Introductory Clinical Workshop for the Toddler Module reviews the administration, scoring, and coding guidelines in a lecture, demonstration, and group discussion format. This workshop is appropriate for researchers and clinicians who have completed the Introductory Clinical Workshop on Modules 1–4 and are seeking further training for developing clinical competence using the ADOS-2 with toddlers. The workshop is also appropriate for professionals who have experience in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and formal testing, such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physicians, and psychologists. At the end of the workshop participants will be provided with a training video and protocol to aid further practice.

Prerequisites: All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2 (e.g. attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 clinical and/or research workshop).

It is recommended that you bring an ADOS-2 manual to the workshop. Manuals can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS). ADOS-2 kits are not required for this workshop.

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Advanced Research Workshop

WHEN
January 8-9, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE
UWAC – Seattle
COST: $2045 per person

The Advanced Research Workshop is intended for professionals who want to further their clinical competence with the ADOS-2 and/or work towards establishing research levels of reliability on the administration and coding standards. Individuals planning to use the ADOS-2 in research studies must establish reliability on the measure. During the 2-day workshop, participants will work with an experienced trainer where they will have the opportunity to practice administering and scoring the ADOS-2 modules with typically developing children and those who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Individualized feedback will be provided on administration and scoring.

Prior to attending the Advanced Research Workshop, individuals must record themselves administering two modules from the ADOS-2 and bring the DVDs to the workshop. Participants are expected to record one ADOS-2 administration from the lower module set (Toddler, Module 1 or 2) and one from the upper module set (Module 3 or 4), both with individuals who meet criteria on ASD. Individualized feedback on these recorded administrations will be provided during the course of the two-day workshop. Completion of the pre-course recordings is a key step in achieving research reliability and prepares participants for post-course work.

Upon completion of the Advanced Research Workshop, participants will be provided with additional guideline materials for use in establishing research reliability.  The fee includes post course reliability scoring if submitted within three months of advanced/research training date.

Prerequisites: All trainees are expected to have attended an in-person introductory ADOS or ADOS-2 Training for Clinicians through UWAC, CADB, UMACC, WPS or an Independent Trainer.

*WPS offers a video guidebook training package that may serve as a substitute for the Introductory/Clinical Training.  However, the video guidebook package does not fulfill the initial training requirement for those who are interested in achieving research reliability.  Therefore, if you plan to attend an ADOS-2 Advanced Research Training and use the ADOS-2 in research, you must first attend an ADOS Intro/Clinical Training in person.

Expectations: Prior to training, it is expected that you have access to a WPS ADOS kit and manual and have practiced administration of all five modules of the ADOS-2.  ADOS-2 kits and manuals can be purchased from Western Psychological Services (WPS).

It is recommended that you bring an ADOS-2 manual to the workshop. ADOS-2 kits are not required for this workshop.

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For more information, please contact us at 1.877.408.UWAC (8922) or uwautism@uw.edu.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received at least two business weeks prior to course start date are eligible to receive a full refund less a $20 administrative fee. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail prior to the stated deadline. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will forfeit the full registration fee. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend a class. UW Autism Center reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances that would make the course non-viable. If UW Autism Center cancels a course, registrants will be notified within 24 hours of the first class date and offered a full refund or the option to transfer registration to another course.
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