Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS -2) Level 1 Workshop


Registration:  Registration for this training closed on March 18, 2013.
Date(s):  March 18 - 19, 2013
Presenter:  Barbara Webb
Location:  River Road United Methodist Church
8900 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Cost:  $220.00
Brochure:  View Brochure
Capacity:  28
Seats remaining:  0

Training Description

The Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedules (ADOS Editions 1 and 2) have become the standard instruments for assessing autism and PDD across age, developmental level, and language levels. Used in research for decades, these comprehensive instruments provide a thorough assessment of individuals suspected of having autism or other autism spectrum disorders.

Like its predecessor, the ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. It presents various activities that elicit behaviors directly related to a diagnosis of ASD. By observing and coding these behaviors, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement. This revision improves an instrument already viewed as "the gold standard" for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). With updated protocols, revised algorithms, a new Comparison Score, and a Toddler Module, the ADOS-2 provides a highly accurate picture of current symptoms, unaffected by language. It can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD--from 1-year-olds with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent.

This 2-day workshop teaches attendees how to use the ADOS-2 in clinical practice or in an educational assessment to assess and diagnose or determine eligibility of autism. The presenter will describe the ADOS-2 and demonstrate administration and scoring for educational eligibility. Instructional methods include lecture, videotaped administration and scoring, and discussion. Participants will have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the administration of the ADOS-2. Participants will also have practice administering the ADOS-2. The workshop will also include a brief overview of the new Toddler Module for the 12-30 month-old child.

Upon completion of the 2-day workshop, participants will receive a certificate of completion that is equivalent to 12 contact hours of professional continuing educational credit. Sign-in is at 8:00 a.m. each morning, with the workshop running from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The workshop is designed for clinicians and educational personnel with a prior background in autism and formal testing, for example: physicians, psychologists, school psychologists, educational diagnosticians, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, counselors, and social workers. Individuals with less background in testing but who provide service for individuals and families affected by autism may take the workshop for informational purposes. This workshop is limited to 30 participants; each team should bring their test kit.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Barbara Webb is an internationally known private consultant in the areas of Autism, Social Skills, and Positive Behavior Supports. She has 20 years of experience as a School Psychologist in pre K-12th grades, is a consultant to model Autism classrooms, specializes in assessment of students within the Autism Spectrum, and provides trainings in assessment and educational strategies. She also provides expert testimony in Due Process cases for School Districts and Families.

Important Registration Information:

Registration is Limited to 30 Individuals.

Registration for 2-Day ADOS- 2 Training - $220

A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Participants are asked to bring their own ADOS-2 Manual (Can be purchased at Western Psychological Services -1-800-648-8857.)

For more information, please contact Becky Boswell, ACE Outreach Coordinator, at or 855-711-6987.