Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) Update Workshop


Registration:  Registration for this training closed on March 22, 2013.
Date(s):  March 22, 2013
Presenter:  Barbara Webb
Location:  River Road United Methodist Church
8900 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
Cost:  $110.00
Brochure:  View Brochure
Capacity:  29
Seats remaining:  0

Training Description

Workshop Overview: The Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (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.

Upon completion of the 1-day workshop, participants will receive a certificate of completion that is equivalent to 6 contact hours of professional continuing educational credit. Sign-in is at 8:00 a.m. with the workshop running from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks.

Important Registration Information:

Registration is limited to 30 individuals.

Registration for 1-Day ADOS Training - $110

A Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.

Participants are asked to bring their own ADOS-2 Manual (ADOS-2 Manuals and Upgrade Packages, which can be combined with the materials in your ADOS kit to make an ADOS-2 kit can be purchased at Western Psychological Services –  or 1-800-648-8857.)