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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) Introductory/Clinical Training, June 2023 Application

Date: June 08, 2023 to June 09, 2023

Time: 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Location: Live Zoom Webinar

Thursday and Friday, June 8-9, 2023

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry

Dr. Hundley is a certified ADOS trainer.

The ADOS-2 has become the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is sponsoring a 2 day virtual workshop where you will learn how to use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) to help assess and diagnose ASD. This training course offers detailed, initial training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2. This training is necessary for anyone planning to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings, and is the first step of training for use of the ADOS-2 in research.

The goals of this workshop are to provide a detailed overview of the ADOS-2, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Specifically, objectives include how the ADOS-2 targets behaviors specific to autism spectrum disorders, ADOS-2 administration and introduction to coding conventions, and how to appropriately document use of the ADOS-2 in a report. Demonstrations of the measure are provided each day, involving live administration of the ADOS-2 by the trainer with individuals with ASD. Participants have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2. Detailed discussions on scoring of the ADOS-2 follow each demonstration.

Psychologists, pediatricians, behavioral specialists, and speech and language pathologists will be accepted for this advanced level training. Other individuals who regularly assess children with ASD or developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and their application will be reviewed.

Fee: $350 per person.


Click the registration link above to be directed to the online application.

This education activity received no commercial support.

All course directors, planners, and speakers have no financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following: Rachel Hundley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, is an ADOS trainer for Western Psychological Services.


For more information, contact Amy Swanson at amy.r.swanson@vumc.org or (615) 322-6533.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).