Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)

The ADOS-2 is the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. TRIAD periodically sponsors the following 2-day training workshops in use of the ADOS-2 to help assess and diagnose ASD.

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The goals of this 2-day workshop are to provide a detailed overview of the ADOS-2, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Full-length demonstrations of the measure are provided each day. Participants will practice scoring while observing the administration. Detailed discussions on scoring the ADOS-2 follow each demonstration. Additional examples from video will also be shown and discussed.

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

This course provides a necessary step in training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in research. It is also appropriate for clinicians who wish to achieve reliability with others using the measure.

This advanced level workshop involves intensive instruction on the psychometrics of the instrument, working in small groups on administering and scoring the ADOS, and discussion and question/answer about specific administration and coding issues. Participants will receive coaching of their own administration as well as additional practice with scoring. Following the course, participants must demonstrate understanding of correct administration and coding. This is achieved through scoring of additional videos that will be provided to you and through submitting two post-course video recordings of yourself administering different ADOS modules and respective scored protocols within three months of your training.

Audience: Psychologists, pediatricians, behavioral specialists, speech-language pathologists, and research assistants will be accepted for the training. Other individuals who regularly assess children with ASD or developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and their application will be reviewed.

Save the Date! ADOS-2 Adv. Clinical / Research Reliability Training, 2024 will be coming Wed-Fri, Dec 4-6, 2024. This will be an in person training for a cost of $2000 per person. Please contact Amy Swanson using the information below if you would like more information or are planning to attend. The registration link for this is coming soon.

View or register for any upcoming workshops on our events calendar page or by visiting the links below.

If you are a school-based professional in Tennessee, learn more about ADOS-2 Clinical Training opportunities sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education’s Tennessee Technical Assistance Network (TN-TAN) and available at no cost to LEAs in Tennessee.

ADOS-2 Workshops:


7/19/2024 STAT-MD Training

If you have questions about the ADOS/STAT or would like information on upcoming trainings, please complete this interest form.

Contact Information

Amy Swanson, M.A.
Phone: (615) 322-6533

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