ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop

WPS offers 2-day workshops that teach, through instruction and live demonstration, how to use the ADOS-2 to assess and diagnose autism.

Let us know where you'd like us to host our next ADOS-2 Workshop. Provide an email address and select a state below, and we’ll contact you as new courses become available.The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) improves an instrument already viewed as "the gold standard" for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). WPS offers 2-day workshops that teach you how to use the ADOS-2 to assess and diagnose autism. Experienced workshop leaders describe the ADOS-2 and demonstrate administration and scoring, operationalizing diagnostic criteria for ASD. You'll have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2 to a child with ASD. The workshop focuses primarily on Modules 1 through 4. Attendees are given materials to study later in order to complete training in the Toddler Module. This workshop is for professionals unfamiliar with the ADOS-2. Clinicians already trained in the ADOS can update their skills by reviewing the ADOS-2 Manual and completing the ADOS-2 DVD Training Upgrade Package (W-606DVD).

Learning Objectives

Following the course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to administer and score the ADOS-2
  • Explain issues in the clinical application of ADOS-2 results
  • Describe use of the ADOS-2 for operationalizing diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders

ADOS-2 Workshop

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Per Person: From $475.00

Next Course: Los Angeles

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These workshops are designed for both clinicians and researchers. For clinicians with a prior background in autism and formal testing this 2-day workshop is sufficient to support use of the ADOS-2 to inform the diagnosis of autism and autism spectrum disorders. Physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists will be better prepared to make educational placement decisions and evaluate programs after completing the workshop. Individuals with less background in testing but who provide service for individuals and families affected by autism may take the workshop for informational purposes. For researchers, this workshop is prerequisite to more thorough training offered by the ADOS-2 authors and designed to achieve the high cross-site inter-rater reliability required in published research. 

Continuing Education Credits

Upon completion you will receive a certificate of completion that is equivalent to 12 CE Credits (1.2 CEUs) of professional continuing education credit. If desired, participants can also purchase and complete a CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form (W-606CE) to receive an additional 12 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of professional continuing education credit for learning the Toddler DVD/Guidebook. (Note: The Toddler DVD/Guidebook is included in the workshop packet; the CE form must be purchased separately.)

Western Psychological Services (WPS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. WPS is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education – CE Provider Number 3111. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences has authorized WPS to offer continuing education for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and LCSWs – CE Provider Number PCE2790. WPS is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. WPS maintains responsibility for the program.

If you plan to apply for CE credit from an organization other than APA, AOTA, NASP, or the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, please check with that organization to find out whether it accepts CE units accredited by the above organizations.

Additional AOTA-related information for OTs: Course material is at an Advanced Level. Material is consistent with Category 2 credit for Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation.

Use of ADOS-2 in Translation

The WPS clinical workshop is intended for those who will be using the ADOS-2 in English. If you plan to use the ADOS-2 in a language other than English, you will need access to a written translation that has undergone a formal review and approval process through WPS or one of our licensed international publishing partners. For information about ADOS-2 translations, please contact WPS Rights and Permissions at 800.648.8857 or

Training Opportunities at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB)

The clinical workshop offered through WPS is a prerequisite to the more thorough research training offered by the ADOS-2 authors and their colleagues. Research training includes exercises to establish item coding accuracy to a specific criterion, and is designed to help individuals achieve the high cross-site interrater reliability that is required in published research. WPS is not involved in research training workshops. For information about research training workshops, including current dates and locations, please visit the CADB website: CADB also offers other training opportunities, such as one-day workshops focused solely on learning the Toddler Module (for researchers and clinicians who are already trained in Modules 1-4 of the ADOS or ADOS-2). WPS is not involved in these other training opportunities. For Information about training opportunities at CADB, please visit the CADB website:

ADOS-2 Workshop

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ADOS-2 Workshop

March 5-6 2015

ADOS-2 Workshop
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles,  California
United States

May 7-8 2015

ADOS-2 Workshop
The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center
Malvern,  Pennsylvania
United States

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We can bring the ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop to you. If your organization or school district has 15 or more people who need ADOS-2 training, email or call 800.648.8857 for information about on-site training.

Starting Times

Sign-in is at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of each course. Workshops run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with morning, lunch, and afternoon breaks. Morning and Afternoon snacks are provided; lunch is not included.

Confirmation & Workshop Packet

The cost of registration is $475.00 per person. Registrants will receive written confirmation, directions to the course site, a list of nearby hotels, and a packet of pre- and post-course materials. These materials include two DVDs focused on Modules 1 through 4 and one DVD/Guidebook providing training in the Toddler Module. Participants should familiarize themselves with the pre-course materials in preparation for the workshop. After the workshop, participants use the post-course materials to reinforce skills learned and complete training in the Toddler Module. If 2 weeks prior to the course you have not yet received a written confirmation, please contact WPS at 800.648.8857.

Please note, if your confirmation package is being sent to an international shipping address, customs fees will apply.


Organizations registering 5 or more people qualify for a 10% discount off total registration cost as long as all registrations are paid with one credit card authorization or check. 

Call WPS at 800.648.8857 for more information on this discount.

Required Materials

Participants are required to bring their ADOS-2 Manual to the workshop. All other materials will be provided, free of charge, prior to or at the workshop.

Refund Policy

To cancel your registration and receive a refund (less a $50.00 administrative fee), you must notify WPS in writing at least 15 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations received less than 15 days before the course start date will be subject to a $100.00 administrative fee. The workshop packet must be returned to WPS, in good condition, within 7 days of your written request for cancellation. WPS will issue a refund (less the associated administrative fee) only when these materials have been received by WPS. If WPS is not notified in writing of cancellation prior to the course start date, or if the workshop packet is not returned to WPS in good condition within 7 days of your written request for cancellation, no refund of any amount will be issued.

Waiting List

Please call WPS at 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 to find out if you can be added to the waiting list for a particular course location.

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Product #: W-605M


Participants are required to bring their ADOS-2 Manual to the workshop. All other materials will be provided, free of charge, prior to or at the workshop.

Course participants are expected to complete the required reading materials PRIOR to the course start date.