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  • *10% discount for group of 5 or more
  • *$50 last minute handling fee is applied to registration within 15 days of the course starting date.
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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.

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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

  • Identify the key features of the ADOS-2 approach, including the rationale for the approach and how it enhances autism assessment
  • Describe use of the ADOS-2 for operationalizing diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders
  • Explain how to select the most appropriate ADOS-2 module
  • Identify administration procedures for the ADOS-2
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to apply ADOS-2 codes
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to score ADOS-2 algorithms
  • Identify the basic psychometric support for the ADOS-2
  • Explain issues in the clinical application of ADOS-2 results

Upcoming Course Schedules

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We are committed to the well-being of you and your clients and students. We will resume scheduling ADOS-2 Clinical Workshops only when public health authorities consider large gatherings to be safe. Please email for updates.  


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Request NEW ADOS-2 Locations

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.

Course Times

Sign-in is at 8:00 a.m. on each day of the 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. Please contact WPS for a more detailed course outline / timed agenda for the specific course in which you plan to enroll.

Confirmation & Workshop Packet

The cost of registration is $525.00 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 expected to read the ADOS-2 Manual and familiarize themselves with the pre-course materials prior to the course start date. Participants should bring their ADOS-2 Manual to the workshop. The ADOS-2 Manual must be purchased separately; it is not included as part of the workshop materials. All other materials are included as part of the workshop registration and will be provided prior to or at the workshop.

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates of Completion will be provided upon satisfactory completion of course requirements. In order to receive your Certificate of Completion, you must be present the entire time on both days of the course and follow all sign-in and sign-out procedures. You must also submit a completed program evaluation form at the end of the course. No partial credit will be awarded.

Refund/Cancellation 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.

In the case of unforeseen circumstances, WPS reserves the right to cancel any live course. In the event of cancellation, WPS will issue a full refund of the registration fee (or, upon your request, will transfer you to another available course). WPS is not responsible for reimbursement for any travel-related expenses, including nonrefundable airline tickets, overnight accommodations, or other expenses.

Special Needs Requests

WPS will make accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require specific accommodations, please email prior to or at the time of course registration so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

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.