- 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
WPS is an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Approved Provider of continuing education (Provider #3111). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Additional AOTA-related information for OTs: Course material is at an Advanced Level. Material is consistent with Category 1 credit for Occupational Therapy Service Delivery: Evaluation.
WPS is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. WPS maintains responsibility for the program. (NASP Approved Provider #1003)
The educational offerings available through WPS may qualify for continuing education credit as required by a variety of other national, state, and local licensing boards and professional organizations. If you need CE credit from an organization other than those listed, please contact your own board or organization to determine specific course and filing requirements.
Each WPS ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop is taught by ADOS-2 Independent Trainers. These trainers have completed the initial clinical and research trainings, established reliability on the instrument, and completed additional training with the authors and/or their colleagues. Course evaluations by workshop participants routinely indicate that WPS ADOS-2 instructors receive high praise for their content knowledge and presentation skills.
Please contact WPS for details about the specific instructor who will be teaching the course in which you plan to enroll. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, WPS reserves the right to change instructors without prior notice.
WPS is the publisher of the ADOS-2 and the CE provider for the WPS ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop. Each ADOS-2 workshop instructor receives an honorarium and travel reimbursement from WPS for teaching the training course. Instructors who are also authors of ADOS-2 materials may additionally receive royalties for the sale of the ADOS-2. Instructors are required to disclose such information in advance of the workshop.
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 email@example.com.
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 websites for CADB: http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html and for UCSF ASD training: https://autism.ucsf.edu/training
CADB and UCSF also offer 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 additional training opportunities at CADB and UCSF, please visit the websites for CADB: http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html and for UCSF ASD training: https://autism.ucsf.edu/training
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.
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.
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.
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.
WPS will make accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require specific accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to or at the time of course registration so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
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.