This 3-day virtual workshop teaches, through instruction and live demonstration, how to use the ADOS-2 to clinically assess and diagnose autism.

This workshop will be over 3 days for a total of 12 hours.

Wednesday. January 13, 2021 – half day

Thursday. January 14, 2021 – full day

Friday. January 15, 2021 – full day

Participants will learn how to use the ADOS 2 in clinical practice to assess and diagnose autism. 

The ADOS 2 training will be held preceding the 28th Annual Statewide CARD Conference. Registration for ADOS 2 does not include admission to the CARD Conference or PEPSA Day Pre-Conference.



If you do not have a manual, please use the ‘ADOS 2 Clinical Training + MANUAL’ ticket option all tickets provide protocols used in instruction.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion. CEUs for ASHA and APA are available
Please be aware that only medical doctors and psychologists or SLPs as part of a team may use the ADOS 2 to diagnose. All others may use it as a tool to evaluate an individual for progress.



The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS 2) has become the standard instrument for assessing ASD across age, developmental level, and language skills. Participants will learn how to use the ADOS 2 in clinical practice to assess and diagnose autism.

A combination of lecture, pre-recorded demonstrations, video presentation, and discussion will allow participants to practice scoring while observing the ADOS 2 being administered.

Participants must have an ADOS-2 Manual to participate. 

Continuing education units for 12 APA credits are available and 1.2 ASHA credits for an additional $50 fee for CEU processing. 

PLEASE NOTE: you will not be able to take the course without the manual. All orders with manual are sold out. You may purchase a manual directly through WPS but MUST have a manual to participate.



Dr. Catherine Rice currently works as a developmental psychologist with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  There she is developing and implementing a population-based monitoring system for autism and related disabilities.  She is also affiliated with the EARC where she does diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and treatment planning.  Dr. Rice has engaged in research training with Catherine Lord, using the ADOS and the ADI-R.  She has trained various professional groups in both clinical and research use of the ADOS.

Disclosure: Trainer Dr. Catherine Rice: Financial –Presenter is being paid a speaking fee from Providing Autism Links & Support. Non-Financial – No relevant non-financial relationships exist for this presenter.



All cancellations MUST be received in writing by the following methods.

Email: Mail:  PALS, Attn:  Cancellation, PO Box 781458, Orlando, FL  32878-1458 postmarked no later than December 11, 2020.

Registration cancellations received on or before the deadline will be eligible for a refund minus a one-time $30 processing fee. Note: The amount refunded will never exceed the amount paid.

Cancellation requests postmarked  AFTER December 11, 2020 and electronic cancellation requests posted after MIDNIGHT December 11, 2020,  will not be eligible for a refund.




Continuing Education Units are contracted with various brokers. Fees are not assessed by the accrediting agency. Participants must log in and attend each day with their video camera on at all times to earn CEU points. CE HELPER will be used to sign in and out each day with various other monitoring systems occurring throughout the days during the workshop.

This course is focused exclusively on ADOS-2 and does not discuss other similar or related products.

This course is offered for 1.2 ASHA CEUs (Advanced level, Professional area).  

This course is offered for 12 APA CEUS (Advanced level)

The UCF Psychology Clinic Advanced Clinical Training Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UCF Psychology Clinic Advanced Clinical Training Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs will be available for on-site purchase for $50 per discipline if you do not purchase them as an additional item with registration. This fee is not charged by the provider. It is charged by the conference organizer.

Who Should Attend?

Psychiatrists, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, pediatricians, and other professionals who assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders. ADOS-2 is intended for use by both clinicians and researchers working with individuals with autism.