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 12, 2022  

Thursday. January 13, 2022  

Friday. January 14, 2022  

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 29th Annual Statewide CARD Conference. Registration for ADOS 2 does not include admission to the CARD Conference.  ADOS-2 participants are entitled to a discount for the 29th Annual Statewide CARD Conference when purchasing their ADOS-2 admission



If you do not have a manual, you must order a manual from WPS publishing.

All participants will receive a certificate of completion. CEUs for ASHA and APA are available at an additional cost.
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.

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

2. Participants will learn how to use the definitive autism assessment

3. Participants will benefit from the experience of an expert ADOS-2 instructor

4. Participants will practice scoring while observing ADOS-2 administrations

Cost includes the 3 half-day live webinar and Pre- and Post-course Materials. Cost does not include the ADOS-2 Manual, which is required and is sold separately. Course format includes a combination of lecture, demonstration, video presentation, and discussion and will allow participants to practice scoring .

Participants must have an ADOS-2 Manual to participate.

PLEASE NOTE: you will not be able to take the course without the manual. Manuals are required for assessments during class.



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 13, 2021.

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 13, 2021 and electronic cancellation requests posted after MIDNIGHT December 13, 2021,  will not be eligible for a refund.




Continuing Education Units for APA (12) and ASHA (1.2) are available for an additional fee of $50. CEUs 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.

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.


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.



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