Thursday, January 16, 2014 & Friday, January 17, 2014
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) Training Workshop

Participants take notes during ADOS training. Presenter and powerpoint in background.
Participants take notes during ADOS Training

Who Should Attend

Psychologists, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and other professionals who need to assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders.


The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) has become the standard instrument for assessing autism and PDD across age, developmental level, and language skills. Providing Autism Links & Supports (PALS) is offering a 2-day workshop in conjunction with the Statewide Annual CARD conference. Participants will learn how to use the ADOS-2 in clinical practice to assess and diagnose autism. Expert Clinical Trainer Dr. Catherine Rice will demonstrate administration and scoring, as well as operationalizing and clarifying DSM-IV/ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for Pervasive Developmental Disorders (also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders). A combination of lecture, live demonstration, video presentation and discussion will allow participants to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2. Participants must bring an ADOS Manual to the workshop or purchase one on this form. This 2-day workshop immediately precedes the 21st Annual Statewide CARD conference, and participants may request the CARD Conference Rate when reserving accommodations at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center (see conference hotel page for specifics). CEUs will be available for psychologists and SLPs only, and will be at additional charge of $40 for processing.


Purchase Orders

There is a $50 additional processing fee for purchase orders. Please complete the above information, select check, and contact our office at 407.823.6020 for an invoice to pay via purchase order. Purchase orders must be received by our office by January 6, 2014. All registrants using a PO will be charged for the amount of PO, regardless of actual attendance at the conference.


This workshop is a 2-day clinical training course on using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to identify people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The ADOS is a structured interaction and interview session with the person suspected of having an ASD designed to assess social and communication behaviors.  It can be used with young children to adults and with people who are nonverbal to those who are highly verbal.  This workshop will provide information on using all 4 ADOS Modules as part of an autism spectrum evaluation.  For researchers, this workshop is a prerequisite to more intensive training offered by the ADOS authors, designed to achieve the high reliability levels needed in research.  However, use of the ADOS for clinical and identification purposes can be very helpful for clinicians.  Participants must bring an ADOS manual to the workshop.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. To improve understanding of the uses of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
  2. To increase knowledge on the administration of the ADOS.
  3. To increase the ability to use the ADOS for diagnosis and assessment in clinical and/or educational settings.

Clinical Trainer

Catherine Rice, Ph.D.

Dr. Rice is a behavioral scientist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She also serves as a Diagnostic Associate at the Emory Autism Center and is an approved professional trainer on the diagnosis and assessment of people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through Emory and Western Psychological Services. Dr. Rice is on the Board of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Autism Society of America. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Emory University and her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from Boston College. Dr. Rice has worked in teaching, research, diagnosis, and consultation related to autism and other developmental disabilities for over 16 years. Her current work at CDC involves tracking the rates of ASDs in Atlanta and collaborating with state partners to establish ongoing monitoring systems for ASDs around the United States.

ADOS-2 Registration


Training with ADOS-2 manual and protocols


Training without manual and with protocols*


*Participants bring their own ADOS-2 manual




**Optional, for APA or ASHA only

Registration is limited.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

Refund Policy

Registering for ADOS-2 Training does not register you for the CARD Conference. See Registration page to register for CARD Conference.


Florida Hotel and Conference Center
The Florida Hotel &
Conference Center
at the Florida Mall

1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809

Location &
Reservation Info

Hotel Reservations

Take advantage of the group rate! ADOS-2 participants are eligible to receive the CARD Conference discounted group rate. Visit the location page for more location and reservation info.

ADOS-2 Questions

Contact Judee Samuels

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations please contact our office at 407.823.6020. Thank you!