Judith Samuels 
Providing Autism Links & Supports 


Thursday January 10, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST
Friday January 11, 2013 at 4:00 PM EST

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Tradewinds Island Resort 
5500 Gulf Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33706

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Physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists should attend to be better prepared to make educational placement decisions and evaluate program.


The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)  improves an instrument already known as "the gold 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 20th 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 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-2 Manual (or purchase one with registration) to the workshop. 

This 2-day workshop immediately precedes the 20th Annual Statewide CARD conference (, and participants may request the CARD Conference rate when reserving accommodations at the Tradewinds Resort at the lovely St. Pete Beach in Florida. Simply go to for on line hotel reservations.   CEUs will be obtainable for APA, ASHA and AOTA ONLY and will be at an additional charge.


Dr. Catherine 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 Specrum Disorder (ASD) through Emory and Western Psychological Services. Dr. Rice has worked in teaching, research, diagnosis, and consultation related to autism and other developmental disabilities for over 18 years.  Her current work at CDC involves tracking the rates of ASDs in Atlanta and collaborating with state partners to establish on-going monitoring systems for ASDs  around the United States.


Tradewinds Island Resort located at 5500 Gulf Blvd on beautiful tranquil St. Pete Beach in Florida.  Special rates  based on single or double occupancy at Island Grand (5500 Gluf Blvd) of $140 or Sandpiper (6000 Gulf Blvd) $125.  All rooms include: parking, daily use of fitness center, tennis courts, daily coffee/local newspaper, in-room safes, wireless internet in rooms, beach cabana, miniature golf, paddle boats, 20% discount for on-site restaurants (must have open room charge to use this benefit). Most rooms have refrigerator and microwave (inquire when making reservation).  Reservations can be made by calling 888-598-2215 or on-line at .  Discount rate under CARD or PALS.


Call us at 407-823-6020 or simply REGISTER NOW. Space is very limited for this training.  Spaces are filled on a first come first serve basis.

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