Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM EDT
Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Whitney Guthrie, Ph.D. 
The Center for Autism Research at CHOP 

Introductory/Clinical Workshop

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition (ADOS-2)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research (CAR) is collaborating with the Drexel University A.J. Drexel Autism Institute to offer a 2- or 3-day training on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this workshop will be offered virtually rather than in-person.

  • August 18th-19th, 2021: 2-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering Modules 1-4
  • August 18th-20th, 2021: 3-day workshop, with 2-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering Modules 1-4 PLUS 1-day Toddler Module Training Workshop

Both ADOS-2 training workshops provide experienced autism professionals with introductory training on the use of the ADOS-2 in clinical settings across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. The training will be led by two ADOS-2 trainers: Dr. Whitney Guthrie, co-author of the ADOS-2 Toddler Module, and Dr. Elisabeth Sheridan, the Director of the Clinical Core at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. 

Requirements: These workshops are designed for both clinicians and researchers.

  • For clinicians with a prior background in autism and formal testing, the 2-day Introductory/Clinical Workshop is sufficient to support use of the ADOS-2 to inform the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Physicians, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and other clinical professionals will be better prepared to make medical diagnoses and educational placement decisions, and evaluate programs after completing the workshop.
  • Individuals with less background in testing but who provide service for individuals and families affected by autism may take the workshop for informational purposes.
  • For researchers, this workshop is a prerequisite for the Advanced/Research Reliability training that this required in order to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes. The ADOS-2 Advanced/Research Reliability workshop is a 3-day workshop designed to help trainees achieve the high cross-site inter-rater reliability required in published research.

 *Please note that ADOS-2 training does not take the place of state regulations regarding making an autism diagnosis. Instead, the ADOS-2 is designed to be one component of an autism evaluation for professionals qualified to make this diagnosis.

It is recommended (though not required) that participants have access to an ADOS-2 manual before, during, and after the training workshop. This can be purchased through the publisher, Western Psychological Services (Product #: W-605M). The manual/kit is not provided and cannot be purchased at the workshop.

In order to receive a certificate of attendance and CEU credits (if requested), participants must be present for the entirety of the live training, with videos turned on and active participation throughout. 


CEU Credits

CEU credits will be offered for APA ($20), Social Work (no charge), and PA educators (Act 48; no charge). In order to process CEU credits, we must know in advance that you wish to receive credit. Please indicate your choice by checking the appropriate box on the registration form, otherwise we will be unable to offer you CEU credits.

*CHOP Employees who need APA CEU credits, please contact ADOSTraining@chop.edu before registering.

Registration and Payment

In order to successfully register for training, you must either provide payment via PayPal at time of registration, or indicate you will pay with Check. You may not change your method of payment after your registration has been submitted.

If paying with PayPal: Receipt for registration will be sent to the email associated with your PayPal account. If you are unable to access the email associated with your PayPal account, please check out as "Guest" and enter the requested contact and payment information.

If paying with Check: Please make all checks payable to "Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Center for Autism Research" and send to the following address:

            Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Center for Autism Research

            2716 South Street

            5th Floor

            Philadelphia, PA 19146

Please note that if you opt to pay by check for the August workshop, we must receive confirmation that the check is en route to our center BEFORE August 4th, 2021. Confirmation may be sent via email to ADOSTraining@chop.edu.

*Please note: If you register but cannot attend, a cancellation fee of $250 will apply up to 2 weeks prior to the training. We regret that we cannot refund cancellations made within 2 weeks of the training, however, we can apply that payment toward a future training.


ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop

Dates and Times: Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th, 2021, 9 AM - 5 PM EST

Cost for Attendance: $500

Description: The Virtual ADOS-2 Introductory/ Clinical Workshop is a 2-day introductory training that uses a lecture format and video demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring ADOS-2 Modules 1 through 4 and provides an essential step toward confidence in using the ADOS-2 in everyday clinical practice or for research purposes. In addition to a fundamental understanding of Modules 1-4, participants will gain experience observing and scoring two ADOS-2 assessments with the support of a certified trainer.

ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop PLUS Toddler Module Workshop**

Dates and Times: Wednesday, August 18th - Friday, August 20th, 9 AM - 5PM EST

Cost for Attendance: $750

**Attendees must have completed days 1-2 of the ADOS-2 Introductory/ Clinical Workshop in order to attend the Toddler Module course. 

Description: This virtual training includes the ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop described above PLUS a 1-day training focused specifically on the ADOS-2 Toddler Module. The ADOS-2 Toddler Module is designed for use with toddlers ages 12 to 30 months. 

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