Aug 27 2018
Aug 27–28 2018: 9:00am–5:00pm

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) Clinical Training

Medical Education, Mental Health and Behavioral Health


Rhiannon J. Luyster, PhD, is a developmental psychologist who studies social communication and language in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Her research, which has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation and the Organization for Autism Research, focuses on diagnostic assessment; language and nonverbal communication in toddlers with ASD; and patterns of early development. Dr. Luyster has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals, including Developmental Psychology, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) is a gold-standard clinical interview and observational measure of autism symptoms that is appropriate for children and adults across a wide range of cognitive and language abilities. The use of the ADOS-2 enhances the accuracy of diagnostic evaluations, providing a standardized observation that can be used in conjunction with other clinical assessments and interviews. More information about the ADOS-2 can be found at WPS. The two-day training will include an up-to-date description of the instrument, video presentations of example administrations, and live demonstrations by the trainer. Participants will have the opportunity to score the ADOS-2 after these demonstrations in an interactive, workshop format.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe use of the ADOS-2 for operationalizing diagnostic criteria for ASD.
  2. Identify administration procedures and demonstrate understanding of scoring and coding.
  3. Explain issues in the clinical application of ADOS-2 results.


  • Target audience: psychologists, psychiatrists, school psychologists, developmental pediatricians, speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers.
  • Instructional level: Advanced
  • 13.50 CE hours/credits
  • Beverages and light snacks will be offered

Note: Participants are required to have their own ADOS-2 manual for the training. The manual can be purchased here and the item number to purchase is W-605M. Protocol booklets will be provided. Workshop participants are asked to watch ADOS-2 videos prior to the training. More information will be provided upon registering.

Registration Information

  • Program fee: $450
  • Online registration closes on August 13
  • Register online [link to wufoo form]
  • Phone registration: Please call the department of behavioral education at 401-606-5752. For refund or cancellation information, please email or call Liz DeFreitas at 401-606-5752.

Register Online

Online registration is also available through Bradley Conference webpage

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

CEUs for this event have been submitted, pending approval by the National Board for Social Work (NASW), designating this live activity for a maximum of a maximum of 3.0 CE’s in Professional Ethics. NASW Authorization #: RI-7057.

Participants are required to have their own ADOS-2 manual for the training. The ADOS-2 manual can be purchased here, and the item number to purchase is W-605M. Protocol booklets will be provided. Workshop participants are asked to watch ADOS-2 videos prior to the training. Information will be forthcoming once registration is complete.