Autism Assessment Trainings

Emory Autism Center (EAC) presents

VIRTUAL ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical
Workshops for Fall 2020*

October 1 & 2: FULL Waitlist Enabled*
Introductory/Clinical Workshop for ADOS -2 Modules 1-4
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM daily

October 16: Spaces still available*
Introductory/Clinical Workshop for ADOS -2 Toddler Module
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

The Modules 1-4 Workshop is FULL; however, we recommend you complete registration to be added to the waitlist as we are trying to accommodate as many participants as possible without sacrificing the effectiveness of the training. If you are interested in attending the Toddler Module (have already attended an ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop for Modules 1-4), please email assessment.eac@emory.edu for registration of ONLY the Toddler Module.

The Emory Autism Center (EAC) is pleased to announce 2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshops Fall 2020 on using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2).

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the EAC and Emory University are taking every precaution to support the safety and well-being of faculty, staff, and clients as well as visiting guests. With October approaching, we have decided that having the training in-person will not be feasible, especially for the many guests traveling from outside of Atlanta. Instead, we will be having the trainings virtually an online webinar, which will follow a similar schedule and fulfill the same requirements as the in-person clinical workshops. We have also decided to decrease the ticket prices to adjust for the changes.

The ADOS-2 is used to help in assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. By observing and coding these behaviors, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, intervention, treatment planning, and/or educational placement.  

The ADOS-2 includes five modules, though the individual being evaluated is given only one module, which is selected based on his/her expressive language level and chronological age. It can be used to evaluate anyone suspected of having ASD, from children 12 months of age through adulthood.

We are offering 2 Virtual all day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshops this year. 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:

Modules 1-4: October 1 & 2, 2020 (2 Days): 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM daily
Module 1—children 31 months+ who do not consistently use phrase speech
Module 2—children any age who use phrase speech but are not verbally fluent
Module 3—verbally fluent children and young adolescents
Module 4—verbally fluent older adolescents and adults
Toddler Module: October 16, 2020 (1 Day): 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Toddler Module—children between 12 and 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech

*Note: The ADOS-2 is designed to be administered face-to-face and without masks or other PPE equipment to be scored as intended. Please see WPS's position statement on the ADOS-2 at https://pages.wpspublish.com/telepractice-101. For more information on the ADOS-2, please visit www.wpspublish.com.

Who Should Attend

Participants should have prior education, training, and experience that includes extensive exposure to autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop is meant for clinicians who already have knowledge of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, as well as with some previous experience in the assessment and diagnosis, eligibility determination, and/or treatment planning with this population. The ADOS-2 is intended to be administered, interpreted, and used by professionals aligning within their scope of practice and credentials.  

Clinicians who currently evaluate children with ASD, including physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and early intervention assessment specialists. For researchers, this workshop is a prerequisite to a more thorough training offered by the ADOS-2 authors. *Participants must have attended an ADOS-2 Modules 1-4 Introductory/Clinical Workshop prior to attending the ADOS-2 Toddler Introductory/Clinical Workshop.

Presenter Information

Catherine E. Rice, Ph.D.

Dr. Rice is the Director of the Emory Autism Center (EAC) and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. Dr. Rice previously worked as a developmental psychologist with the National Center on Birth Defects and   Developmental Disabilities at the CDC. She works on public health programs to monitor and improve early identification of young children with autism and other developmental concerns. As an ADOS trainer, Dr. Rice has trained numerous professional groups nationally and internationally in both clinical and research use of the ADOS-2.

Michael J Morrier, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Morrier is the Director of Child Behavioral Interventions at the EAC and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He is also the Director of the Early Emory Center for Child Development and Enrichment at the EAC, which is an inclusive preschool that offers in-depth Applied Behavior Analysis intervention programming for children at risk or with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as positive interactions between children with ASD and typical development. Dr. Morrier is a board-certified behavior analyst who has been a part of ADOS-2 workshops for over 10 years. 

Additionally, other presenters from the EAC or that work closely with the EAC Team that have in depth knowledge of autism spectrum disorders and the ADOS-2 may present or help facilitate aspects of the training. 

Learning Objectives

ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop: Modules 1-4 – October 1,2

  1. Participants will be able to describe what the ADOS-2: Modules 1-4 assess and evaluate as learned through didactic and in-vivo/video demonstrations
  2. Participants will be able to explain how to choose an ADOS-2 module based on an individual’s verbal language level and chronological age.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how to administer and score the ADOS-2: Modules 1-4.
  4. Participants will be able to describe how to interpret all four ADOS-2 Modules algorithm scores.
  5. Participants will be able to describe how to interpret ADOS-2: Modules 1-4 severity scores for level of autism spectrum-related symptoms.
  6. Participants will be able to map ADOS-2 individual behavior codes to the DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder in order to make a differential diagnosis.
  7. Participants will utilize the ADOS-2: Modules 1-4 results for clinical planning.

ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop: Toddler Module

  1. Participants will be able to describe what the ADOS-2: Toddler Module assess and evaluate as learned through didactic and in-vivo/video demonstrations.
  2. Participants will be able to explain when to choose/use the ADOS-2 Toddler Module based on an individual’s verbal language level and chronological age.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how to administer and score the ADOS-2: Toddler Module.
  4. Participants will be able to describe how to interpret all the ADOS-2 Toddler Module algorithm scores.
  5. Participants will be able to describe how to interpret ADOS-2: Toddler Module range of concern for level of autism spectrum-related symptoms.
  6. Participants will be able to map ADOS-2 Toddler Module individual behavior codes to the DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder in order to make a differential diagnosis.
  7. Participants will utilize the ADOS-2: Toddler Module results for clinical planning.

Location

Both the ADOS-2 Module 1-4 and Toddler Introductory/Clinical Workshops will be given virtually via ZOOM from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily with breaks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, EAC and Emory University are taking every precaution to support the safety and well-being of faculty, staff, and clients as well as visiting guests. With October not too far away, we have decided that having the training in-person will not be feasible, especially for the many guests traveling from outside of Atlanta. Instead, we will be having the training as an online webinar, which will follow a similar schedule and fulfill the same requirements as the in-person clinical workshops.

Log in and Documents:

Information about how to log on and documents for the training will be sent to participants who registered about a week prior to the training.

Activities prior to training:

*In order to tailor this virtual ADOS-2 Workshop, participants may need to complete some online activities prior to the first day of the workshop to help provide trainers with background knowledge. 

Certificate of Completion:

Upon completion of the training, participants of the workshop(s) will receive a Certificate of Completion. To obtain the Certificate of Completion, participants will be required to log into the session within 10 minutes of the starting time, stay on throughout the training, and complete all activities prior and during the workshop(s).

Schedule

The schedule will be 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily with scheduled breaks throughout the day.

Both the ADOS-2 Module 1-4 and Toddler Introductory/Clinical Workshops will be all day and include a lecture format, question and answers, and video demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2 and including it in clinical or research practice.

Dr. Catherine Rice will present in conjunction with the EAC Team and associated colleagues to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2 and will include information, demonstrations with scoring and feedback, and Q&A.

You can attend one or both of the clinical workshops offered; however, registration for the Toddler Module requires prior attendance to an ADOS-2 Module 1-4 Clinical Workshop.

*The specific daily agenda coming soon!

Registration and Fees

Please go to https://eac_2020ados2.eventbrite.com and complete the registration and you will receive instructions for payment. If you need additional support, contact assessment.eac@emory.edu

Rates per Person

Modules 1-4:

October 1-2, 2020

Toddler Module:

October 16, 2020

Standard Individual Rate:

$425

$225

Group (5 or more)

$375

$175

GAAC Member

$350

$150

GPA CE credits^

$100 (12 units)

$50 (6 units)

BACB Type II CE credits^

$40 (4 credits)

$20 (2 credits)

LATE Registration (*after 9/16/2020)^

$50

$50

^Indicates “Add-on” in Eventbrite

A discounted Group rate is available to 5+ participants registered at the same time, from the same organization, and paid together on one payment.

Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) CE credits and BACB Type II CE credits will be offered at an additional cost for both workshops. Approval of GPA CE credits are pending (7/27/2020).

Any registration and payment after September 16th will incur a $50.00 non-refundable late registration fee.

ADOS-2 Manual: Participants must have an ADOS-2 Manual at the workshop. You can purchase the manual through Western Psychological Services (WPS) at 1-800-648-8857 or www.wpspublish.com. It is also highly recommended that you have access to an ADOS-2 kit and that you have practiced administering the different modules prior to the workshop so you are familiar with the administration. ADOS-2 kits, manual, and materials can be purchased through WPS.

All other materials (protocols, handouts, etc.) will be provided virtually prior to the workshop.

If you have problems or need additional support, contact eac.assessment@emory.edu

More Information

Click here to download the Event Flyer for the EAC’s 2020 Introductory/Clinical Workshop.

Contact:
Allison J. Schwartz PhD
Ph (404)727-8350
Fax (404)-727-3969
Email: assessment.eac@emory.edu