Autism Training

Upcoming Autism Assessment Trainings:

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More information regarding training sessions and registration can be found in the drop-down menu below. You may also want to read this document for additional information about the trainings and the research reliability process.

Training Session Information

ADOS-2 INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

2022 Dates:

  • Monday, February 28 - Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (online)
  • Monday, April 25 - Tuesday, April 26, 2022 (online)
  • Monday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain Community Room 1-510)

Registration Fee: $575.00

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher and relevant work experience and current occupational role. Trainees will be notified if it is determined that these prerequisites are not met.

Description: The University of Minnesota’s Autism Training Program is offering a 2-day Introductory Training on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). This is an introductory workshop with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in autism spectrum disorder and formal testing, such as speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, school-based autism specialists, and occupational therapists. This training is necessary for anyone planning to use the ADOS-2 in clinical or school settings and serves as a pre-requisite for more thorough training required to obtain research reliability in order to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes. The goals of this workshop are to provide a detailed overview of the ADOS-2, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Trainees will be provided with videos of other ADOS-2 administrations to watch after the training to supplement the workshop.

Registration: Click HERE to register
UMN students and faculty: Please contact alqui003@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering.

Specific location for training:
VIRTUAL TRAINING OFFERED THROUGH ZOOM

Questions regarding the training can be sent to: 
alqui003@umn.edu

ADOS-2 TODDLER MODULE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

2022 Dates:
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (online)
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain Community Room 1-510)

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration Fee: $300

Prerequisites: Prior training in modules 1 - 4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2 (e.g. attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 Introductory and/or Research Workshop).

Description: The University of Minnesota’s Autism Training Program is offering an introductory workshop specific to the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Ed. (ADOS-2) Toddler Module with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, practice with scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in autism spectrum disorder and formal testing, such as speechlanguage pathologists, physicians, psychologists, special education ASD specialists, and occupational therapists. This workshop serves as a pre-requisite for more thorough training required to obtain research reliability needed to use the Toddler ADOS-2 for research purposes. All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1-4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2.

Registration: 
Click here for registration. 
UMN students and faculty: Please contact alqui003@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering.

Specific location for training:
April 27 - Online via Zoom and Canvas
October 12 - tentatively in-person at the University of Minnesota, TBD

ADOS-2 BOOSTER TRAINING

Dates for 2022 are still being finalized. Please contact alqui003@umn.edu to be alerted when the dates have been posted.

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Trainer: Robin Rumsey, PhD, LP

Registration Fee: $300

Prerequisites: Completion of the ADOS or ADOS-2 Introductory Training (Modules 1-4)

Description: This training designed for individuals who have already completed the ADOS or ADOS-2 Introductory Training (Modules 1-4) and who are interested in further practice and review. During this one-day training, two full length videotaped ADOS-2 administrations will be viewed and the scoring of these administrations will be discussed. There will also be an opportunity to review specific administration and scoring questions from participants.

UMN students and faculty: Please contact alqui003@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering. 

Specific location for training: 
717 Deleware St. SE, Room 330
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Questions regarding training logistics and registration can be sent to: 
alqui003@umn.edu

ADOS-2 RESEARCH TRAINING

Dates for 2022 are still being finalized. Please contact alqui003@umn.edu to be alerted when the dates have been posted. 

Registration Fee: $1500

Prerequisites:  Bachelor’s degree or higher and completion of ADOS-2 Introductory Training Workshop. Trainees will be notified if it is determined that these prerequisites are not met.

Description: The University of Minnesota is offering an ADOS-2 Research Training for specialists in ASD interested in establishing research reliability. This training course offers detailed, advanced training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes. This training is necessary for use of the ADOS-2 in research. The goals of this workshop are to provide hands-on experience in administering the ADOS-2, detailed instruction and practice with coding, and information on appropriate use and interpretation in research. With guidance from an experienced ADOS-2 trainer, trainees will administer parts of the ADOS- 2 to child and adult volunteers with ASD. Detailed discussions on scoring of the ADOS-2 follow each practice administration. Trainees will be provided with videos of other ADOS-2 administrations to watch after the training and will be given instructions on next steps for achieving research reliability.

Training fee includes scoring and feedback on your first round of post-course reliability checks if you submit them within 6 months of the workshop.

Registration: 
UMN students and faculty: Please contact alqui003@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering. 

If you would like to attend the ADOS-2 Advanced Introductory training in addition to this course - please contact alqui003@umn.edu.

ADI-R INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

Monday December 5 - Tuesday December 6, 2022 (in-person at the University of Minnesota)

Registration Fee: $575

Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher and relevant work experience and current occupational role.

The University of Minnesota Autism Diagnostics Training Program is offering a one-day introductory training on the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). This is a 2-day introductory workshop with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in autism spectrum disorder and clinical interviewing, such as psychologists, social workers, physicians, and other mental health providers. The goals of this workshop are to provide a detailed overview of the ADI-R, its development, its psychometric properties, and appropriate use and interpretation. Trainees will be provided video exemplars of ADI-R administrations to supplement the workshop. The training will involve approximately 1 hour of pre-course work (watching a prerecorded webinar).

Questions regarding the training can be sent to:
alqui003@umn.edu

ADI-R Research Training

Wednesday December 7 - Thursday December 8, 2022 (in-person at the University of Minnesota)

The ADI-R Research Training is for specialists in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interested in establishing research reliability. This course must be taken after completing the 2-day introductory training. The course offers detailed, advanced training for people who plan to use the ADI-R for research purposes and is necessary for use of the ADI-R in research. The goals of this workshop are to provide hands-on experience in administering the ADI-R, detailed instruction and practice with coding, and information on appropriate use and interpretation in research. With guidance from an experienced ADI-R trainer, trainees will administer parts of the ADI-R to volunteer caregivers of people with ASD. Detailed discussion on scoring of the ADI-R follows the practice administration. Trainees will be provided video examples of ADI-R administrations to supplement the workshop and will be given instructions on next steps for achieving research reliability.

Cost: $1500 (Includes reliability scoring and feedback on one ADI-R administration if submitted within 6 months of the training.)

Upcoming Trainings Through Our Partner Training Sites

ADOS-2 Advanced/Research Reliability Training (in-person)  
ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training (online)
 ADOS-2 Toddler Module Training (online)
ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training (tentatively in-person)
 ADOS-2 Toddler Module Training (tentatively in-person)