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

Monday, October 28th, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Registration Fee: $475.00

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 Center for Neurobehavioral Development 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 DVDs 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 Erin at newli015@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering. 

Specific location for training:
McNamara Alumni Center 
Swain Room 
200 SE Oak St. 
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Questions regarding the training can be sent to: 
Erin Newling
newlin015@umn.edu
612-624-6931

 

ADOS-2 TODDLER MODULE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

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 Center for Neurobehavioral Development 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 speech‐language 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: 
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UMN students and faculty: Please contact 

Specific location for training:
717 Delaware St. SE, Room 330

 

ADOS-2 BOOSTER TRAINING

Thursday, November 14, 2019

8:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Trainer: Robin Rumsey, Ph.D., L.P.

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.

Registration: 
UMN students and faculty: Please contact Erin at newlin015@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: 
Erin Newling
newli015@umn.edu
612-624-6931

ADOS-2 RESEARCH TRAINING

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Registration Fee: $2000

Prerequisites:  Bachelor’s degree or higher and completion of in-person 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 newlin015@umn.edu for discount code prior to registering. 

If would like to attend the ADOS-2 Advanced Introductory training , in addition to this course - please contact Erin Newling at newli015@umn.edu.

Questions regarding the training can be sent to:
Erin Newling
newli015@umn.edu
612-624-6931

ADI-R INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

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Contact Erin Newling at newli015@umn.edu if you are interested in receiving this training.

Registration Fee: $300 USD for the course. This fee includes continental breakfast and lunch.

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 training provides an overview and practice with the ADI-R and is appropriate for those who conduct diagnostic and educational evaluations for autism. The ADI-R is a comprehensive parent interview that provides an assessment of individuals suspected of having autism spectrum disorder. It is a well-researched measure with strong psychometric properties.

The ADI-R Introductory training includes lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for clinicians and educators with prior background in autism spectrum disorder and formal testing, including diagnostic and/or developmental history interviews, such as physicians, psychologists, special education ASD specialists, and social workers.

Required Materials: It is recommended that trainees bring an ADI-R manual to the workshop. You can purchase manuals online through WPS at www.wpspublish.com.

Location for Training
717 Delaware SE - Room 105
Minneapolis, MN 55414
University of Minnesota

Questions regarding the training can be sent to:
Erin Newling
newli015@umn.edu
612-624-6931