Autism Training

Upcoming Autism Assessment Trainings:

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

2023 Dates:

  • Monday, February 13 - Tuesday February 14 (online via Zoom and Canvas)
  • Monday, April 24 - Tuesday April 25, 2023 (McNamara Alumni Center - Swain Room)

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.

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

ADOS-2 TODDLER MODULE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

2023 Dates:
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (McNamara Center - Swain Room)

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 prerequisite 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.

ADOS-2 REFRESHER TRAINING

ADOS-2 REFRESHER TRAINING
Monday, October 24, 2022
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online (Zoom and Canva)

Trainer: Robin Rumsey, PhD, LP

Registration Fee: $350

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.

Register here.

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

ADOS-2 ADVANCED BOOSTER TRAINING

ADOS-2 ADVANCED BOOSTER TRAINING
Wednesday November 2 - Thursday November 3, 2022
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain
Community Room 1-510

Registration Fee: $1000

You MUST be a trainer and/or be research reliable in ADOS-2 in order to register for this course.

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

Register here for course AUT X008.

We have reserved blocks of rooms at discounted rates at the following nearby hotels for the evenings of November 1 and November 2.

Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis University Area, 511 Huron Blvd. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55414

Rooms cost $129 (plus tax and parking).  Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes and assessments, which are currently 14.03%. Self-parking is available for a rate of $22.00 per night, plus tax and includes in and out privileges. Parking prices are subject to change. Reservations should be made by October 3, 2022. To reserve:

  • Book online (the discount code and rate preloaded at this link) or

  • Call the hotel or Hilton reservation line at 800-445-8667 and reference the “Autism Training Room Block” and/or the code: ADOS.

The Graduate Minneapolis 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414

Rooms cost $119 (plus tax and parking). Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes and assessments, which are currently 14.025%. Self-parking is available for a rate of $25.00 per day, plus tax. Reservations should be made by October 3, 2022. To reserve:

  • Book online using this link. Select the exact dates of your stay (top of page). Click on check availability. Select room type – “Book now.” Confirm your stay, enter your name & credit card.

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

ADOS-2 RESEARCH TRAINING

2023 Dates:

  • Thursday April 27 - Friday April 28, 2023 (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain)

Registration Fee: $2200

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

ADI-R INTRODUCTORY TRAINING

Monday December 5 - Tuesday December 6, 2022 (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, Community Room, 1-510)

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 (Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, Silver Maple Room, 2-500)

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 Introductory/Clinical Training (online)
 ADOS-2 Toddler Module Training (online)
ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training (online)
 ADOS-2 Toddler Module Training (online)