Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Workshop

September 9-10, 2015

Presented by Western Psychological Services

Sponsored by the School Psychology Program at Loyola Marymount University

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) -2 has become the standard instrument for assessing Autism and PDD across age, developmental level and language skills. Loyola Marymount University is offering a 2-day workshop presented by Western Psychological Services (WPS) where you will learn how to use the ADOS-2 in clinical practice to assess and diagnose Autism. The ADOS-2 now offers algorithms and a new comparison score FOR modules 1 through 4, a new Toddler Module, and updated protocols with clearer administration and coding guidelines for all modules.

WPS's expertly trained staff will describe the ADOS and demonstrate administration and scoring, operationalizing DSM-IV/ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders not Otherwise Specified. Instructional methods include lecture, live demonstration of administration and scoring, videotaped administration and discussion.

Participants have the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS to a child. At the end of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion (equivalent to 12 Continuing Education credits) which will allow you to conduct the ADOS in your school/clinical setting. *Participants must purchase their own ADOS-2 manuals. WPS recommends doing this prior to training. **ADOS-2 is now replacing ADOS-1.

Space is limited! The deadline to register is August 7th. After August 7th a $30 late registration fee will be applied.


September 9-10, 2015 (Wednesday and Thursday)


Workshop from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at 7:45 a.m.
Breaks and snacks provided.


Loyola Marymount University
Ahmanson Auditorium (UH 1000)
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Download the ADOS Registration Form.


$470. For special guests (LMU alumni, and field mentors) cost is $420. Cost includes the complete 2-day course and the registration packet described below.

Registration Packet

Registrants will receive written confirmation of their registration, directions to the course site, along with a pre-conference packet that includes a DVD showing two ADOS administrations (different modules) and Observation/Coding Booklets. WPS recommends reviewing all course materials prior to attending the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If the ADOS training does not meet the minimum required number of participants, the event will be cancelled and you will be notified by August 10th. Refunds will be processed shortly after. However, if the event is confirmed and you choose to cancel before August 26th, there will be a $50 cancellation fee plus cost of materials. If you cancel after August 26th, there will be no refund.


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