Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) – Introductory Workshop

Thursday, May 13, 2021 13:00toFriday, May 21, 2021 16:30

The Neuro’s Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic is offering ADOS-2 training, led by Dr. Mandy Steiman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the ACAR Clinic and certified ADOS/ADI-R trainer.

Thursday, May 13: 1-4:30 pm
Friday, May 14: 1-4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 19: 1-4:30 pm
Thursday, May 20: 1-4:30 pm
Friday, May 21: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Via Zoom (Online) 

About the Training: An online workshop that provides an introduction to the ADOS-2, an assessment tool used to help with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. The workshop covers modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the Toddler module.

This workshop includes discussion about:

  • the use of the ADOS-2 toward making a clinical diagnosis;
  • issues related to diagnosis of ASD, including differential diagnosis, diagnosis in context, complex clinical situations, and report writing;
  • administration, scoring, and use of ADOS-2 algorithms;
  • current research on ADOS-2.

About the Trainer: Mandy Steiman is a clinical psychologist and expert diagnostician of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders. She completed her doctorate and post-doctorate studies at the University of Washington, and has worked at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) since 2006. She currently holds a clinical position at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and a research position through the MUHC’s Research Institute (RI-MUHC). Dr. Steiman contributes to quality assurance and helps develop integrated research/clinical protocols run through ACAR Clinic, including the Q1K Project (Quebec 1,000 Families). Dr. Steiman is also a certified trainer for autism diagnostic measures (ADOS-2 and ADI-R) and has much experience supervising and training professionals on best practices for autism diagnosis.

About ACAR: The Neuro’s Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) transforms research, training and care to improve the quality of life of autistic people and their families. Established in 2017 thanks to the Azrieli Foundation, ACAR operates in the spirit of Open Science, inclusion and community collaboration. The state-of-the-art research centre is committed to advancing understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism and related conditions, developing new diagnostic tools and effective interventions through translational research and integrated care, and training the next generation of fundamental and clinical autism researchers.

Registration Fees:

  •  Regular fee: CAN$ 1,300.00
  •  Reduced fee (public sector healthcare employees from Quebec): CAN$ 950.00

Registration is full and now closed.

For more information, or to be added to a waitlist, please contact jessica.charlebois [at] muhc.mcgill.ca (Jessica Charlebois, ACAR Clinic Research Coordinator).


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