Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR): Transforming autism research, training and care -- improving lives via Open Science
Growing a community of shared learning

ACAR, in collaboration with the Transforming Autism Care Consortium (TACC), is growing a community where individuals can participate in shared learning, receive support, and contribute their expertise.

Together, we offer the following professional development and training opportunities:

Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) Workshop

The ADI-R Introductory Online Workshop helps diagnosing practitioners and researchers improve interview skills in evaluating possible symptoms of autism

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

The ADOS-2 Introductory Online Workshop is for professionals who would like to gain additional skills in diagnosing autism using the ADOS-2 across ages, developmental levels and language skills

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Master Trainer (MT) Workshop for the WHO's Caregivers Skills Training (CST) Program

The MT workshop is for individuals who would like to become certified Master Trainers and help caregivers learn the skills needed to support their child’s growth and development within the context of the CST Program, developed by the World Health Organization with support from Autism Speaks

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ECHO-Autism Workshop

The Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Autism Workshop consists of a hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing approach where a panel of experts lead virtual clinics for health professionals in local communities

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For further inquiries or to request a site-specific training outside of regular scheduling: 

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Hands-on training that makes a difference

We offer clinical internships to residents in their areas of interest. 

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Sharing guidance and expertise across the sector

We offer case consultations to help streamline assessment and diagnostic processes for other MUHC clinicians and departments who offer care and services to autistic individuals and their allies, and for those who have co-occurring neurodevelopmental conditions.

autism [at] (subject: ACAR%20Case%20Consultation%20Inquiry) (Contact us)

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The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) is a bilingual academic healthcare institution. We are a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high-quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.



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