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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) Advanced: 23rd-25th October 2024

23 October 2024, 8:30 am to Friday 25 October 2024
Presented by Deborah Sweeney

This is a two and a half-day workshop delivered face to face at Mindful, Travancore. Required prerequisite: ADOS-2 Introductory.

Cost Information:

$1,630 inc GST: General

$815 inc GST: Victorian CYMHS/CAMHS/ICYMHS, Orygen clinicians, Take Two, Headspace, ACCHO/ACCHS, AMHS (including Forensicare), Childrens' Health & Wellbeing Locals (Brimbank-Melton/Loddon-Bendigo/Southern-Monash)


Please note our workshops sell out quickly and therefore may not be available. We are sorry if you cannot access the training you would like to at this time.  

What is the ADOS-2?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play. It provides a series of standardised contexts in which the individual's social communication, and repetitive, stereotyped behaviours can be observed. It has been designed to assist in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and is a complementary instrument to the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R). Standardised toys and activities are used to present opportunities for social and communicative interaction with the examiner. A diagnostic algorithm consistent with DSM-V and ICD-10 clinical diagnoses is generated.

Who is the training for?

Clinicians seeking to improve their level of skill and accuracy in their administration and coding of the ADOS-2, and anyone using ADOS-2 in research. Due to the intensive nature of this training the group is limited to 10 participants.

Who provides the training?

Psychologist Deborah Sweeney has been training clinicians in the use of the ADI-R and ADOS-2 for many years throughout Asia and the Pacific region. Deborah was previously working in autism research at Monash University and now works in private practice providing consultation for complex presentations of autism spectrum disorder.

What does the training include?

  • Hands on administration of the 4 modules of the ADOS-2 to lived experienced volunteers
  • Small group learning
  • Intensive instruction and support to administer and code the ADOS-2

Morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be provided

Pre-reading materials will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the workshop. This information will be assumed knowledge for the training.

Prerequisite training

To be eligible for this training participants are required to have completed the ADOS-2 Introductory 2-day (also known as ADOS-2 Clinical) training. For further information please see our Frequently Asked Questions website page.

What do participants say about the training?

“Very comprehensive and hands on” (Aug 2023)

“Excellent training which has helped me feel much more confident in administering an ADOS” (Aug 2023)

“(I liked) ADOS administration with volunteers and talking through coding, learning from colleagues.” (Aug 2023)

“Enjoyed the face to face over online, got to see more clearly and observe interactions better.” (Oct 2023)

“Face to face was fantastic.” (Oct 2023)



Cancellation and No Show Policy

Registered participants who are unable to attend and notify us of this in writing prior to fourteen days before the workshop may either:

(1) cancel their registration and receive a refund of their payment minus administration fee of 20% or $40, whichever is greater;
(2) transfer their registration once to another eligible participant within the same workplace (no fee);
(3) in some circumstances may be able to transfer their registration once to an equivalent-cost ASD workshop in the same calendar year, if space is available.
Participants who cancel 14 to 2 business days before the workshop may be permitted to transfer their registration once to another eligible participant (no fee). In exceptional circumstances, please contact Mindful.

Venue for this training is

face to face at Mindful, Travancore

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