Autism Assessment Trainings

January 30-31, 2023 ADOS-2 Workshop is currently at capacity.

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Emory Autism Center (EAC) presents
ADOS-2 Introductory Workshop for Modules 1-4
January 30 & 31, 2023
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily

To secure a spot in the workshop, please go to Eventbrite and complete the registration and payment. Your spot will not be reserved until payment has been received.

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The Emory Autism Center (EAC) is pleased to announce Introductory Training Workshop January 2023 on using the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2).

The ADOS-2 is used to help in assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. By observing and coding these behaviors, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, intervention, treatment planning, and/or educational placement.  

The ADOS-2 includes five modules, though the individual being evaluated is given only one module, which is selected based on his/her expressive language level and chronological age. It can be used to evaluate anyone suspected of having ASD, from children 12 months of age through adulthood. This introductory workshop will only include Modules 1 – 4 (Toddler Module is a separate workshop that we are not offering at this time).

The ADOS-2 training workshop provide experienced autism professionals with introductory training on the use of the ADOS-2 in clinical settings across ages, developmental levels, and language skills:

Modules 1-4: January 30 & 31, 2023 (2 Days): 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM daily
Module 1—children 31 months+ who do not consistently use phrase speech
Module 2—children any age who use phrase speech but are not verbally fluent
Module 3—verbally fluent children and young adolescents
Module 4—verbally fluent older adolescents and adults

*Note: The ADOS-2 is designed to be administered face-to-face and without masks or other PPE equipment to be scored as intended. Please see WPS's position statement on the ADOS-2 at For more information on the ADOS-2, please visit

Registration and Fees

Please go to or the click the QR code and complete the registration and payment. Your spot will not be reserved until payment has been received.

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Rates per Person

Modules 1-4: January 30-31, 2023

Standard Individual Rate:


Group (5 or more)*


APA CE credits^

$120 (12 units)

LATE Registration (*after 1/23/2023)^


^Indicates “Add-on” in Eventbrite

*A discounted Group rate is available to 5+ participants registered at the same time, from the same organization, and paid together on one payment.

APA CE credits will be offered at an additional cost ($120 for 10 APA CEs)

Any registration and payment after January 23, 2023 will incur a $50.00 non-refundable late registration fee if spaces are still available.

Typically, tickets are non-refundable. The EAC will work with participants to try to transfer their tickets to another participant.   

ADOS-2 Manual: Participants must have an ADOS-2 Manual at the workshop. You can purchase the manual through Western Psychological Services (WPS) at 1-800-648-8857 or It is also highly recommended that you have access to an ADOS-2 kit and that you have practiced administering the different modules prior to the workshop so you are familiar with the administration. ADOS-2 kits, manual, and materials can be purchased through WPS. All other materials (protocols, handouts, etc.) will be provided at the workshop.

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Emory Brian Health Center (EP12)*
12 Executive Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30329 

*Parking is free in the deck beside the building. 

Activities prior to training:

*In order to tailor this ADOS-2 Workshop, participants may need to complete some online activities prior to the first day of the workshop to help provide trainers with background knowledge. 

Certificate of Completion:

Upon completion of the training, participants of the workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion. To obtain the Certificate of Completion, participants will be required to attend 90% of the training both days and all activities prior and during the workshop.

Who Should Attend

Participants should have prior education, training, and experience that includes extensive exposure to autism spectrum disorders. The ADOS-2 Introductory Workshop is meant for clinicians who already have knowledge of the characteristics of autism spectrum disorder, as well as with some previous experience in the assessment and diagnosis, eligibility determination, and/or treatment planning with this population. The ADOS-2 is intended to be administered, interpreted, and used by professionals aligning within their scope of practice and credentials.  

Clinicians who currently evaluate children with ASD, including physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and early intervention assessment specialists. For researchers, this workshop is a prerequisite to a more thorough training offered by the ADOS-2 authors. *Participants must have attended an ADOS-2 Modules 1-4 Introductory Workshop prior to attending the ADOS-2 Toddler Workshop at a later date (not being offered by the EAC at this time).

Presenter Information

Michael J Morrier, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Morrier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University, board-certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level and certified special education teacher. Dr. Morrier has help several roles at the EAC for numerous years in both assessment and intervention. As an ADOS-2 trainer, he has been a part of ADOS-2 workshops for over 20 years. Dr. Morrier has no conflicts of interest with this training.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe what the ADOS-2: Modules 1-4 assess and evaluate as learned through didactic and in-vivo/video demonstrations
  2. Participants will be able to explain how to choose an ADOS-2 module based on an individual’s verbal language level and chronological age.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how to administer and score the ADOS-2: Modules 1 and 2 and how to interpret algorithm scores and severity scores for level of autism spectrum-related symptoms.
  4. Participants will be able to explain how to administer and score the ADOS-2: Modules 3 and 4 and how to interpret algorithm scores and severity scores for level of autism spectrum-related symptoms.
  5. Participants will be able to map ADOS-2 individual behavior codes to the DSM-5 criteria for autism spectrum disorder in order to make a differential diagnosis.
  6. Participants will utilize the ADOS-2: Modules 1-4 results for clinical planning.


The schedule will be 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily with scheduled breaks throughout the day.

The ADOS-2 Module 1-4 Introductory Workshops is day and include a lecture format, question and answers, and video and live demonstrations to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2 and including it in clinical or research practice.

Dr. Morrier will present in conjunction with the EAC Team and associated colleagues to introduce the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2 and will include information, demonstrations with scoring and feedback, and Q&A. 

*The specific daily agenda will be provided at a later time.

More Information


EAC ADOS-2 2023 Flyer

Allison J. Schwartz PhD
Ph (404)727-8350
Fax (404)-727-3969