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Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic, The Neuro, McGill University
Dates: October 12-14 and 19-21, 2022 (6 half-days)
Certified trainer: Dr. Mandy Steiman, Clinical Psychologist
Workshop facilitator: Dr. Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, Clinical Neuropsychologist
Price: $950 – $1,300 CAD (tax included)
|Wednesday, October 12, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
|Thursday, October 13, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
|Friday, October 14, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
|Wednesday, October 19, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
|Thursday, October 20, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
|Friday, October 21, 2022||1 to 4:30 PM EDT|
This online workshop is offered over 6 half-days, and is equivalent to the in-person ADOS-2 Introductory Workshop offered over 3 full days.
Participants must attend all sessions.
About the workshop
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a widely used standardized assessment tool to inform diagnostic assessments for autism.
The 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. It covers modules 1, 2, 3 and 4 as well as the Toddler module, and includes discussion about:
- the use of the ADOS-2 in making a clinical diagnosis
- administration, scoring, and use of ADOS-2 algorithms
- issues related to differential diagnosis, diagnosis in context, complex clinical situations, and report writing
- current research on ADOS-2.
- This workshop is offered in French
- An English workshop will be held in March 2022
Who can attend
- New and experienced clinicians, researchers, and students who want to use or learn more about the ADOS-2
- International and Canadian participants are welcome
Accreditation ensures participants that the activities in which they take part in meet McGill University’s high educational standards.
- Approved for Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) credits.
About the trainer
Dr. Mandy Steiman, Clinical Psychologist, specializes in the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and associated diagnoses. She received an undergraduate degree at McGill University, and Master of Science and doctoral degrees at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Dr. Steiman has held positions at the McGill University Health Centre since 2006, working with complex and diverse clinical populations and leading multi-disciplinary teams. For over 15 years, she has served as a clinical site leader for numerous multi-site and longitudinal research studies. At ACAR Clinic, Dr. Steiman contributes to the development and implementation of integrated clinical-research protocols.
Dr. Steiman trains students and professionals from a wide range of disciplines in diagnostic assessment for both research and clinical purposes. She is a certified trainer for diagnostic tools, including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R). Her goal is to train professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based care while employing an empathic and collaborative approach with patients and their families.
About the workshop facilitator
Dr. Noémie Hébert-Lalonde, Clinical Neuropsychologist, specializes in neurodevelopmental conditions present in children and young adults. She holds a clinical position at the MUHC and a research position at the ACAR Clinic.
Dr. Hébert-Lalonde obtained her degree from the Université de Montréal in 2014. She also holds a Certificate in Neuropsychological Assessment and has received advanced training in the use of the gold-standard ADOS-2 in her clinical and research practices.
Regular Fee: $1,300 CAD (tax included)
Reduced Fee: $950 CAD (tax included) – The reduced fee applies to students; clinicians in the public healthcare system or the public school system in Canada; all participants from low-income or middle-income countries
Note: Early registration is encouraged as spaces are limited. Your spot is secured upon completing registration and payment.
Required materials (not included in workshop fee)
- Access to an ADOS-2 Manual
- One ADOS-2 protocol each for: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Toddler Module
Note: Materials can be in English, French or any of the official ADOS-2 translations.
Contact us via email at [email protected] for assistance in obtaining materials or for more information.
Building a community of shared expertise
The Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic hosts ADOS-2 training workshops as part of its Clinical Capacity Building Program – the first of its kind in Quebec.
Its annual professional development opportunities help to enhance the skills of autism professionals and build a community of shared learning, support and expertise.