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

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Event Overview

Dates: March 30-31, April 1, 6-8, 2022 (6 half-days) 
Format: Virtual/Online 
Certified trainer: Dr. Mandy Steiman, Clinical Psychologist 
Price: $950 – $1,300 CAD (tax included)
Language: English 


Workshop dates
Date Time
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT
Thursday, March 31, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT
Friday, April 1, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT
Thursday, April 7, 2022 1 to 4:30 PM EDT
Friday, April 8, 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 English
  • French workshop will be held in October 2022
Who can attend
  • New and experienced cliniciansresearchers, and students who want to use or learn more about the ADOS-2
  • International and Canadian participants are welcome
  • Approved for 17.25 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Approved for Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) credits

Accreditation ensures participants that the activities in which they take part in meet McGill University’s high educational standards.


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.

Workshop fee

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 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.

Its annual professional development opportunities help to enhance the skills of autism professionals and build a community of shared learning, support and expertise.

Learn more about our program

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

Event host

Azrieli Centre for Autism Research (ACAR) Clinic, The Neuro, McGill University

+1 514-544-6920

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