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ADOS-2 Clinical Training Workshop

Join us August 13-15, 2019, 8am-4pm each day at Virginia Tech. The workshop will include 3 days of training on Modules 1 to 4 plus the Toddler Module, instructed by Dr. Norman Geller. The workshop will be limited to 25 people so sign up fast! Direct any questions to Dr. Angela Scarpa at

What is it?  The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd edition (ADOS-2) is a “gold standard” observational assessment for diagnosing  autism. It includes structured interactions and questions designed to elicit and assess social and communication behaviors.  This training also serves as a mandatory pre-requisite for researchers interested in ADOS-2 Research Training to use the ADOS-2 for research.

What will be taught?  The ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop will provide the skills necessary to utilize the ADOS-2 in clinical settings. The ADOS-2 includes 5 modules for assessing toddlers through adults. Training for Modules 1-4 is on August 13 and 14. Training for the Toddlers module is on August 15 and is optional.  Registration is required.

Who should attend?  Clinicians or other professionals who have prior knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and psycho-diagnostic assessment/testing who wish to learn how to further evaluate children with ASD.

How much does it cost?  $500 per person for days 1 and 2 or $600 per person for all three days.

What should you bring?  It is highly recommended that all participants bring an ADOS-2 manual which can be purchased online at

How to register?  Go directly to the registration site or navigate to and search for ADOS-2 Clinical Workshop under the ‘Programs’ tab. Registration must be received by August 12, 2019. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.

Other details?  Location on VT Campus (Blacksburg, VA), parking, and cancellation policy are available on the registration site.

About the trainer: Dr. Norm Geller holds appointments at both Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Education and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.  He has been helping children, adults, and families through assessments, evaluation,  and educational program planning for over 35 years. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.  Dr. Geller is an international independent trainer providing professional development workshops on the ADOS-2.

For more information, please contact Dr. Angela Scarpa at or 540-231-8747.

CE credits will be offered. Special accommodations/assistance available if requested.


Northern Virginia Autism Research Symposium

Save the date for Friday, September 20, 2019


Falls Church Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Virginia

Breakfast and lunch included

Please join The Virginia Tech Autism Clinic and Center for Autism Research, Virginia Tech and The Washington Group Special Care Planning Team for this groundbreaking symposium on autism research open to all at no cost. The symposium will feature autism research from biomedical and imaging, technology, education, and clinical translational fields. Certificates of Attendance can be provided. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Who should attend?  Service providers, educators, psychologists, researchers, program officers, individuals, families, and others in the community interested in learning about autism research. Network with other professionals and caregivers in the autism community.

More information to follow.

To RSVP and for questions contact: Carey: (703) 865-6502 or