2 ½ day ADVANCED RESEARCH ADOS-2 training

Professional training with certification


If you are interested in this course, please register your interest and we will get back when this training will be given in the future.
Certified trainers: Dr Lisa Reisinger and Dr Rebecca Simon
$2,750* (plus GST & PST)
* professionals registering for two or more ADOS-2 or ADI-R training courses within a calendar year will receive a $150 discount.

2 ½ day ADVANCED/RESEARCH training on administration and coding of the ADOS-2. Clinical Supervision is part of the training and begins prior to the training and continues past the training (for up to one year) with the certified trainers.

Qualifications and Objectives

An ADOS-2 research training workshop is only available to those who have completed the in-person clinical training workshop. Research training focuses on bringing participants’ scoring skills to a high level of inter-rater agreement with the scoring practices of skilled examiners. The heightened level of accuracy is needed to ensure that item-level coding is comparable at different sites in different parts of the world where research is being conducted. The training takes place over two-and-a-half days and participants have the opportunity to administer parts of two different ADOS-2 modules with volunteers with ASD. Please write to us to receive our application and information regarding responsibilities prior and during the workshop.


Dr. Lisa Reisinger is a developmental psychologist who has experience working with people with autism for over 20 years. She is a certified ADOS-2 and ADI-R independent Trainer through both the STAR Centre, University of California at San Francisco and the Centre for Autism and the Developing Brain at the Weill-Cornell Medical Centre. She is a leading clinician in the differential diagnosis of autism and its related populations. She has many years of experience as a university lecturer (McGill University) and she has written several peer reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters.

Dr Rebecca Simon worked for 10 years as a clinical psychologist at the Montreal Children’s Hospital leading diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She also trains professionals in ASD assessment both locally and internationally. She is a certified independent trainer from the University of Michigan’s Autism and Communication Disorders Centre.


Included: beverages, snacks, lunches,

ADOS-2 protocols, training package and LIVE administrations

Registered participants will be emailed the agenda for the training workshop, prior to the commencement of the course.

Preparation for Training

Please be familiar with the ADOS-2 manual. For the ADOS-2 Toddler module preparation, it is of most importance to read through chapters 2, 5 and 6 of the ADOS-2 manual, and by examining the Toddler Module related material in the kit.

Please bring your ADOS-2 manual with you to the training course. Manuals can be purchased at MHS or WPS.

For more information, please call 514 500.5355

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees will be reimbursed in full minus a $50 administrative fee, up to 15 days before the event. There is no reimbursement for cancellations 15 days or less before the event. Clinique Spectrum reserves the right to cancel a workshop/training program if there is insufficient registration.

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Training Location

Training will be offered at the following beautiful location:

Service d’Adaption et d’Intégration de Montréal

2473 Saint-Patrick St,
Montreal, QC
H3K 1B3

2 blocks from Charlevoix metro (green line), 10 minutes from Atwater Market, parking available, the building is located along the lovely Lachine Canal bike path.