ADOS-2 Training


The New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence (NJACE) is sponsoring a free Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)  Training in partnership with the Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in June 2019.


The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured standardized observational assessment that focuses on behaviors associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): communication, social interaction, play and use of materials, restricted and repetitive behaviors and interests associated with ASD. The clinical training provides an introduction to the tool but providers intending to use the ADOS in a clinical setting are advised to get additional practice and supervision with administration and scoring before using the ADOS independently. The NJACE is sponsoring advanced ADOS-2 training for clinicians and researchers who intend to pursue research level reliability on the ADOS-2. In order to achieve research reliability, after completing the advanced training, participants will need to submit several videotapes of themselves administering the ADOS-2 along with scored test protocols and have the tapes reviewed by the certified ADOS-2 trainer for fidelity of administration and reliability of scoring, at their own expense.



More Information: The following FAQs are provided by University of California, San Francisco STAR Center for ASD & NDDs and New York Presbyterian Center for Autism and the Developing Brain regarding ADOS-2 Training. Please note that some of these items may not apply for these trainings, but the general information may be helpful. If you have any specific questions related to the NJACE sponsored ADOS trainings, feel free to reach out to Dr. Jill Harris at or call 908-301-2525.

ADOS-2 General FAQs

ADOS-2 Research Reliability FAQs

Instructions for Establishing Reliability on the ADOS-2



The NJACE is proud to promote statewide training for professionals, pre-professionals, parents and guardians, self-advocates, and all other community members to better enhance the lives of those with ASD. See a list of training opportunities below:

Please note that many of these trainings require registration and are not solely sponsored by the NJACE.

Feel free to email us for more details.