Thanks to supplemental funding from NIMH for the SRT grant, the READi Lab held an ADOS-2 training workshop last week for early intervention providers in Yakima and Spokane counties. The ADOS-2 is a standardized diagnostic assessment tool that can provide useful information to Autism Centers of Excellence (COEs) and other diagnosticians for determining a child’s eligibility for Medicaid-funded ABA services.
The 2-day training workshop was conducted by Susan Hepburn, PhD, a clinical psychologist and professor at Colorado State University. The trainees were participants in our Screen-Refer-Treat study from Guilds School and Northwest Autism Center (in Spokane) and Children’s Village (in Yakima). The providers spent time learning ADOS-2 tips and tricks from Susan Hepburn, engaged in role-play assessments with each other, and had some hands on experience with children. A special thank you to the Spokane Guilds School for hosting the workshop!
FUN FACT: Dr. Hepburn is one of Dr. Stone’s former graduate students from her Vanderbilt years.