The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) is an activity-based assessment administered by trained clinicians to evaluate communication skills, social interaction, and imaginative use of materials in individuals who are suspected to have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The ADOS-2 provides an opportunity to observe symptoms and behaviors associated with autism. The ADOS-2 is currently considered the “gold standard” in the assessment of ASD and is designed for individuals as young as 12-months of age all the way through adulthood. The ADOS-2 is just one source of information and is not on its own sufficient for making a diagnosis. The ADOS-2 should always be part of a comprehensive evaluation that considers a person’s developmental history, information provided by parents and other key informants, behavioral observations both during and outside of the ADOS-2 administration, and the judgment of experienced clinicians.
Parent Support Group
Our Strengthing, Needs, Abilities, and Parenting (SNAP) group aims to empower our community parent alliance while providing resources and content to enhance families’ well-being. SNAP provides the opportunity and space to ask concerning questions for families and to receive situational consultation.
Next SNAP session: March 17, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Click this link (hyperlink the URL you have already) to register to attend our next session or dial-in at the number below.
Number: +1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 92291810172
Contact Mark Jones Jr. with questions at 330-318-3436 or [email protected].