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Mindful – Centre for Training and
Research in Developmental Health

Building C, 50 Flemington St,
Travancore Vic 3031

Phone: 03 9371 0200
Email: [email protected]



Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Victorian Department of Health has provided funding to Mindful to coordinate and deliver ASD training in assessment, diagnosis and early intervention for mental health services.

This training is open to all clinicians in the public and private sector. A registration fee will apply. Limited subsidised places are made available where possible for Victorian CAMHS/CYMHS employees.
The range of training provided includes a 2-day seminar on ASD assessment fundamentals, the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), 3DI and treatment workshops for children and young adults with an ASD.

Click here to download an information sheet about ADOS-2 and ADI-R training in 2018

  Click image to download a copy of the latest 2018 Training Calendar.

Our publication A Guide to Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Victorian Mental Health Services (Kerry Bull & Sandra Radovini, April 2013) is available for download here:


Date Presenter Topic
06 December 2018
07 December 2018
08 December 2018
Deborah Sweeney ADOS-2 Advanced, 6-8 DECEMBER 2018 *REGISTRATION NOW FULL*

ADOS-2 Advanced Course 2.5 days

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th December 2018


What is the ADOS-2?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, and play.  It provides a series of standardised contexts in which the individual’s social, communication and repetitive, stereotyped behaviours can be observed.  It has been designed to assist in the diagnosis of autism and pervasive developmental disorders and is suggested as a complementary instrument to the Autism Diagnostic Interview Revised (ADI-R).  Standardised toys and activities are used to present opportunities for social and communicative interaction with the examiner.  During these activities, observation of the individual notes the absence of presence of behaviours of interest. A diagnostic algorithm consistent with DSM-V and ICD-10 clinical diagnoses is generated.

ADOS 2 Advanced Training 2.5 days

This workshop is for:

·         those who have completed the 2 day Introductory or Clinical ADOS-2 workshop

·         anyone using ADOS-2 in research

·         clinicians seeking to improve their level of skill and accuracy in their administration and coding of the ADOS-2

What does the course involve?

·         Hands on administration of the ADOS-2

·         Small group learning

·         Intensive instruction about administration and coding

Who provides the training? Deborah Sweeney

Deborah has been using the ADI-R and ADOS in complex, multi-disciplinary assessments for over 14 years and regularly trains health professionals in the ADI-R and ADOS throughout the Asia Pacific region

 REGISTRATION: Mindful website:   http://mindful.org.au/Events/Autism-Training.aspx

CYMHS/CAMHS Clinicians: $660 (including GST) Please register via link below:


Non CAMHS Participants:   $1155 (including GST) Please register via link below:


VENUE: Mindful, Building C, 50 Flemington St, Travancore Vic 3032 (NOT Flemington Road)

PARKING:              No parking available on site. Further details of public transport and map on Mindful website

CATERING:            Morning tea/ Afternoon tea and lunch provided.

Refund Policy: Registration is refundable up to and including 14 days before course commencement. A 10% administration fee will be deducted. Workshops are not refundable after this date. Should you have a query please contact Frances Saunders [email protected]

Research Reliability:  Clinicians wanting to achieve research level reliability - Deborah offers the “Personal ADOS- 2 Reliability Package”. This includes scoring an ADOS DVD administration, submission of your own recording ADOS, feedback and certificate once reliability is achieved.  This is a separate cost from the course for those who wish to pursue reliability.