Siskin Children’s Institute, in partnership with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, will host a two-day professional training workshop, April 12 and 13, on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) for behavioral health professionals.
“With the rising diagnostic rates of autism spectrum disorders, there is a need to provide additional training to local professionals to expand diagnostic options for families of children with autism concerns,” says Dr. Brandon Rodgers, director of Behavioral Health Services at SCI. “Our hope is that equipping more professionals with these tools will result in shorter wait times for children to receive these critical assessment services in the Chattanooga area.”
Dr. Gotham, one of the assessment’s developers, will lead the two-day training. More than 60 professionals from across the country including Kennedy Krieger, LSU, University of Texas, Florida, Colorado and more will join local and regional professionals as they develop the skills to utilize this essential tool. Participants will also be provided continuing education credit through Vanderbilt University.
Thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, 25 local and regional professionals including behavioral health providers, representatives from local public schools, speech-language pathologists and private providers in education and pediatrics will be able to attend this workshop at no cost.