GAIN 2019

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The Global Autism Interactive Network (GAIN) is a professional development program designed to improve proficiency on the ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2nd Edition) the gold-standard autism diagnostic test, while creating with a network of fellow ADOS-2 implementers. GAIN is a virtual, live training webinar hosted by preeminent national ADOS-2 trainers, Vanessa Bal, Ph.D., Somer Bishop, Ph.D., Amy Esler, Ph.D., Stephen Kanne, Ph.D., and So Hyun “Sophy” Kim, Ph.D.

GAIN 2019 covered Toddler Module, Module 1, Module 3, and Module 4.


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Payments take 2-3 business days to process. If you are new to GAIN, you will then receive a "Welcome to GAIN" email to facilitate next steps. If you are an existing GAIN member, you will then receive links to your purchased module series and/or subscription. Thank you for your patience.


2019 Schedule

2019 Schedule

Annual Subscription: $270 (10% discount)

Lead Trainer: Stephen Kanne, Ph.D.
Friday, January 25, 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
Friday, March 29, 2019
MODULE 1 - $75
Lead Trainer: Vanessa Bal, Ph.D.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
MODULE 3 - $75
Lead Trainer: Somer Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, July 26, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
MODULE 4 - $75
Lead Trainer: Amy Esler, Ph.D., LP
Friday, October 25, 2019
Friday, November 15, 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019

What to Expect

What to Expect

GAIN participants will view and score 2 different ADOS-2 administration videos. GAIN trainers will review ADOS-2 administration guidelines and will discuss the recorded video in detail during each webinar. Scoring data collected from all participants will also be analyzed and reviewed during the webinar. GAIN participants will be able to submit questions, comments and concerns to the GAIN training team which will be reviewed and answered in a separate webinar. GAIN trainers will also review and share relevant research findings with participants.

GAIN offers 4 individual module series which highlight various modules of the ADOS-2 (Toddler Module & Module 1, Module 2, Module 3 and Module 4). Each module series consists of 3 monthly webinars held on the 4th Friday of every month from 12:45pm-2:15pm EST (11:45am-1:15pm CST/10:45am-12:15pm MST/9:45am-11:15am PST). Each webinar is schedule for 90 minutes and includes 60-75 minutes of instructional time. Webinars will be recorded for your viewing convenience.

GAIN Archived webinars from prior years (2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022) are available for purchase.

Prerequisite Training

Prerequisite Training

In order to participate in GAIN, you must have attended and completed a clinical ADOS-2 training program.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of each module series GAIN participants should be able to:

  • Describe the administration and intent/purpose of the tasks in the module discussed in the webinar
  • Describe the meaning of the specific codes on the module discussed in the webinar
  • Evaluate their and others’ administration of the ADOS-2 module presented in the webinar

Fees & Discounts


The fee for each 3-month module series is $60.00. A 10% discount is available on annual subscriptions.

Group Discounts

To request a group discount, please contact Angela Constantine at



Western Psychological Services (WPS), publisher of the ADOS-2, does not fund the GAIN program.  GAIN focuses on the ADOS-2 only and will not include explicit training on other instruments.

Dr. Vanessa Bal has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2. Dr. Somer Bishop receives honoraria from WPS as an author of the ADOS-2. This will not influence her discussion and she will not make recommendations for commercial products. She has no non-financial disclosures related to ADOS-2.  Dr. Amy Esler has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2.  Dr. Stephen Kanne has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2.



Questions? Need assistance signing up a group of participants?

Please contact our GAIN Coordinator, Angela Constantine, at


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