GAIN 2020

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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 2020 covered Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, and Module 4.


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2020 Schedule

2020 Schedule

MODULE 1 - $60 
Lead Trainer: Stephen Kanne, Ph.D.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Friday, March 27, 2020
MODULE 2 - $60
Lead Trainer: Vanessa Bal, Ph.D.
Friday, April 24, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020
Friday, June 26, 2020
MODULE 3 - $60
Lead Trainer: Somer Bishop, Ph.D.
Friday, July 31, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
MODULE 4 - $60 
Lead Trainer: Amy Esler, Ph.D., LP
Friday, October 30, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Friday, December 18, 2020

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.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive access to my GAIN purchased modules?

Payments via PayPal take 1-2 business days for our team to receive and process. If you are new to GAIN, you will then receive an email from with the subject, "Welcome to GAIN." This email will then lead you to a brief demographic/self-efficacy survey. Once complete on your end, you will then be granted access to your purchased module series.

I want to change my GAIN account email address. How do I do that?

Please email and let us know your current GAIN email address and the new email address you would like your account updated to. We will then update your account within 1-2 business days, and send you a confirmation email once complete.

How do I register a group for GAIN?

To request a group invoice, please contact with a list of the names and email addresses of the individuals you would like to register. Invoice will be sent within 1-2 business days.

  • 10% discount is available to those registering a group of 5 or more individuals from the same institution.  
  • 10% discount is available to those purchasing all 4 modules series.  
  • 20% discount is available to those purchasing all 4 module series for a group of 5 or more individuals from the same institution.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Due to increased enrollment, we no longer accept purchase orders.

Can I pay by check instead of credit/debit card via PayPal?

Credit/debit card payment via PayPal is highly preferred and will grant you the quickest access to purchased module series. If this is not possible, please contact to request an invoice. Such exceptions are only made for group purchases, not for individual participants.

I missed my purchased live GAIN module series and/or GAIN Workshop. Can I receive a refund?

Unfortunately, we do not offer refunds for missed series and/or workshops. If you need to cancel, please refer to our Cancellation Policy and be sure to cancel in advance accordingly.

I'd like to submit an ADOS-2 administration video to GAIN. How do I do so?

We are always seeking great ADOS-2 administration videos for our module series! If you are interested, please contact to receive a patient consent form prior to submitting tapes.

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