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GAIN: Global Autism Interactive Network

The Global Autism Interactive Network (GAIN) is a professional development program designed to improve proficiency on the ADOS-2, the gold-standard autism diagnostic test, while creating with a network of fellow ADOS-2 implementers.

GAIN is led by the preeminent national ADOS-2 trainers, including Dr. Stephen Kanne, Dr. Somer Bishop, Dr. Vanessa Bal, and Dr. Amy Esler.

Using video conferencing technology accessible from home or the office, GAIN occurs on the 4th Friday of every month from 11:45 a.m. — 1:15 p.m. CST. Each monthly video conference is schedule for a run-time of 90 minutes with 60-75 minutes of instructional time. Webinars will be recorded for later viewing convenience.

Learning Objectives:

Participates in GAIN will:

—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.

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In order to participate, you must have attended a clinical ADOS-2 training.

Click here for the GAIN schedule. To join or for more information contact: gain@health.missouri.edu.





The MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders maintains responsibility for this program and its content.





MU Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. MU Thompson Center maintains responsibility for the program.













This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs, (Intermediate level, Professional Area)



  1. Fees: Participation in GAIN costs $60 for each 3-month webinar series. Group discount of 10% discount is available if you are registering a group of 5 or more individuals from the same institution. GAIN continuing education credits are available for an additional $30 for each 3-month series.


  1. Continuing Education Opportunity: ASHA (0.1 CEU), NASP (1 CPD), and APA (1 CE)

This event is designed for a target audience of Psychologists and Speech/Language/Hearing Pathologists.

The Instructional Level is intended for intermediate to advanced-level learning.

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Participants must be logged in and view the live webinar for the entire session to earn credits. Only one registered user per device may earn continuing education credits.

WPS, publisher of the ADOS-2, does not fund the GAIN program.

GAIN focuses on the ADOS-2 and will not include explicit training on other instruments.

Dr. Kanne has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2. Dr. Esler has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2. Dr. Bal has no conflicts of interest or relevant financial or non-financial disclosures as related to ADOS-2. Dr. 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.