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TAP provides many training workshops throughout the year designed to strengthen Illinois’ system of care for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by:

1) Increasing the availability and number of appropriately credentialed providers who are trained in administering ASD-specific diagnostics tools;

2) Increasing the number of educators, first responders, day care/child care providers, and primary medical providers who are properly trained in the early identification of ASD

3) Providing education and resources for families and/or caregivers.


TAP ADOS-2 Trainings

The TAP Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) workshop is designed for both clinicians and researchers with prior background in autism and formal testing methods. The two-day virtual workshop includes seminar, video examples of module administration, participant scoring, and discussion.

Prior to registering, participants must have familiarity with the ADOS-2 manual and testing kit. Participants will have access to electronic protocol booklets (Modules 1, 2, 3, and 4) through WPS for the duration of the training.

We do not issue CEUs for this training.  Attendees will receive a certificate of participation indicating the hours of active participation.

Attending this training is not sufficient for complete competency in the clinical use of the ADOS-2 instrument. Further practice and experience using the instrument is necessary to administer independently.  Resources to obtain further practice will be provided as part of the training.


Registration for each workshop opens approximately 30 days in advance and is only open to Illinois residents.  The cost is $50.00 per person.  Registration is not transferrable.

If you have questions, please contact Shannon Dyson at


ADOS – 2 Training | Virtual


No trainings are currently scheduled

Please check back after the start of the new fiscal year (July 1) 

TAP  Partner Trainings

These trainings are provided by TAP Partner organizations.  Please click on the links to find out more information on the training and the organization providing it.

4 Estrategias Para Mejorar la Habilidad de Leer en Niños/as con Autismo  |  Virtual Workshop | Presented by RCADD

Wednesday, April 9, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 1:15 pm Central Time

El tiempo de lectura puede ser una experiencia frustrante para los niños que aprenden de manera diferente, así como para sus padres o cuidadores. Esta sesión presentará 4 estrategias que pueden disminuir efectivamente esta frustración y proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje agradable y productivo.

Understanding Autism |  Virtual Workshop | Presented by RCADD

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 1:15 pm Central Time

An overview for parents/caregivers, educators, and other professionals that addresses the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Not So Puzzling: Autism and Social Narratives  |  Virtual Workshop | Presented by RCADD

Thursday, May 16, 2024 | 12:00 PM to 1:15 pm Central Time

Learn about social narratives, which are short stories that use words/pictures to understand a specific situation, event, place, or person. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to write and use a social narrative.

About us

The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Service Network is a collaboration of 5 universities and 10 organizations that together operate 20 centers across the state. As a network, TAP is able to offer services that respond to the unique needs of different communities across Illinois.


The Autism Program of Illinois

Hope Pavilion
5220 S. 6th Street,
Suite 2300B

Springfield IL 62703