ADI-R Clinical Training

The ADI-R is a semi-structured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours synonymous with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  It is widely considered a ‘gold standard’ measure for gathering important developmental and behavioural information for assessment and diagnosis of ASD.  Developed by some of the foremost researchers and clinicians, the ADI-R provides a highly accurate evaluation of current and past behaviour in individuals from 12 months of age to adulthood, from individuals who are nonverbal to individuals who are verbally fluent. By completing the standardized interview with an informed caregiver, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement.

Through completion of this introductory course, you will:

  • Learn how to administer the semi-structured clinical interview.
  • Learn how to code the specific items within the measure.
  • Practice administration and coding of the measure.
  • Obtain experience with administration that will support your future use of measure as you work towards independent clinical use.
  • Learn the differences between clinical and research use of the ADI-R.

Your Involvement

  • Attend the 3 day training session
  • Read and bring your own ADI-R manual (available through WPS; ADI-R protocols will be provided)
  • Be prepared to observe an administration with a volunteer parent of an individual with ASD.
  • Be prepared to engage in demonstration administrations with volunteer parents of an individual with ASD.
  • Be prepared to discuss behaviours observed during the administrations and the coding for each administration with the group

Dates and Times

The next training sessions will be May 4-7 2021.


  • $750 (plus GST and applicable paypal fees)

PLEASE NOTE: Cancellation and reversal of your payment without penalty can only happen up to 3 weeks following payment.  After that time, there will be a fee for cancellation (as per paypal’s transaction policies).

I will have a training package and protocols for use during the training for each registered trainee that will be distributed on the morning of the first day of training.  Trainees are responsible for bringing their own ADI-R manual (which can be purchased via the test publisher, WPS, here).

Training Details

Interested professionals who would like to register for the training, be placed on the waitlist, or who have specific program questions are encouraged to complete the training application form found here and send it to  Please indicate your desire to attend the ADI-R training.

Please note: The ADI-R is a protected measure, and only registered professionals (or students working towards registration) are able to attend this training.

Workshop Speakers:

This training session will be instructed by Dr. Adam McCrimmon, R.Psych. Dr. McCrimmon is an Associate Professor at the University of Calgary and the Director of the Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) lab. He is a Certified Independent Trainer for the ADOS-2 and ADI-R.

Workshop Location:

This workshop will be held online via Zoom.

Workshop Registration: