Comparison of an online adaptation of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 with its in-person version in an adult autism diagnostic service

CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to examine an online adaptation of ADOS-2 within an adult autism diagnostic service. It performed comparably to the in-person ADOS-2, making it a viable alternative when in-person assessments are not possible. As this clinic group has high rates of comorbid mental health difficulties, we encourage further work to determine whether online assessment approaches generalise to other services to increase options for patients and efficiencies for service delivery.