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Welcome to CAOMS 


CAOMS is a non-profit statewide organization whose mission is to facilitate professional growth and to support the role of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Specialists in the habilitation and education of individuals who have visual impairments.

Founded in 1966, CAOMS hosts an annual statewide conference.  Membership consists primarily of credentialed O&M Specialists.  Student and associate memberships also make up the ranks of it's membership.  Anyone who believes in the goals and mission of CAOMS is welcome to join.

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CAOMS Statewide News

2017 CAOMS Statewide Conference

November 3-5, 2017
Monterey, CA

"O&M: It's Not Just About the Vision Loss"

Calling all Presenters!

Click here if you are interested in presenting at the 2017 conference (Applications due by May 5th, 2017)

Northern CAOMS

NCAOMS Chapter Meeting
May 6, 2017

Silicon Valley Blind Center
San Jose, CA

Click here for more information

Southern CAOMS

      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 21, 2017

        Cal State Los Angeles



This year's event will be held at Cal State Los Angeles!  This will be a great opportunity for the contestants

 to get exposure to what life will be like on a college campus.  Please encourage your students to participate,

and as always we appreciate the O&M volunteers that make the whole event possible.


Click here for highlights from the 2016 event



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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