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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.

Click here for a CAOMS membership form

Click here to visit the CAOMS Facebook page

CAOMS Statewide News


2016 CAOMS Statewide Conference

November 4-6, 2016
San Diego, CA

"Beyond the Scope"

Celebrating CAOMS Fiftieth Anniversary!

Click here for the conference program


Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel

Click here to download the 2016 conference registration form

 

Exhibitors and vendors click here for application form (Due October 1st)

 

Click here for highlights and presentation materials from the 2015 conference
 


New Publications

 

"The AER Guide on Professional Licensure for VRT and O&M

service providers in the United States"


Prepared and respectfully submitted by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation

 of the Blind and Visually Impaired Legislative Task force 2013-2015.

Click here to download

 

 


 

"Step-by-Step: A Guide to Mobility

Techniques"
Dr. Sandra Rosen

Click here for more information

"Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility"
Brenda Naimy

Click here for more information

 

Northern CAOMS

N-CAOMS will be holding its next meeting at Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters located at 1155 Market Street [11th floor] in San Francisco on Saturday January 28th, 2017
 

The Lighthouse for the Blind will host N-CAOMS for their first meeting of 2017.  The meeting will start at 9:30 am for a meet and greet and include an in-service [to be determined], new facility tour, and the N-CAOMS business meeting. 

Please RSVP to provide us with suggestions for the ACVREP CEU In-service Topic.  RSVP ‘maybe’ or ‘in’ to receive automatic e-mail updates about this event.
 

RSVPs are required by Wednesday January 25th to allow the Lighthouse and CAOMS ensure adequate space and supplies for participants.  Please check out the RSVP website for more details at: http://whoozin.com/9V9-9R6-VG6K
 

Southern CAOMS

 

      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 15, 2016

Braille Institute, Anaheim Center

 

 

Please join us and enter your O&M students in Cane Quest 2016 to make this another fun and rewarding event!

Volunteers will receive 5 CEU's and their 2017 S-CAOMS membership dues will be covered by the Braille Institute.

 

Click here for Scout (Grade 3-6) application and parent permission forms

 

Click here for Explorer (Grade 7-9) and Trailblazer (Grade 10-12) application and parent permission forms

 

Click here if you would like to volunteer at Cane Quest

 

Click here for highlights from Cane Quest, April 18, 2015
 

 

               

Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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