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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

"The Traveler" Statewide CAOMS newsletter        CAOMS Twitter page        CAOMS Facebook page

2018 CAOMS Statewide Conference
November 2-4, 2018
Long Beach, CA

"Teaching with Technology"

Click here for highlights and presentation materials from the 2017 conference


New on the Resources Page:

"Resources for O&M's Addressing Transportation Restrictions"

Northern CAOMS


Southern CAOMS

Click here for a list of current S-CAOMS members



S-CAOMS will be hosting its 2018 Virtual CEU Presentation Series # 3 on Sunday, July 29th, 2018:

The schedule is as follows (we will notify you of any updates):

9:00 AM: CEU Presentation 1: Early O&M for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
(1.5 CEU through ACVREP)

Presented by: Karen Walker, Owner/President, Allied Instructional Services, Virginia 


Description: Karen Walker a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired/Orientation and Mobility Instructor with over 25 years of experience will be providing valuable resources and information regarding O&M early intervention specifically for the 0-5 age range.

ACVREP CEUs are free to CAOMS members!
Non-members = $10/credit hour payable by check ($15.00 for today!)
Or, if you join CAOMS for $30, you can get a triple bonus - membership in CAOMS for 2018, free CEUs, and savings on conference registration.

Please RSVP to provide us with information for ACVREP CEU credit needs, etc. RSVP "maybe" or "in" to receive automatic e-mail updates about this event.

RSVPs are required by Friday, July 27th to allow CAOMS ensure adequate support for participants.

Hi there, 
Nicholas Casias is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
Topic: S-CAOMS 2018 Virtual CEU Presentation Series #3 on July 29th, 2018
Time: Jul 29, 2018 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Or iPhone one-tap :
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Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): 
        US: +1 669 900 6833  or +1 646 558 8656 
    Meeting ID: 100 436 301
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      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 21, 2017

        Cal State Los Angeles

Cane Quest 2017 was another great success with the help of all of the O&M's that volunteered their time

to make it a fun and valuable experience for all the participants.


Click here for more photos from Cane Quest 2017


Click here for the Cane Quest website





Mobility: A Basic Freedom

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