California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists

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


2019 CAOMS Statewide Conference

November 1-3, 2019
Monterey, CA
"O&M Above & Beyond: Special Considerations for O&M"



Northern CAOMS

New Northern CAOMS Membership Google Form

On-Demand Webinars
Over 10 ACVREP Credits Available 
N-CAOMS offers a series of recorded webinars with ACVREP CEUs available.  Webinars include:
Roundabouts: Problems and Possibilities
Using Tactile Graphics for Remote O&M Instruction
Click & Treat: New Methods for Providing Route Orientation to Guide Dog Teams!
CAOMS Convo: Teaching O&M at a Distance
Mobile Wayfinding Apps
- AB-947: Moving Forward with California's New ECC Law
- Lost in Space: An O&M Instructor's Guide to Teaching Spacial Skills
- And more coming soon...
ACVREP Credits are provided at no charge for current CAOMS members, and at $15 per CEU for non-CAOMS members.
Only $30 per year, CAOMS membership is open nationwide and anyone who believes in the goals and mission of CAOMS is welcome to join. Interested in joining CAOMS?  Simply print and mail the CAOMS Membership form or complete the Online N-CAOMS Membership Form and submit membership dues.

Southern CAOMS

List of current S-CAOMS members


CAOMS Purchase Options

When paying online please email the membership form to: xiomaram23@sbcglobal.net

CAOMS membership form



      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 19, 2019

        Cal State Los Angeles

Cane Quest 2019 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.


Cane Quest website



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane


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