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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

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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.
 
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Webinars
 
A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR ALL CHILDREN WITH VISION IMPAIRMENT AND THEIR FAMILIES
Tuesday March 9th, 2021
1 to 2 PM PST
 
 
Details: Overview of "A Bill of Rights for All Children with Visual Impairment and their Families" published
by COSB and AERBVI. Presentation will include the intended purpose and outcomes of said document, which has been recently communicated with our Department of Education.
 
Participants will:
- Be able to articulate the purpose of the "Bill of Rights" document
- Understand how the document can be utilized by families
- Be able to better advocate for their student's needs in their educational settings
 
 
Presenters: Paul Olson, Superintendent, NDVS/SB and Emily Coleman, Superintendent, TSBVI
 
Cost: No Charge to Attend
 
CEUs: 1 ACVREP Credits will be provided at no charge for current CAOMS members, and at $15 for non-CAOMS members.
 
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFE MOBILITY TO ACHIEVING DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE CONGENITALLY BLIND OR SEVERELY VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Thursday March 18th, 2021
10 to 11 AM PST
 
1 ACVREP CEU Available
 
 
Details: This interactive presentation will present a literature review demonstrating the link between unavoidable collisions and developmental delay in learners born blind and visually impaired. In addition, results of a study of 34 learners aged 14 to 69 months Independent walking before and after wearing belt canes will be presented.
By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
- Identify mobility visual impairment in children born severely visually impaired and blind.
- Describe the negative impacts on achieving developmental milestones growing up with unsafe mobility.
- Describe the positive outcomes of wearing belt canes most of the day, every day for children who cannot see to avoid collisions.
Presenter: Dr. Grace Ambrose-Zaken, COMS
Cost: No Charge to Attend
CEUs: Optional 1 ACVREP CEU will be available at no cost to current CAOMS Members and for $15 for non-CAOMS Members.
 

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

 

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      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

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