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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"

Northern CAOMS


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 who have made Cane Quest a great success.


We will also be celebrating  the 50th anniversary of the Cal State LA O&M program!


Click here to download application forms


Click here for the Cane Quest website

Click here for highlights from the 2016 event



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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