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.

CAOMS membership form

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2019 CAOMS Statewide Conference

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



CAOMS Statewide Conference 2020

"Service Project-Seas The Day"

November 6-9, 2020

A whole new concept for a CAOMS Statewide Conference with workshops, hands on experiences, and a service project in Mexico.

Our 2020 Service Project leaves Long Beach Harbor on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm and returns on Monday, November 9, at 9:00 am.
The fare for an inside cabin is $410 per person. An ocean view cabin is $460 per person. These prices include all taxes, port fees and pre-paid gratuities.
The deadline to book your cabin with a $100 deposit is June 1, 2020. The balance is due August 24, 2020.
Contact Tom Rotunno at trotunno@cruiseshipcenters.com or call him at 714-623-3140 ASAP to get your preferred location on the ship
Contact S-CAOMS President Nicholas Casias for conference registration information at nicholas.casias@gmail.com


Calling All Interested Presenters!!

The California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists (CAOMS) seeks presenters for its annual statewide conference, November 6-9, 2020 on the beautiful Carnival Inspiration leaving from Long Beach Harbor, California. Presentations must address at least one of the 13 ACVREP approved content areas listed in the application below, Applications must be received by March 31, 2020.
"Service Project-Seas The Day" is this year's conference theme. The focus will be on being of service to diverse and unique populations. We are looking to expand education and knowledge in the visual impairment field through collaboration to meet the needs of the whole child or adult education experience. Topics may be presented as an individual, panel, facilitated discussion, or student review.

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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

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