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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

Governor Gavin Newsom signs AB-947 into law on October 12, 2019!

Click here for details

2019 CAOMS Statewide Conference

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



CAOMS Service Project 2020

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

Request for donations from our community partners


Northern CAOMS

The next NCAOMS meeting will be held on January 25 at the California School for the Blind. RSVP below!
There will be a CEU opportunity and you can also Zoom in if you can not make it in person!

Southern CAOMS

Click here for a list of current S-CAOMS members



CAOMS Purchase Options

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

Click here for a 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.


Click here for the Cane Quest website



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane


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