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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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Assembly Member Quirk-Silva with students and educators from her district supporting AB 947.  Left to Right: Louis Lemonnier (Principal of Hope School), Marion Dawirs (Braille Transcriber), Dr. Nicholas Casias, COMS (President of SCAOMS), Katelynn Guerrero (9th grade student at Anaheim High), Kelly Grove (TVI), Dr. Robyn Casillas, COMS, Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva (with CAOMS hat and swag), Cecelia Vera (9th grade student at Anaheim High), Evan Guerrero (10th grade student at Anaheim High), Evelyn Maldonado (10th grade student at Anaheim High), and Cynthia Lopez (TVI).
On April 5, 2019, Dr. Robyn Casillas, COMS, accompanied by Dr. Nicholas Casias, COMS, lead a delegation of students and staff to meet and thank Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, who sponsored AB 947.  Students presented Ms. Quirk-Silva with braille letters supporting AB 947 (many thanks to TVI Keith Christianson for arranging this!) as well as CAOMS swag she is gamely wearing and presenting in the picture!  It was apparent to all that Ms. Quirk-Silva enjoyed her interactions with the students and particularly loved the letters she received. While Quirk-Silva voiced disappointment in the required amendments to the bill, she also expressed confidence that it will pass and she hopes to have a celebration party sometime in August! 





Support the LAUSD "Advanced Training Camp for Blind Teens "




      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 27, 2018

        Cal State Los Angeles

Cane Quest 2018 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!


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Click here for the Cane Quest website



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane


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