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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

2016 CAOMS Statewide Conference

November 4-6, 2016
San Diego, CA

"Beyond the Scope"

Celebrating CAOMS Fiftieth Anniversary!

Click here for the conference program

Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel

Click here to download the 2016 conference registration form


Click here for highlights and presentation materials from the 2015 conference

New Publications


"The AER Guide on Professional Licensure for VRT and O&M

service providers in the United States"

Prepared and respectfully submitted by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation

 of the Blind and Visually Impaired Legislative Task force 2013-2015.

Click here to download




"Step-by-Step: A Guide to Mobility

Dr. Sandra Rosen

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"Basic Spanish for Orientation and Mobility"
Brenda Naimy

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Northern CAOMS

N-CAOMS will be holding its next meeting at Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired Headquarters located at 1155 Market Street [11th floor] in San Francisco on Saturday January 28th, 2017

The Lighthouse for the Blind will host N-CAOMS for their first meeting of 2017.  The meeting will start at 9:30 am for a meet and greet and include an in-service [to be determined], new facility tour, and the N-CAOMS business meeting. 

Please RSVP to provide us with suggestions for the ACVREP CEU In-service Topic.  RSVP ‘maybe’ or ‘in’ to receive automatic e-mail updates about this event.

RSVPs are required by Wednesday January 25th to allow the Lighthouse and CAOMS ensure adequate space and supplies for participants.  Please check out the RSVP website for more details at:

Southern CAOMS


      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 15, 2016

Braille Institute, Anaheim Center



Thanks to all the O&M Volunteers that made this another fun and rewarding event!


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Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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