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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

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2017 CAOMS Statewide Conference
November 3-5, 2017
Monterey, CA

"O&M: It's Not Just About the Vision Loss"

Click here for conference highlights and presentation materials

Save the date!
COAMS 2018 Statewide Conference

Nov 2-4, 2018, Long Beach CA
"Teaching with Technology"

New on the Resources Page:

"Resources for O&M's Addressing Transportation Restrictions"

Northern CAOMS


Southern CAOMS


The Southern California Association of Orientation and Mobility Specialists (S-CAOMS) have begun hosting a series of virtual CEU offerings to statewide members of CAOMS featuring
speakers from all over the country and abroad.

Our next virtual offering is scheduled for Saturday, February 24th at 9:00 am PST.

Click here to RSVP

Please note this meeting is open to all current and any prospective members interested in joining CAOMS for 2018.



      Cane Quest

     Saturday, October 21, 2017

        Cal State Los Angeles

Cane Quest 2017 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 more photos from Cane Quest 2017


Click here for the Cane Quest website



Mobility: A Basic Freedom

Picture of white cane

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