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.

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


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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