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Off campus O&M: a model approach to a national problem

No longer able to take students off campus for O&M lessons? Learn more about this successful CA legislation!

Updated with link to Out and About in California webinar: https://www.livebinders.com/b/2697416

In many schools O&M specialists struggle to get permission to take their students off-campus where real learning can take place. Hear how California O&Mers have tackled this issue through legislation!

Join the Orientation and Mobility Specialist Association on December 5th at 7:00 EST for 
“Out and About in California: Legislative Advocacy for O&M and ECC Instruction in the School System” 
Presented by: Dr. Nicholas Casias and Brenda Naimy of Cal State LA; and Jaye Shupin of the California Association of O&M Specialists (CAOMS) 
Across California, many Local Education Agencies (LEAs) impose significant restrictions on community-based O&M instruction. Many LEAs limit or prevent O&M Specialists from transporting students to community sites. It is also common for LEAs to limit O&M lessons to school hours. This presentation outlines our success in passing legislation to rectify these problems, upholding the right of children with visual impairments to O&M evaluation and instruction throughout the community according to individual need.
Link to article:
Advocating for Off-Campus Orientation and Mobility Instruction in California: A Successful Grassroots Movement

Meeting Information:
Monday, December 5th, 7:00 PM Eastern 
(Please note this month’s Mobility Monday will only be offered at the 7PM Eastern time, with replays available on our website after the event. Visit https://www.usomsa.org/resources/ and click on “OMSA Mobility Monday” Live Binder towards the bottom of the page.) OMSA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: OMSA Mobility Monday

The “Out and About in CA” recording will be available here along with all the OMSA Mobility Monday recordings.

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