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Orientation and Mobility Specialist Seminars

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) offers FREE seminars to teach Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Specialists how to help prepare your students/clients for the guide dog lifestyle. 

The seminars are held throughout the year both on our campus in San Rafael, CA, as well as at various agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. O&M Seminars are two days in length; lunches are included. There is no fee to attend, but we do request that travel costs be met by the O&M Specialist or their agency. The seminars are limited to 12 participants due to the hands-on nature of the training.

    GDB's O&M Seminar meets the high standards set by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP); upon completion, participants are eligible to receive 13 CE hours. 

    Upcoming O&M Seminars

    Date: October 11-12, 2023

    Location: Washington DC

    Department on Disability Services
    Rehabilitation Services Administration, Sensory Unit
    250 E Street SW Suite 1000
    Washington DC 20024

    Registration deadline: September 20th, 2023

    For more information or to receive an application, please contact Stephanie Zabitz, Senior O&M Program Specialist at [email protected] or 800.295.4050 ext. 2363.