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Orientation & Mobility Seminars


We offer hands-on seminars to Orientation and Mobility Specialists and O&M students in training.

These seminars are designed to enable participants to:

•    Identify and advise clients who are considering a guide dog
•    Prepare clients who will be training with guide dogs
•    Work more effectively with clients who have guide dogs
•    Gain a thorough understanding of what guide dogs and guide dog training are about

During the seminar you’ll learn about:

•    Guide dog training techniques
•    Street crossings
•    Orientation
•    Patterning and conditioning for specific travel objectives
•    Common Dos and Don’ts of guide dog travel
•    How we make great matches between people and guide dogs

Each participant will get to work with a senior Guide Dog Instructor and will walk both sighted and under blindfold with the dog in harness.
The on-site seminar also includes time with instructors, special needs and admissions staff, and earns certified O&M specialists ACVREP-approved CE units.

Seminar groups have up to eight participants.

On-site seminars are held between April and November.
We can also bring our seminar to your agency or college if you have a minimum of five O&M professionals or students who wish to participate.

For more information, contact:
Admissions Department
800-942-0149 ext. 2222