What Makes the AIS Orientation and Mobility Department Exceptional?
AIS Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Service Providers are highly qualified, trained, and certified specialists who provide O&M instruction to develop safe, efficient, and independent travel skills for individuals who have visual impairments.
AIS provides ongoing support to O&M Service Providers through individual mentorship, consultation, and trainings to ensure quality services are provided to each student.
What are our roles in your School?
AIS contracts with public and private schools as well as organizations to provide direct instruction, consultation and assessments for school-aged students and their families (Pre-K to 12th grade) and adults in a variety of settings.
Teach spatial and environmental concepts to students that will aide in independence as well as implementation of these concepts in their home, school, and community settings.
Provide instruction in orientation and mobility techniques including long cane travel in school and community environments with instruction in travel aids.
AIS O&M service providers conduct orientation and mobility assessments, participate in the IEP process, and collaborate with school staff to ensure safety and independence for each student.
Educational Support Services
Consult services for students
Professional development and trainings for staff or teachers
Assistive Technology Assessments and troubleshooting
Fosters understanding and acceptance of visually impaired students by administrators, general education teachers, related service providers, peers and parents by conducting staff developments, being an advocate and teaching self-advocacy to students.
Interact with parents and other team members, crossing various personal and professional disciplines and environments.