Visual Impairment Endorsement - Orientation and Mobility - (Blended: Four Days In-residence Required) SPED Cohort 8 (Course 4) (END20001)

Credits: 5 / Tuition: $400 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $400.00 / No Show Fee: $50.00
Status: OPEN / Maximum Size: 25 / Current Applicants: 7
Instructor: Christina Davis
Date: 6/3/2019 thru 6/28/2019 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: - Georgia Academy for the Blind (GAB) Macon, GA (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 5/28/2019

Course Description
Course 4: Orientation and Mobility (Blended: Three Days Residency Required), commonly refered to as, "O&M" is a profession which focuses on instructing individuals who are blind or visually impaired to safely and effectively travel through their environment. Individual O&M instructors can work for schools, government agencies or do private contracting for their services.    
Class Notes
Please plan to attend the following dates in-residence. 
  • June 11 - 13, 2019 (Tu, Wed, Th)


Central Georgia Technical College

Warner Robins Campus

Building B, Room 224 

80 Cohen Walker Drive

Warner Robins, GA  31088 


You will need a cane for the VIE 4 Introduction to Orientation and Mobility in June.  You may get your cane from any distributor, but the suggested requirements are that you get a 4-piece folding aluminum cane with a traditional rubber grip and a hook-on rolling marshmallow tip. 

We have talked with Maxi-Aids and they carry these canes in stock. If you choose to order from Maxi-Aids, you can call them at 800-522-6294 and use Customer Service to place your order (Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:30).  The 4-piece folding aluminum cane with a traditional rubber grip has a stock number that begins with 14848.  (The remaining digits depend on the desired length of the cane.)  Your instructor recommends requesting a hook-on rolling marshmallow tip, unless you have another preference. 

TO DETERMINE LENGTH OF CANE:  Length in inches or centimeters from lower tip of sternum (xiphoid process) to the floor. (For example, a person who is 5’6” may measure 47 inches from the lower tip of the sternum to the floor.) If this is confusing, cane users can measure the distance from the armpit to the floor and subtract about 3 inches.  NOTE:  Canes are sold in 2-inch increments, so you will want to round up to the next even number.

You are not required to purchase a cane if you already have access to a suitable cane. It is important that the cane be of an appropriate length for your height. 

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Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.