without having to leave your office or couch.


All around the world, O&M Specialists are discovering new techniques that increase their students’ independence in faster and more effective ways.

We deserve to easily learn from these thought leaders so we can make the same positive impact on our students’ lives-- and make our jobs easier.


All while getting ACVREP CEU’s and connecting with other experts in our field


We are in the year 2020. There is no reason why we should be forced to put up with the hassles of travel just to get CEU's. 

If you're like me, being a way from home isn't an option.

Not being able to go to the conferences that weren't in my city made me feel like I was a bad teacher.

Not only was I missing out on the important skills I needed, but my students suffered. 


That's when the International O&M Online Symposium was born. 


Image not having to track mileage, handle travel arrangements, or pre-pay for your expensive hotel in hopes that your agency will pay you back. 

What would it be like to not have to worry about hiring a babysitter to pick up your children, to board your dogs, or how much work you have to get done before you leave town? 

The hassles of traveling and being forced to mingle with people you don't really know are a thing of the past. 


With the International O&M Online Symposium, you can get all of your continuing education credits for the year- without leaving town! 


Wait. Let me repeat that. 

All of your CEU's for the year without leaving town.


The 2020 International O&M Online Symposium

is our profession's premier digital conference.

Happening LIVE January 29-31, 2020!

In 3 days, you will not only have all the continuing education credits you need for the year,  FASTER THAN ANY OTHER CONFERENCE.

You'll also have:

Connections with other dedicated O&M Specialists from around the world so you can stop feeling so alone. 

The ability to ask the presenter your questions when you come to their session. All presentations are held in real time! 

But if you can't make it live, no worries. We've got playback options for you. 


Easy to Access Presentations

Learn from expert O&M Specialists world-wide.

Community & Support

Network with hundreds of dedicated O&M Specialists from around the world.

Continuing Education Credits

Get your CEU's faster than ever before.


from now until 11:59 PM EST Friday, January 24, 2020.

With presentations designed to


You can't go wrong. 

2020 International O&M Online Symposium Presentations include:


Supporting People with CVI. Presented by: Helen St. Claire Tracy 

1:00-2:30 PM EST

Teaching Students to Deal with Uncontrolled Crossings, Including Use of Simulation. Presented by: Laura Zierer and Dona Sauerburger

2:45-4:00 PM EST

Independence Looks Different on Everyone. Presented by: Anna Peskin

4:15-5:30 PM EST

Orientation and Mobility Service for Adults with Neurological Vision Impairment in Australia. Presented by: Jeremy Hill and Ewa Borkowski

5:45-7: 00 PM EST

Scanning for Cars, Bars, and Stars. Presented by: Dona Sauerburger 

1:00-2:30 PM EST

Guide Dog Mobility. Presented by: Lee Stanway

2:45-4:00 PM EST

Using Support Canes for Orientation and Mobility: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective. Presented by: W. LaMont Council and Meg Walker

4:15-5:30 PM EST

Discover how successful people with visual impairments view the world. Panel of successful individuals who have visual impairments. 

5:45-7:00 PM EST

The Beginnings of O&M in Early Intervention. Presented by: Audrey Farelly

1:00-2:30 PM EST

Considerations for School-Aged Students with Optic Nerve
Hypoplasia and Challenging Behavior. Presented by: Amber Kahn

2:45-4:00 PM EST

How to Use the O&M Inventory 5.0. Presented by: Ron Later

4:15-5:30 PM EST

How to use the Texas Two Steps, O&M for Early Intervention curriculum. Presented by: Shay Utley and Tracy Hallak 

5:45-7:00 PM EST

That's 15 CEU's in 3 just Days.



  1. Once you enroll, the person registered will automatically receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to watch the presentations and get your CEU's.
  2. At least 24 hours prior to the Symposium, we will email you the link to watch the presentations live.
  3. On January 29th, just hop in the presentations and hang out with us! If you choose to watch the presentations at a later date, they will be available by February 10. Just log in (we'll send you the log in credentials) and enjoy! 

That's it! 

If you watch the presentations after they are recorded, they are still eligible for CEU credits. 

Have you ever wondered why some O&M Specialists seem like they can handle ANY situation, while others continue to flounder and feel stressed? 

It's because the O&M Specialists who have overcome overwhelm and burnout know ONE THING-

Spending time learning about a topic now will save them frustration later.

If you've been stressed out and wondering why your students aren't making the progress they deserve to be making... 

Or if you're tired of searching the internet for the answers to your questions only to be let down AGAIN... 

You're misusing your most valuable resource- time. 


In fact, for most O&M Specialists who feel burnt out, it's because they continue to think they don't have time to spend on professional development and then they try to search Google for answers. Only to be left feeling more burnt out than they already do.  

Successful O&M Specialists take professional development opportunities that save them time in the long run. Which also then saves them money. (Talk about #winning!)


If you make just $40/hour and search the internet for your answers for just 6 hours, you've already wasted $240 of your agency's money. How often do you spend your planning time searching for answers and end up empty handed? I bet it's more than 6 planning periods per year. 


And the best part...

Getting to stay in your own town means you get to choose how YOU want to participate. 

No more tummy troubles from eating food that you don't really like. 

No more canceling students with ASD and hoping that everything turns out okay. 

No more worrying about not being able to pick up your kids, dogs, whomever. 


Some participants love to stay home, light a fire, and watch the sessions with a hot cocoa in hand. 

Other participants have had work parties complete with snacks and sparkling water.

While others have students for half of the day and spend the other half of the day with us. 


Registration for the International O&M Online Symposium is currently open!



Wow! What an opportunity to learn from great presenters. This is a relatively inexpensive way to attend sessions, earn CEU's, and interact with other Orientation and Mobility Specialists.

Chris Tabb

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, O&M Supervisor

Great experience, learning from the comfort of your home. No hotels, no paying for parking or misplacing your room key. Not having to get ready, just make a cup of coffee, grab a blanket and a notepad and you are ready to learn. When you are done with the conference you are able to quickly be home with your family. The speakers were super cool and informative. Why can't all conferences be this cool?

Lauren Nieblas 

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist


Learning more then I realized I didn't know, is what this Symposium is all about! We often think outside the box as part of doing what we do, but with these sessions we learned how to think bigger then the box.  Tips and suggestions that I never thought of are already proving to get me over those plateaus I was struggling with in helping my students.

Judi Lambert


I really appreciated the 2019 Symposium. The sessions were very interesting, even though much of it seemed to be more geared to working with children. It was awesome to have an opportunity to get a conference like experience without having to shell out time and money for travel. It was also helpful that there was more time given in order to accomplish all the sessions, so it didn't take away from work demands. Great job! 


Thanks for all your efforts to make this happen!

Kimberley Lambe



This will change the game.

There just isn’t enough time to offer you live presentations on every subject in our field. So that’s why we are offering you


If your students don’t need these skills right now, you are in a better place than most.

Many of us have students that are currently suffering because we didn’t take the time to go to presentations that we didn’t think we needed

BEFORE we got into a situation where we needed that information and had nowhere to find it.  


✔️ 3 Extra Weeks ($200 value)

to catch up on the Symposium presentations at your convenience. Missed a specific strategy that you want to take notes on? Need to refresh yourself on a topic? You’ll have access to each of the presentations from February 10- March 1! (


✔️15 Continuing Education Credits from ACVREP.  ($100 value)

So you can continue to make a significant impact in the lives of your students.


✔️BONUS PRESENTATION: Integration of Fall Prevention into your O&M Practice ($47 value)

1 hour CEU pre-recorded webinar with Dr. Lisa Dillon. This webinar will help you discover how to prevent falls in your elderly O&M clients and those with increased fall risk. 


Join the 2020 International O&M Online Symposium Today for Just $245 USD


and Start Enjoying the Benefits of Having Current O&M Strategies + A Global Perspective + A Supportive Community

Without Leaving Home


To register with a purchase order or check, apply the coupon code 2020 to your registration. You will have the option to send your administration an invoice after you check out. 

For registration assistance:

Please call our office at 512-666-8499 or email us at [email protected]


If we haven't answered your questions already, perhaps they're covered here:

When is the Symposium happening?

The International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium is set for January 29-31, 2020 from 1:00-7:00 PM EST (These dates are in Eastern Standard Time).  


I need to Pay with a Purchase Order or Check. How do I do that? 

Just use the code "2020" at checkout. You will have the option to send an invoice to the personnel at your agency to pay for the registration. 


How can I register a group? 

We love groups. Groups are our favorite! It's easier to register groups if you either call us at 512-666-8499 or send us an email at [email protected] with your number and time for us to call you. That way, we do all of the entering of names, and you can get back to doing the things that matter. 


Do I have to attend the Symposium in real-time in order to get CEU's?

Our replay videos are also accredited for ACVREP credit for you. 


Will we receive ACVREP credit for the symposium sessions we attend?

Yep! You will be able to receive ACVREP credit for all sessions attended live or watching a playback video as long as you answer the CEU quiz form with 100% accuracy. The quiz questions are typically simple and created just to show ACVREP that you didn't just turn the webinar on and walk away.  


I need a CEU's from a different organization. How do I do that?

Usually you just fill out your organization's paperwork in advance and request that these sessions be counted towards your CEU's with that organization. 


How many ACVREP credits are available for the symposium?

We've got 15 ACVREP credits available for those who attend all of the sessions, not including the Bonus Presentations.  


So, how does this work exactly? 

Once you pay your registration, you will be sent a confirmation code and a welcome email.

You will receive the links and passwords (if applicable) to each of the sessions in your email inbox no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the symposium. You will also receive your Continuing Education Credit form for each webinar session.

Then, all you have to do is sit down at your computer, enter the links and passwords to the sites, and learn from the most innovative thought leaders in our industry.


How do I get CEUs?

Here's how it happens: 

  1. You register for the conference. 
  2. Attend the sessions. You can do this either live or by watching the replay in our members-only website. If you watch the sessions live, you just log in on the day and time. If you watch the sessions in the replay, we have access to see if you watch the entire session or skip through to get the codes. FYI: ACVREP has the right to ask for those records. 
  3. Submit a CEU form for every presentation you watch. You'll need to put in your beginning and ending codes, and answer a few comprehension questions. 


That's it! Your CEU credits will be emailed to you automatically for each CEU form that you answer with 100% accuracy. 


Can my friend/colleague and I watch the presentations together?

Yes, you and your friend(s) can watch the presentations together. However, you will each need to register yourselves as individual participants. 


What are your refund policies? 

Your money is precious. If you register for the International Orientation and Mobility Online Symposium and decide you do not want to attend, you are welcome to request a refund by sending us an email at theteam@alliedindependenceonline  up to one week before the Symposium starts. We will promptly refund your money. No hard feelings. 


When does registration end?

Registration closes at 11:59 PM EST on Friday, January 24, 2020. We will not be allowing late registrants. 


Don't see your question here?

Just call us at 512-666-8499 or email our team at [email protected]. We are happy to help! 




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