Instructor: Kristi McLaughlin (ESPAC Consultant) and Kelly Krispinski (COMS, Travel Trainer, and ESPAC Consultant)
Start Date: December 1, 2021
End Date: January 7, 2022
Registration Fee: $75
This online training course is designed for Orientation & Mobility Specialists who want to learn more or are interested in becoming travel trainers. The content is focused on the AER O&M Position Paper on O&M Specialist and the Provision of Travel Instruction for Individuals with Nonvisual Disabilities. This is Part 1 of 2 of the course and will focus on the following:
Module 1: The medical and functional aspects of persons with intellectual, physical, perceptual, and learning disabilities, as well as persons with psychological disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, and attention deficit disorder.
Module 2: The use of mobility-related devices, such as wheelchairs, walkers, support canes, scooters, etc. and proper methods for device use on lifts/ramps and securements on public transit vehicles.
This course is not limited to O&M Specialists, but has been developed for this specific audience.