Youth Orientation and Mobility
Youth Orientation and Mobility provides O&M training for 16- or 17-year-olds and education for a supporter (typically a family member) to learn more about blindness, the skills their loved one uses and how to help in O&M goals. Instruction can cover basic cane skills to advanced cane skills to guide dog readiness.
Participants in this program stay in a local hotel and participate in our traditional training environments. All travel, meals and hotel expenses are covered by Leader Dog. During the instruction period, clients and their supporters also receive a tour of the Leader Dog facilities.
This program, like our traditional O&M program, takes place over the course of one week. Youth O&M dates are available for a specific week each June, July and August. To apply, simply start an O&M application!
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