This service includes an individualized Orientation and Mobility (O&M) comprehensive assessment and recommended training to reach specific independent travel objectives. The O&M Specialist is a trained individual who has successfully completed a professional preparation program of Orientation and Mobility Training from a nationally recognized university. O&M sessions may include lessons in pre-cane skills such as human guide as well as indoor and outdoor long cane travel instruction. Lessons may also include instruction in residential, semi-business, downtown travel environments and required dog guide pre-training. The O&M specialist will work to meet the consumer’s travel needs whether this is in a home environment, in the community or at a job site. Maximizing safety and independence are underlining objectives of all mobility lessons.