Welcome to the Archives page -- enjoy this little trip through the past!
The mission and purpose of the O&M PA Working Group has evolved since it was first conceived in the Summer of 2013 for the purpose of establishing an autonomous Professional Association for O&M specialists and guide dog mobility instructors.
When the Steering Committee contracted and began working with an organizational consultant to help decide whether to develop the Professional Association within AER or separately, they realized that such a narrow goal would not assist in the process -- instead, we needed
to focus on developing a strategy and infrastructure to promote and support our profession, which we did.
You will find links below to the O&M profession's first strategic planning in 2000; a paper written 13 years later expressing a desire for change; and a page from the process of developing a Strategic Plan which was done in the Spring of 2014.