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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Guide Dogs for the Blind Orientation and Mobility Seminar: For Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists

Wednesday, June 29 - Thursday, June 30 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

When your client wants to make the transition from using a white cane to becoming a guide dog handler, you’ll want to be able to provide the necessary support for them to be successful. We are excited to welcome the team from Guide Dogs for the Blind to Second Sense for this comprehensive orientation and mobility seminar!

Guide Dogs for the Blind is the largest guide dog school in North America with over 2,000 graduates. This free, two-day seminar provides you with the professional knowledge and skills that promote the provision of quality service and ethical practice. The course meets the high standards set by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Orientation & Mobility specialists who attend Guide Dogs for the Blind’s O&M Seminar are eligible to receive 13 CE hours.

Registration deadline: May 27th, 2022. Space is limited.


The seminar is open to university-trained O&M specialists with over 12 months experience working with adults. If you do not work with adults but are still interested in attending, your registration will be considered if there are still spaces available.

Completing this Orientation & Mobility Seminar Allows You to:

  • educate clients who express an interest in working with a guide dog to the guide dog lifestyle and the GDB class training program
  • prepare clients in the transition from cane to dog
  • assist clients in qualifying for the GDB program
  • assist clients in completing the GDB application process
  • assess clients’ travel skills and other requirements for qualification for admission to GDB’s program
  • provide orientation assistance to active GDB alumni in the field

This Orientation & Mobility seminar is FREE to attend! It will take place at Second Sense’s office in Chicago at 65 E Wacker Place, Suite 1010. We are located between Michigan and Wabash, just south of Wacker Drive. Easily accessible by public transit and with multiple parking garages within walking distance.

Participants travel and lodging costs are the responsibility of the participant. Guide Dogs will provide a light breakfast and lunch to participants both days at no cost.

For more information and/or to register contact Stephanie Zabitz: Senior O&M Program Specialist by email:  or phone: 800-295-4050 ext 2363.