We are a Melbourne-based partnership providing orientation and mobility (O&M) and travel training and education for independent travel.
The development of orientation and mobility skills and techniques are essential for people who are blind or have low vision, and can also assist individuals with acquired brain injury or other cognitive impairments to maintain their independence. Orientation and mobility is closely linked with the Allied Health sector, and we work closely with other Allied Health professionals.
What does orientation and mobility or travel training provide?
Increased safety and independence in movement and travel abilities.
Increased quality of life in areas such as:
o Self-concept and self-esteem
o Concept development
o Transition to new schools, university, or work settings
o Access to educational and/or extracurricular activities
o Involvement in the community
Independent Options for Mobility is registered with the National Disability Insurance Agency, to provide the following supports:
- Specialised assessment of skills, abilities and needs
- Early intervention supports for early childhood
- Assistive products for vision
- Development of daily living and life skills
- Training for independence in travel and transport
Provider Registration Number: 63395016
We are also a registered provider of orientation and mobility services for children aged 0 – 6 years under the Better Start funding program, working alongside therapists from Able Australia. For more information on our early intervention services, click here.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is a community where people with disabilities travel safely, confidently, independently and with purpose throughout the environment, using whatever travel device they choose.
To bring that vision into reality, we provide high quality, collaborative and inclusive orientation and mobility (O&M) programs, and work to improve community awareness of disability, in particular low vision and blindness.
We tailor our programs to meet individual needs and budgets, and believe in working collaboratively whilst respecting the confidentiality of the individuals and organisations we work with.
We are committed to meeting all client requirements and increasing client satisfaction through the continual measurement, review and improvement of our services, and the effectiveness of our quality management system.
We are certified against the Department of Human Services Standards for Disability Service Providers by Quantum Certification Services. You can view our certification here: Independent Options for Mobility HSS Cert 2016
Looking for more information?
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org