It is the last weekend of 2017 and come Monday we will officially be in a new year. I never thought 2018 would actually come around and come June it will be 10 years since I graduated high school! Every year since 2008 has lead me right here to the O&M Specialist that I am today.
2017 was a HUGE year of growth for Cane and Compass. The biggest addition was the launch of Cane and Compass Shop and the signature “It’s Just A Cane” tee. The shop has now been open for 6 months with new products coming in 2018.
We also launched a Facebook page for the blog and shop
In November Cane and Compass got to host an exhibitor booth at the California Association of O&M’s Conference and showcase projects posted on the blog and sell shop products face-to-face for the first time. (Shoutout to Cindy Wang-Kohlhepp for helping make the booth possible and being a consistent contributor to the blog)
Together with contributions from creative O&M’s we have added 19 new creative lesson ideas this year.
Listed as a resource for O&M Specialists on the CAOMS and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) website
I want to personally thank everyone who has contributed a creative lesson this year and helped make the goal of Cane and Compass become reality. This website was designed to be a collective resource for all O&M Specialists to use and it cannot work without you.
If you have a great idea to contribute to the blog please e-mail your name, description of the lesson, and any pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org