Discipline Lead Orientation and Mobility
Hi, I’m Janelle. I’m a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, graduating from La Trobe University in 2010. I’m passionate about supporting people to live independent lives, their way. As an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, my focus is on helping people who are blind or vision impaired navigate their environments safely. Whether that is at home, school or the community.
During my career, I've previously provided reflective supervision, coaching, mentoring and support to clinical teams of Occupational Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Instructors and Social Workers. I also have a Bachelor of Applied Science – Recreation, Planning and Management as well as a Diploma of Management. As the new Discipline Lead - Orientation and Mobility for Can:Do, I will be guiding and encouraging client support under multiple funding sources including the NDIS.
In my down time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children, reading a good book and even playing some table tennis, now that I’m retired from basketball. A fun fact about me – just prior to commencing study as an Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Instructor, I worked in the UK as a lifeguard on a resort. The day I helped some guests who had vision impairment, was the day I decided I wanted to move back to Australia and study to become an O&M.