Habilitation VI UK ( formerly known as MISE) is the National Professional body for Habilitation Practitioners offering support and training for those who deliver Habilitation work to children who have visual impairment. Habilitation was previously known as Mobility and Independence Education. Members come from a variety of organisations with an array of different professional designations. Although we are moving towards standardisation, registering professionals as Registered Qualified Habilitation Specialists (RQHS) and registered qualified Habilitation Assistants (RQHA),   practitioners may still be called Mobility Officers, O&M Instructors, Education, Children’s or Paediatric Mobility Officers or Mobility and Independence Specialists, from which the term MISE was originally  coined.
Practitioners have long strived to achieve full professional status and recognition for the importance of mobility and independence skills for visually impaired children and young people. Over the last few years members worked closely with the Mobility21 project to inform the formulation of National Quality Standards for the Delivery of Habilitation Training (Mobility and Independent Living Skills) for Children and Young People with Visual Impairment and the new name, Habilitation VI UK reflects these developments .



Parents and Carers

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Training courses to qualify as an Habilitation Specialist

There are now two main entry qualifications in to the profession of Habilitation Specialists. If you are coming from outside the ...

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Mission Statement

The aim of HabilitationVIUK is to maximise the mobility and independence skills of children and young people with visual impairments. This ...

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What is Habilitation?

  What is habilitation? Habilitation involves one-to-one training for children and young people with a vision impairment. Starting from their existing skills, ...

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List of Registered Practitioners

The latest list of HabVIUK Registered Practitioners has published, and can be found here Registered Practioners for Publication for website November  2017 It was ...

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Forthcoming Events

Conference 2019   6 March 2019 at  Touchbase Pears,  Selly Oak , Birmingham Conference Agenda   Arrival 9.00 coffee and tea, registration   9.45 Welcome to the ...

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News Updates and Vacancies

Watch this space for relevant news items, New Vacancies, forthcoming events and appropriate links Habviuk guidance long cane measurement   Our last conference  ...

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New Vacancies in News Updates and deadline extensions

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Remember only paid up members will have access to secure areas. Fees for 2018 became due in February. New members will move onto a rolling annual membership from the date of activation. However, sometimes there can be technical issues and sometimes simple human error. Please email  media@habilitationviuk.org.uk  for help.