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2022 AER International Conference

Meet us in St. Louis!
Attendee registration for the conference is now open! Visit the conference website to register and learn more: the conference schedule, the venue (Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO), exhibitors, sponsorships and advertising opportunities, and more

The hotel has reserved a discounted room block for AER attendees and exhibitors, however, the room block is almost sold out. Please book your room as soon as possible!

Who Are We?

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional membership organization dedicated to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss. We promote and support the professions by advocating for evidence-based practices, high-quality standards, value-added resources, and giving voice to issues of critical importance.

We provide professional development through conferences, virtual offerings, and publications to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and abilities of professionals within the field.

Why Become A Member?

Why is this important? Because by becoming a member of AER, you join a community of excellence. No matter your role or the number of years in the field, membership in AER places you among a group of elite professionals. AER is a member-centered organization that supports each other; and for that reason, we constantly evolving, growing, and listening. Membership in AER is significant: it’s the one place where like-minded professionals come together to make sure we all have what we need to succeed!

AER Chapters

An AER membership gives you AER Chapter membership at no additional cost. Chapters provide opportunities to connect with local professionals who provide services and resources that enable individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve their educational, employment, and personal independence goals.

Each chapter is unique. With locations throughout the United States and Canada, they provide additional member benefits to AER members at the local level.

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The AER eLearning Center!
Earn those much-needed CEs hours now! Get started now by visiting the AER eLearning Center.

The cost per course for AER members is $10 and non-member per course fee is $25. Please note, those who completed webinars and other sessions prior to February 1, 2021, should download their CE certificates by logging into your AER profile. Any future CE certificates will be provided to you through this new platform.

Upcoming Events

May 5, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Wisconsin AER: Collaborative Vision Conference

Virtual Conference, All are welcome to attend!

July 20, 2022 - July 24, 2022

2022 AER International Conference: Gateway to Community

Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St St. Louis, Missouri

October 19, 2022 - October 21, 2022

2022 Northern Rockies AER Conference

Heritage Inn Fox Farm Road Great Falls, Montana

See all upcoming events


Regular Member


Includes individuals in an educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. A voting membership open to anyone living in the U.S. or Canada.

International Member


Includes individuals in a educational, rehabilitation, and/or professional field working with those who are blind or visually impaired. A voting membership open to anyone living outside the U.S. or Canada.

Student Member


A voting membership open to university students. Need to supply University/College name, expected graduation date, degree program, advisor name & email for confirmation. Limited to 6 cumulative years.

Organization Member


Organizational Member – A non-voting membership category for companies, state/provincial agencies, school systems, non-profit agencies, and other entities that serve those who are blind and visually impaired.

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