AER is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated exclusively to professionals who provide services to persons with vision loss. Our aim is to 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. AER provides professional development via face-to-face conferences, virtual offerings and publications to strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of professionals within the field. AER provides networking, mentoring, connectivity, awards and scholarships for professionals to advance excellence within the field. Our aim is to ensure that persons with vision loss will have optimal gains and greater independence by giving timely, intentional and value-added support to professionals in the field.
Upcoming Event: The AER International Conference 2018 will be held July 25-29, 2018, in Reno, Nevada. This conference is held every other year in even years, so mark you calendar and make plans to attend this exceptional learning and networking experience.
Several AER chapters will be holding winter and spring conferences. Please scroll down to view upcoming events below or select the Events tab at the top of the page for more information. Check back frequently for new information.
AER is part of the AmazonSmile Program, which means when you shop online at Amazon, the retailer will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. Just bookmark the AER portal when you start shopping. This joins AER’s Shop.com program, which provides a cashback benefit for shoppers who use the AER portal as well as royalties to AER.
AER’s website allows members access to their member record for address updates, to renew, make purchases, and to get to members-only sections of the website. First, members must register for an account. To activate the account:
- Select the login tab at the top of the page to be directed to a series of pages.
- Select Register Now at the bottom of the page.
- Select Quick Activation by Contact ID.
- Enter your member number, first name and last name.
- Choose your own username and password.
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