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Introducing AER’s most recent contribution to the vibrancy of the professional vision loss community, the AER eLearning Center! We are excited for you to check out our new platform, featuring new course content and classes on-demand. Earn those much needed CEs hours now! Get started now by visiting https://www.aerelearning.org/  

The cost per course for AER members is $10 and the 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.

If you have any technical issues, please contact Megan Doty at [email protected]

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In light of circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, the AER Accreditation Council approves, through December 31, 2021 the following policy for all higher education programs, agencies and specialized schools pursuing or maintaining accreditation. Click here to continue reading…

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AER

The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) is a professional 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.

AER Chapters
An AER membership provides automatic membership in an AER Chapter at no additional cost. Chapters provide unique 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.

Why Membership Matters
When you join 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 where members support each other; and for that reason and many others, AER is constantly evolving, growing and listening. Your goals and your needs are our purpose. Membership in AER is significant: it’s the one place where likeminded professionals come together to make sure members have what they need to succeed.

Upcoming Events

April 21, 2021 - April 23, 2021

2021 Virtual Penn-Del AER Chapter Conference

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April 22, 2021 - April 23, 2021

Michigan AER Conference 2021: Motivation. Access. Excellence. Resilience.

Open to all!, Online Virtual Conference

April 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

Wisconsin AER: Collaborative Vision Conference

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October 24, 2021 - October 26, 2021

New York AER Chapter Conference: The Many Hats We Wear

Syracuse Doubletree Hilton Syracuse, New York

October 26, 2021 - October 28, 2021

AER Northern Rockies Chapter Conference 2021

Cody, Wyoming

November 4, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Northeast AER Conference: Navigating Our Way Together

Virtual Conference – Open to All ,

July 21, 2022 - July 25, 2022

“Gateway to Community” AER International Conference 2022

Union Station Hotel 1820 Market St St. Louis, Missouri SAVE THE DATE!

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Regular Member

$175/year

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

$175/year

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

$98/year

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

$605-$755/year

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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