Please click on the following links below for the IAER Community Partner Award Nomination Form and the IAER Individual Award Nomination Form:

IAER Community Partner Award Nomination Form

IAER Individual Award Nomination Form


2019 IAER Conference

“Connecting the Dots”
February 14-15, 2019

Chicago Marriott Naperville
1801 North Naper Boulevard

Naperville, Illinois 60563

With an annual attendance of approximately 300 participants, the Illinois AER conference is one of the largest gatherings in the nation specifically for professionals who work in the field of low vision and blindness. We hope you will join us for this year’s conference event.

Registration: Please click on the following link for participant registration and exhibitor registration:

Accommodations: A room block has been reserved at the Chicago Marriott Naperville at a special rate of $124.00 per night. Please click on on the following link to book your room under the group rate: IAER Group Rate Link

Program: The conference program will provide participants the opportunity to choose from almost 40 different breakout sessions including topics related to assistive technology, orientation and mobility, cerebral visual impairment, rehabilitation, deafblindness, and much more. Check out the At-A-Glance Schedule and the Schedule with Descriptions for more information on the program. We will continue to update these documents as program details are confirmed.

Awards: A highlight of the conference is the opportunity to recognize phenomenal professionals in our state. Consider nominating your colleagues. The links below provide access to a description of each award along with the appropriate nomination form.

IAER Community Partner Award Nomination Form

IAER Individual Award Nomination Form

Past Conference Archive
2016 Conference
2017 Conference


Conference Handouts
16 With No Wheels PowerPoint | Word
Age Determ Guide Blocks Through Ages PDF
Age Determination Guidelines PDF
Caring for Infants and Toddlers PDF
CEC Intervener Standards 2015 PDF
How Interveners Differ From Other Typical Support Staff Word
Are Intervener Services Appropriate for Your Student With Deaf-Blindness? PDF
Intervener Language PowerPoint
Safety First! PowerPoint
Section 25.560 Approval of Interveners for Students Who Are Deaf-Blind PDF
Think Toy Safety PDF
Road to the Olympics: Weightlifting for the Visually Impaired Word
Blending Mainstream and Assistive Technology for Succesful Classroom Outcomes PowerPoint
Case study Word
Hines Blind Rehabilitation Handouts Word
Two Weaving Programs PDF
Pivotal Response Training PowerPoint
Re-Thinking Literacy PowerPoint
Torticollis PowerPoint
Access and Success Powerpoint PowerPoint
How to Create Websites PowerPoint
ISVI Fact or Fiction PowerPoint
ISVI TWO For the Price of One PowerPoint
Low Vision Lighting PowerPoint
Sports for LVB PowerPoint
Project Venture Word
What Our Former Students Wish They Knew (1) Word
What Our Former Students Wish They Knew (2) Word