Welcome to the AER Physical Activity & Recreation Division (Division 19).
AER members are invited to connect with professionals committed to enhancing physical activity and recreation experiences for individuals who are blind and visually impaired by joining the newly created Physical Activity & Recreation Division.
The division’s mission is to facilitate communication and collaboration between professionals who are working to help those who are blind and visually impaired to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life.
Physical activity and recreation professionals will benefit from collaborating with other specialists, learning more about how to enhance teaching and accessibility. Through these collaborations, this Division will raise awareness of the importance of physical activity and recreation and help influence behaviors that lead to active and healthy lifestyles.
Connecting with other professionals will give you a chance to:
• Meet great like-minded professionals with shared goals.
• Share your experience through peer to peer discussions; and elevate proven practices and research-based strategies in the field.
• Add solutions to challenges that will lead to increased physical activity and recreation.
• Engage in collaborative professional development that will advance the field and so much more!
Leadership (2019 – 2021)
Chair: Janice Moran
Chair-Elect: Kelsey Linsenbigler
Secretary: Tristan Pierce
Treasurer: Dr. Lauren Lieberman
Past Chair: Stacey Gibbins