Welcome to AER Online
Registration is open for the AER International Conference 2014, July 30-August 3, in San Antonio, Texas. Join us for this biennial opportunity for outstanding education and networking. Luminaries from throughout the vision field will share their expertise in three-and-a-half days of intense programming that will fill your head with knowledge and ideas. Plus you will be part of AERís exciting 30th Anniversary celebrations. Register today at http://aerbvi.org/international2014.
CE Pass for AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2013
Those who purchased the CE Access Pass for last Decemberís AER O&M Conference may access sessions online through the AER Knowledge Center. MultiView, the company that recorded the 70+ hours of sessions, sent purchasers an email with a user name and password for the site. ACVREP has approved credits for the online and onsite sessions. After viewing the sessions for which you want credit, contact the AER office at 703-671-4500 or firstname.lastname@example.org and request a transcript.
For those who did not purchase the CE Pass, you may still do so at http://aerbvi.sclivelearningcenter.com/index.aspx?PID=7760 through March 31. AER members receive a 50% discount off the list price for the package of recorded sessions from the conference. Make sure you log in using your email address and last name to qualify for the discount. Beginning April 1, sessions will be priced separately.
Professional Recruitment Flyers Available
The AER Professional Personnel Recruitment Committee has completed production of four flyers that members may use to help recruit others to become professionals serving those who are blind and visually impaired. Flyers for Vision Rehabilitation Therapists, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Low Vision Therapists, and Orientation & Mobility Specialists are posted on the AER website so that you may download and copy them for distribution at career days, chapter meetings, teacher lounges, etc. The two-sided flyers are available in color and black & white. Each flyer covers typical job activities, why professionals like the job, how to become a blind & visually impaired professional, and employment locations. AER commends the Professional Recruitment Committee and the numerous volunteers who contributed their expertise to the creation of these resources.
Multi-Year Sponsor Opportunity with AER
AER has launched a multi-year sponsor program which provides a new marketing opportunity for organizations wishing to influence vision professionals who serve those who are blind and visually impaired. Look here for more information.
The January - February 2014 issue of JVIB is available Online!
Click the link below to view this members only benefit. To access this feature you must be signed in to the members only section of the AER website, refer to your user name and password appearing on your AER member card, or contact email@example.com for assistance.
Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
AER Knowledge Center
Click here to reach the AER Knowledge Center with more than 70 hours each of programming from the AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2013 and the AER International Conference 2012. Log in and create an account and purchase sessions by the hour, if you did not purchase a CE Access Pass.
New recorded webinars available!
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AER's Mission Statement
The mission of AER is to support professionals who provide education and rehabilitation services to people with visual impairments, offering professional development opportunities, publications, and public advocacy.
International in scope, AER's membership consists of a very diverse group, including administrators, vision rehabilitation therapists (formerly known as rehabilitation teachers), orientation and mobility specialists, low vision therapists, itinerant teachers, and support personnel, who work with infants, children and teens, adults, seniors, and veterans. Whatever the specialty, all AER members are committed to the principle that blind and visually impaired persons have unique needs which require specialized services delivered by trained individuals.
The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired is a 501 (c)(3) organization.