Welcome to Virginia AER!

Welcome to the Virginia AER!

Greetings VA AER Members!

The theme for the 2018 Virginia AER Conference is Achieving Independence in All Walks of Life. This year's conference is about maximizing independence for all of us who are involved in the rehabilitation and education of individuals with visual impairments, both personally and professionally. Please consider this theme when planning your presentation.

Please click here for Call for Proposals information.






Save the Dates!

VA AER Conference

Feb. 21 – 23, 2018  

“Achieving Independence in all walks of life”



Virginia Crossings Hotel by Hilton, Glen Allen, VA






Information on booking rooms and registration available November 1, 2017


We hope to see you there!!!




Attending the VA AER conference is a great way to rejuvenate your passion and to network with others!





There is now a Virginia AER facebook page entitled Virginia AER. This fb is another option for our members to stay connected with what is going on in Virginia!




Virginia AER's mission is to empower, encourage, and educate professionals
who work in all phases of education and rehabilitation
of blind and visually impaired children and adults



Scroll down for information about:

  • 2017 Joint AFB Leadership & Virginia AER Conference
  • The Barbara McCarthy Scholarship- It's time to apply!
  • Scholarship Fundraising Contest
  • Virginia AER Grants & Stipend Dates
  • Join the Virginia Chapter of AER
  • Winners!





Are you a STUDENT enrolled in an area of study that directly supports people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind? VA AER offers scholarships to eligible graduate and/or undergraduate students.


Application and information on Scholarships, Grants & Stipend Resource Page




SCHOLARSHIP Fundraising Contest!

Go to the Scholarships, Grants & Stipend Resource Page for more information!!




 New Quarterly Awards Dates for Virginia AER Chapter’s

Grants and Stipends

Check your calendars and submit your completed application!

Virginia AER wants to empower you to bring your project idea or training goal to fruition.  Download these newly revised applications today!



For more information, go to the

Scholarship, Grants & Stipends

Resource Page



Wonder what AER can do for you?

Check out this video to find out!

Join the Virginia Chapter of AER Now


Winner of the Mason Award of Service is Julie Lee Kay and the Dominion Award of Excellence is Karen Walker!



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